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    • UMBC at SemEval-2018 Task 8: Understanding Text about Malware 

      Padia, Ankur; Roy, Arpita; Satyapanich, Taneeya W.; Ferraro, Francis; Pan, Shimei; Park, Youngja; Joshi, Anupam; Finin, Tim (2018-06-05)
      We describe the systems developed by the UMBC team for 2018 SemEval Task 8, SecureNLP (Semantic Extraction from CybersecUrity REports using Natural Language Processing). We participated in three of the sub-tasks: (1) ...
    • Understanding automated and human-based technical debt identification approaches-a two-phase study 

      Spínola, Rodrigo O.; Zazworka, Nico; Vetro, Antonio; Shull, Forrest; Seaman, Carolyn (Springer London, 2019-06-08)
      Context The technical debt (TD) concept inspires the development of useful methods and tools that support TD identification and management. However, there is a lack of evidence on how different TD identification tools ...
    • Universal Design: An Intercultural Perspective 

      Hamidi, Foad (ASSOCIATION ON HIGHER EDUCATION AND DISABILITY (AHEAD), 2017-11-17)
      Universal Design (UD) is an effective approach for creating inclusive and accessible systems and services for individuals with diverse abilities. In this presentation, we describe how we used UD in an intercultural context. ...
    • Unseen Activity Recognitions: A Hierarchical Active Transfer Learning Approach 

      Alam, Mohammad Arif Ul; Roy, Nirmalya (IEEE, 2017-07-17)
      Human activity recognition (AR) is an essential element for user-centric and context-aware applications. While previous studies showed promising results using various machine learning algorithms, most of them can only ...
    • UnTran: Recognizing Unseen Activities with Unlabeled data using Transfer Learning 

      Khan, Md Abdullah Al Hafiz; Roy, Nirmalya (IEEE, 2018)
      The success and impact of activity recognition algorithms largely depends on the availability of the labeled training samples and adaptability of activity recognition models across various domains. In a new environment, ...
    • The User Privacy of Adaptive Assistive Technologies 

      Hamidi, Foad; Poneres, Kellie; Massey, Aaron; Hurst, Amy
      Adaptive assistive technologies monitor user activity and dynamically change their functionality and/or appearance to improve system usability [3, 4]. These systems provide a high degree of customizability, the importance ...
    • A User Study on a De-biased Career Recommender System 

      Wang, Clarice; Wang, Kathryn; Bian, Andrew; Islam, Rashidul; Keya, Kamrun Naher; Foulds, James R.; Pan, Shimei
      AI is increasingly being used in making consequential decisions such as determining whether someone is granted parole or not (Angwin et al., 2016). Unfortunately, there have been a wide range of recent discoveries of biased ...
    • User-centric Smart Services 

      Joshi, Karuna Pande; Yesha, Yelena; Ozok, Ant; Yesha, Yaacov (2009-11-02)
      In this position paper we describe our vision for the next generation of IT services. Services will be automatically discovered, procured and integrated with the service consumer’s technical environment. This whole process ...
    • Using Deep Neural Networks to Translate Multi-lingual Threat Intelligence 

      Ranade, Priyanka; Mittal, Sudip; Joshi, Anupam; Joshi, Karuna Pande (IEEE, 2018-09-19)
      The multilingual nature of the Internet increases complications in the cybersecurity community's ongoing efforts to strategically mine threat intelligence from OSINT data on the web. OSINT sources such as social media, ...
    • Using OnScreenDualScribe to Support Text Entry and Targeting among Individuals with Physical Disabilities 

      Saulynas, Sidas; Albar, Lula; Kuber, Ravi; Felzer, Torsten (Association for Computing Machinery, 2015-10-26)
      This paper describes a study examining the usability of OnScreenDualScribe (OSDS), a tool to support individuals with physical disabilities with text entry and cursor movement. A portable numeric keypad is used to interact ...
    • USM Community Cloud: VCL based Academic Cloud 

      Joshi, Karuna Pande; Halem, Milton; Yesha, Yelena; Vouk, Mladen; Rindos, Andy; Dorband, John (2014-05-08)
      In an educational and/or research environment, cloud computing systems must be exceptionally flexible and adaptable because they are serving a wide spectrum of users including students, faculty, researchers, and staff. An ...
    • ViCLOUD: Measuring Vagueness in Cloud Service Privacy Policies and Terms of Services 

      Kotal, Anantaa; Joshi, Karuna Pande; Joshi, Anupam
      Cloud Legal documents, like Privacy Policies and Terms of Services (ToS), include key terms and rules that enable consumers to continuously monitor the performance of the cloud services used in their organization. To ensure ...
    • A virtual pointer to support the adoption of professional vision in laparoscopic training 

      Feng, Yuanyuan; McGowan, Hannah; Semsar, Azin; Zahiri, Hamid R.; George, Ivan M.; Turner, Timothy; Park, Adrian; Kleinsmith, Andrea; Mentis, Helena M. (Springer International Publishing, 2018-09)
      Purpose To assess a virtual pointer in supporting surgical trainees’ development of professional vision in laparoscopic surgery. Methods We developed a virtual pointing and telestration system utilizing the Microsoft ...
    • Warehousing and Mining Web Logs 

      Joshi, Karuna P.; Joshi, Anupam; Yesha, Yelena; Krishnapuram, Raghu (ACM, 1999-11-02)
      Analyzing Web Logs for usage and access trends can not only provide important information to web site developers and administrators, but also help in creating adaptive web sites. While there are many existing tools that ...
    • Water Quality Assessment with Thermal Images 

      Khan, Naima; Roy, Nirmalya (IEEE, 2020-09)
      Water contamination has been a critical issue in many countries of the world including USA. Physical, chemical, biological, radio-logical substances can be the reason of this contamination. Drinking water systems are allowed ...
    • Wearable Sensor-Based Location-Specific Occupancy Detection in Smart Environments 

      Khan, Md Abdullah Al Hafiz; Roy, Nirmalya; Hossain, H. M. Sajjad (Hindawi, 2018)
      Occupancy detection helps enable various emerging smart environment applications ranging from opportunistic HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning) control, effective meeting management, healthy social gathering, ...
    • A Wearable System for Multisensory Stimulation Therapy for Children 

      Hamidi, Foad; Merino, Manuel; Gómez, Isabel; Lopez, Setefilla; Molina, Alberto; Baljko, Melanie
    • Web Search Credibility Assessment for Individuals who are Blind 

      Abdolrahmani, Ali; Kuber, Ravi; Easley, William (Association for Computing Machinery, 2015-10-26)
      While screen reading technologies offer considerable promise to individuals who are blind by providing an accessible overview of web-based content, difficulties can be faced determining the credibility of sites and their ...
    • Web-Based Education Accountability System and Organizational Changes: An Actor-Network Approach 

      Ma, Xueguang; Rada, Roy
      The learning and accountability needs in a teacher education department drove the development of a novel, Web-based education accountability system (EAS). To fit the EAS with the organization, actor-network theory (ANT) ...