Congratulations to Keith Vertanen on receiving a Google Faculty Research Award for $47,219. The project is titled, “Less is More: Investigating Abbreviated Text Input via a Game”. The project will use an Android game to answer four questions: 1) What sorts of abbreviations do users think they should use? 2) How do users change their abbreviations in response to recognition accuracy? 3) Can we train users to abbreviate intelligently to help the decoder? 4) Can we improve decoder accuracy on abbreviated input?
Keith joined the department in August 2015.