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vipandey@ucsd.edu
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Hola, I'm Vineet Pandey.

As a Human-Computer Interaction researcher, I design, build, and evaluate social computing systems that enable people to perform complex, creative work personally-meaningful to them .
I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science, advised by Scott Klemmer at UC San Diego Design Lab.

My research uses scientific work (especially human microbiome research) as a petri-dish to create scalable techniques for integrating learning and working. My research platform Gut Instinct has been used by over 600 people from 30 countries to create novel hypotheses, design experiments, and replicate known results. My research systems have been deployed with the American Gut Project (world's largest crowdfunded citizen science project), Open Humans, and many other communities. I have published at leading HCI and Learning conferences. I have shared my work with numerous communities including fermenters, makers, patients, and citizen science enthusiasts.

I want to enable people around the world to live more meaningful and fun lives by solving their own problems. Building online systems by by integrating technology, learning, and community gets me closer to this goal. And it's a lot of fun too!

Main Projects

Docent: Collaboratively creating hypotheses

Gut Instinct interface
System principles to integrate content learning and process training to collaboratively brainstorm causal theories


System: Try it ยป, Info, Code, Data  
Slides: LatS 2018, CHI 2017  
News: UCSD Press

Papers: LatS 2018, CHI 2017
Posters: HDE 2017, HCOMP 2016
Collaborators: Knight Lab, American Gut Project

Collaboratively designing+running experiments

Galileo interface

Social computing system with procedural training enables novices to design and run novel, structurally-sound experiments


System: Live, Demo, Code
Slides: MIT Innovation Lab

Papers: Under Review, CSCW2018 DC
Posters: Research Expo
Collaborators: Knight Lab, American Gut Project, Open Humans, Kombucha communities


Other Projects and Publications

Framing Feedback: High-Quality Peer Assessment

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Framing task goals significantly changes reviews, by adding a numeric scale, chunking the task into short stages, and showing draft along with final work.
Paper    Slides   Poster   News
Collaborators: Catherine M. Hicks (Project Lead), C. Ailie Fraser

 
Concerto: A High Concurrency Key-Value Store with Integrity

concerto
Deferred verification preserves the utility of online verification and improves concurrency resulting in orders-of-magnitude performance improvement.
Paper: SIGMOD 2017 Talk: SIGMOD 2017 News: CSE UCSD
Collaborators: Arvind Arasu, Ken Eguro, Raghav Kaushik, Donald Kossmann, Pingfan Meng, Ravi Ramamurthy

 
Talkabout+: Storytelling for learning

talkabout+
People prefer to exchange information with their peers using personal stories. Connecting stories with curriculum increases participant engagement
Paper: LatS 2015 EA
News: Jacobs School of Engineering Poster
Collaborators: Yasmine Kotturi, Chinmay Kulkarni, Michael Bernstein, Scott Klemmer

 
Darwin: Evolutionary Game theory for peer feedback

darwin
Game theory simulations show that incentivizing students to provide feedback requires the value obtained from receiving a feedback to exceed the cost of providing it. Hiding feedback from low-effort students incentivizes them to provide more feedback.
Paper: CSCW 2016 EA
News: Jacobs School of Engineering Poster Code
Collaborators: Yasmine Kotturi, Chinmay Kulkarni, Michael Bernstein, Scott Klemmer

Full Papers

Experimentation Engine for Gut Instinct
Under Review
Docent: Transforming Personal Intuitions to Scientific Hypotheses through Content Learning and Process Training
ACM Learning at Scale 2018
Vineet Pandey, A. Amir, J. Debelius, Embriette Hyde, Tomasz Kosciolek, Rob Knight, Scott Klemmer
Gut Instinct: Creating Scientific Theories with Online Learners
ACM CHI 2017
Vineet Pandey, A. Amir, J. Debelius, Embriette Hyde, Tomasz Kosciolek, Rob Knight, Scott Klemmer
Concerto: A High Concurrency Key-Value Store with Integrity
ACM SIGMOD 2017
Arvind Arasu, Ken Eguro, Raghav Kaushik, Donald Kossmann, Pingfan Meng, Vineet Pandey, Ravi Ramamurthy
Framing Feedback: Choosing Review Environment Features that Support High Quality Peer Assessment
ACM CHI 2016
Catherine M. Hicks, Vineet Pandey, C. Ailie Fraser, Scott Klemmer
An HCI View of Configuration Problems
arXiv 2016
Tianyin Xu, Vineet Pandey, Scott Klemmer
Integer Representations towards Efficient Counting in the Bit Probe Model
Journal of Discrete Algorithms 2014, TAMC 11
Gerth S. Brodal, Mark Greve, Vineet Pandey, S. Srinivasa Rao

Extended Abstracts

Citizen Microbiology: Moving Beyond Crowdsourcing to Active, Participatory Science by the Public
American Society of Microbiology 2019
Vineet Pandey
Improving Health Outcomes by Integrating Personal Knowledge, Community, and Data
ACM CHI 2019 Workshop: Body As Starting Point
Vineet Pandey
Reconstruction Reduces Fixation on Surface Details of Explanations
ACM Creativity and Cognition 2019
Sam Lau, Tricia Ngoon, Vineet Pandey, Scott Klemmer
Gut Instinct: Creating Scientific Theories with Online Communities
ACM CSCW Doctoral Consortium 2018
Vineet Pandey
Transitioning the American Gut Project to the Microsetta Initiative
American Society of Microbiology 2018
Daniel McDonald, Alexander Aksenov, Alexey Melnik, Pieter Dorrestein, Larry Smarr, Rashmi Sinha, Vineet Pandey, Scott Klemmer, Rob Knight
Integrating Citizen Science with Online Learning to Ask Better Questions
AAAI HCOMP 2016
Vineet Pandey, Scott Klemmer, Amnon Amir, Justine Debelius, Embriette Hyde, Tomasz Kosciolek, Rob Knight
Game-theoretic Models Identify Useful Principles for Peer Collaboration in Online Learning Platforms
ACM CSCW 2016

Vineet Pandey, Krishnendu Chatterjee
Education Across Borders: Technology Supported Mentoring and Teambuilding
ACM CHI 2016 Workshop: HCI Across Borders
Vineet Pandey
Connecting Stories and Pedagogy Increases Participant Engagement in Discussions Poster
ACM Learning at Scale 2015
Vineet Pandey, Yasmine Kotturi, Chinmay Kulkarni, Michael Bernstein, Scott Klemmer

Students Mentored

Aliyah Clayton Cypress College -> UC Irvine BS
*Summer Training Academy for Research Success (STARS) program
Brian Soe CSE BS -> GE Digital -> PlanGrid
Chen Yang CSE BS -> Google
Cody Doan CSE BS -> ViaSat
Crystal Kwok Cognitive Science BS -> Bluebeam
Dingmei Gu CSE BS -> CSE MS
Hedy Wang Cognitive Science BS 2021
Kaung Yang CSE BS -> ServiceNow
*CSE Early Research Scholars Program
Liby Lee CSE BS -> U.Penn Ph.D.
Orr Toledano CSE BS 2020
*CSE Early Research Scholars Program
Rachel Chen Cognitive Science BS -> Georgia Tech MS-HCI
Robert Goebel High Tech High
Sam Lau Cognitive Science PhD
Tushar Koul CSE MS 2017 -> TaskRabbit

This website is heavily inspired from Arvind Satyanarayan's webpage