We investigate the next generation of recommendation systems, building on (1) new techniques for equating and ranking available content/product/behavior choices based on image and tag data, and (2) modeling the individual based on a rich set of historical data streams so as to more ‘insightfully’ match and adapt to their needs.
We look at how data from mobile devices, sensors, as well as new cryptography techniques and protocols can enable meaningful connections between people in the same location, including buildings, offices, and public spaces.
We are developing the next generation of interaction techniques that will enable people to access information and communicate with others effectively at home and on-the-go. We focus on devices and interactions that enable all people, regardless of age or (dis)ability, to benefit from technology to promote equity.
We are a diverse team of faculty, postdocs, and PhD students at Cornell Tech, the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute, and the Technion. Core members of the team are listed here but we collaborate wtih many others.
The collaboration brings together two institutions that are central to the NYC tech scene: AOL as a pioneering media technology company and Cornell Tech as the new flagship university campus for digital technologies. The AOL gift allows researchers to pursue diverse topics including human computer interaction, computer vision, machine learning, natural language processing, and social computing. The research catalyzes the use of data to make choices about behaviors and products, enhance and support our connections to the people closest to us, and help create ties that empower and build local communities.
The Connected eXperiences Lab, an endeavor of the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute with cooperation through Cornell Tech, includes full-time engineers and designers, in addition to faculty, PhD students and postdocs. To build meaningful technologies and improve the likelihood of impact, we need people in-house that can design and build systems, moving early research prototypes into the real world. If you are interested in working with us, please send us an e-mail!
Cx Faculty member, Deborah Estrin, was awarded the 2017 IEEE Internet Award for her exceptional contributions to the advancement of internet technology. The Nokia sponsored award highlighted her “formative contributions and thought leadership in internet routing and in mobile sensing techniques and applications, from environmental monitoring to personal and community health.” Click here for more information.
The Cx Lab members presented their paper on Immersive Recommendations research technology at the 25th World Wide Web Convention in Montreal. This technology translates personal digital trace from one platform into content recommendations on another platform.
PlateClick has launched a new application, designed and developed In the Connected Experiences Lab. PlateClick builds your dietary profile by eliciting several rounds of food item comparisons, and then recommends healthy recipes that cater to your preferences.
AOL-supported Cx demos occurred at CSCW 2016 – including GroupLink, a group recommendation system by AOL Fellow Longqi Yang and Andy Hsieh as well as an app and visualization for Movement, by AOL Fellow Emily Sun and Cx Postdoc Ross McLachlan.
Cx Faculty Anat Rafaeli presented ideas of Emotion in Innovating Service Channels; and is working with Cx Faculty Roi Reichart on a research program to facilitate automatic coding of emotions.
Cx Faculty Serge Belongie and his students have been working on an algorithm called “SNaCK,” which combines expert-intuition with machine driven analysis to analyze large data-sets: to see what’s similar to what. The SNaCK algorithm source code is now available on GitHub.
Student Elad Hoffer, under supervision of Technion Cx Faculty Nir Ailon, presented his work on “Deep Metric Learning Using Triplet Network” at SIMBAD 2015.
October 28, 2015
Lei Shi, an AOL PhD Fellow, participated in the ASSETS 2015 conference in Lisbon, Portugal, where he won the gold medal of the student competition for his research on interactive 3D models for education.
October 20, 2015
At the Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2015), AOL PhD Fellow, Longqi Yang, presented his research on PlateClick: Bootstrapping Food Preferences Through an Adaptive Visual Interface.
October 1, 2015
A new Cx app, GroupLink launched a live demo system. GroupLink helps people find Meetups that fit their interests based on their Twitter or Gmail data.
September 25, 2015
Shiri Azenkot, Cx Faculty and PI of the Enhanching Ability Lab at Cornell Tech, conducted an engaging workshop at NYC Media Lab's Annual Summit. The workshop challenged participants to design technology that would make the world more accessible to people with disabilities.
September 8, 2015
The Connected eXperiences Lab hosted the inaugural Cx Fall 2015 Workshop to denote the laboratory's official launch. Participants included a combination of AOL and Cornell Tech faculty, researchers, product managers, and engineers. The Workshop spanned one full business day, and covered three sessions with research presentations and brainstorming activities, as well as a keynote address delivered by incoming Cornell Tech faculty, Nicki Dell.
September 1, 2015
Core projects of the Cx Lab, PlateClick and Newsfie earned mentions in Medium as part of their demos at NYC Media Lab's Annual Summit.
June 1, 2015
The Connected eXperiences (Cx) Lab officially began its operations in New York and in Haifa, Israel, which entail weekly meetings, research projects, and collaborations.