Rob St. Amant's papers

This is a partial collection of work published by my research lab.

Books and book chapters

St. Amant, R. (2012). Computing for Ordinary Mortals. Oxford University Press.

Bahram, S., Chakraborty, A., Ravindran. R., and St.Amant, R. (2013). Intelligent interaction in accessible applications, in A Multimodal End-2-End Approach to Accessible Computing, Biswas, P., Duarte, C., Langdon, P., Almeida. L., Jung, C., editors. Springer.

Conference proceedings and special editions of journals

Best, B. J, Kennedy, W. G., and St. Amant, R., editors. Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, special issue on behavioral representation in modeling and simulation. In preparation.

Kennedy, W. G., St. Amant, R., and David Reitter, editors. (2013). Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation. BRIMS Society.

Best, B. J., Kennedy, W. G., and St. Amant, R., editors. (2012). Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation. BRIMS Society.

Begole, B., Payne, S., Churchill, E., St. Amant, R., Gilmore, D., and Rosson, M. B., editors. (2007). Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). ACM Press, New York, NY.

Journal and periodical articles

Bahram, S., Ravindran, S., St. Amant, R., and Bahler, D. AccessGrade: Using machine learning and crowd sourcing for Web accessibility. In revision.

Horton, T. E., Chakraborty, A., and St. Amant, R. (2012). Affordances for robots: A brief survey. Avant: Trends in Interdisciplinary Studies and Philosophy of Science 3(2): 70-84.

St. Amant, R., and Horton, T. E. (2008). Revisiting the definition of tool use. Animal Behaviour, 75(4):1199-1208. [preprint] doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2007.09.028.

Healey, C. G., Kocherlakota, S., Rao, V., Mehta, R., and St. Amant, R. (2008). Visual perception and mixed-initiative interaction for assisted visualization design. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 14(2): 396-411.

St. Amant, R., Horton, T. E., and Ritter, F. E. (2007). Model-based evaluation of expert cell phone menu interaction. ACM Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction 14(1): 1-24.

Ritter, F. E., Kukreja, U., and St. Amant, R. (2007). Including a model of visual processing with a cognitive architecture to model a simple teleoperation task. Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making 1(2): 121-147.

Ritter, F. E., Van Rooy, D., St. Amant, R., and Simpson, K. (2006). Providing user models with direct access to computer interfaces: An exploratory study of a simple human-robot interface. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics 36(3): 592-601.

St. Amant, R., Freed A., and Ritter, F. E. (2004). Specifying ACT-R models of user interaction with a GOMS language. Cognitive Systems Research. 6(1): 71-88.

St. Amant, R. (2004). Environment modification in simulated navigation tasks for human-robot interaction. (Invited). International Journal of Computational Cognition 3(3): 65-73.

St. Amant, R., and Young, R. M. (2001). Interface agents in model world environments. AI Magazine 22(4): 95-107. Winter.

St. Amant, R., and Riedl, M. O. (2001). A perception/action substrate for cognitive modeling in HCI. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies 55(1): 15-39. (IDEALibrary link)

St. Amant, R. (2000). Interface agents as surrogate users. Intelligence magazine 11(2): 29-38. Summer.

St. Amant, R., Lieberman, H., Potter, R., and Zettlemoyer, L. S. (2000). Visual generalization in programming by example. Communications of the ACM 43(3): 107-114. March.

St. Amant, R. (1999). User interface affordances in a planning representation. Human-Computer Interaction 14(3): 317-354.

St. Amant, R., Long, T. E., and Dulberg, M. S. (1998). Experimental evaluation of intelligent assistance for navigation. Knowledge-Based Systems 11(1): 61-70.

St. Amant, R., and Cohen, P. R. (1998). Intelligent support for exploratory data analysis Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics 7(4): 545-558.

St. Amant, R., and Cohen, P. R. (1998). Interaction with a mixed-initiative system for exploratory data analysis. Knowledge-Based Systems 10(5): 265-273.

St. Amant, R., Kuwata Y., and Cohen, P. R. (1996). Monitoring progress with dynamic programming envelopes. International Journal of Artificial Intelligence Tools 5(1-2): 143-153.

Conference papers

These papers have appeared in higher-profile conferences, with a few additional venues that represent areas of special interest.

Chakraborty, A., Gross, R., McIntee, S., Hong, K. W., Lee, J. Y., and St. Amant, R. (2014). CAPTIVE: A Cube with Augmented Physical Tools. Extended Abstracts of CHI, Work In Progress.

Hong, K. W., and St. Amant, R. (2014). Novice Use of a Predictive Human Performance Modeling Tool to Produce UI Recommendations. Proceedings of CHI.

Chakraborty, A., and St. Amant, R. (2013). Towards a neurocognitive model of visual perception. AAAI Fall Symposium on Integrated Cognition.

Barik, T., Chakraborty, A., Harrison, B., Roberts, D. L., and St. Amant, R. (2013). Speed/accuracy tradeoffs in ACT-R models of the Concentration game. Proceedings of ICCM, pp. 292-297.

Miller, S. A., Smith, A., Bahram, S., and St. Amant, R. (2012). A glove for rubbing and tapping gestures. Proceedings of IUI, pp. 101-104.

Zhao, Y.-L., Chakraborty, A., Hong, K.W., Kakkaradi, S., and St. Amant, R. (2012). Pointing at responsive objects outdoors (poster). Proceedings of IUI, pp. 281-284.

Bahram, S., Chakraborty, A., and St. Amant, R. (2012). CAVIAR: A vibrotactile device for accessible reaching (poster). Proceedings of IUI, pp. 245-248.

Bahram, S., Sen, D., and St. Amant, R. (2011). Prediction of web page accessibility based on structural and textual features, Proceedings of W4A, Article 31.

Cornel, R., St. Amant, R., and Shrager, J. (2010). Collaboration and modeling in CogLaborate. Proceedings of BRIMS, Paper #28. (Best paper award.)

Horton, T. E., Williams, L., Mu, W., and St. Amant, R. (2008). Visual affordances and symmetries in Canis habilis: A progress report. AAAI Fall Symposium Technical Report.

Layman, L., Williams, L., and St. Amant, R. (2007). Toward reducing fault fix time: Understanding developer behavior for the design of automated fault detection tools. Proceedings of International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM). (Best paper award.).

St. Amant, R., McBride, S. P., and Ritter, F. E. (2006). AI support for building cognitive models. Proceedings of AAAI, Nectar track, pp. 1663-1666.

St. Amant, R., Morrison, C. T., Chang Y.-H., Cohen, P. R., and Beal, C. (2006). An image schema language. Proceedings of ICCM, pp. 292-297.

Ritter, F. E., Haynes, S. R., Cohen, M., Howes, A., John, B., Best, B., Lebiere, C., Jones, R. M., Crossman, J., Lewis, R. L., St. Amant, R., McBride, S. P., Urbas, L., Leuchter, S., Vera, A. (2006). High-level behavior representation languages revisited. Proceedings of ICCM, pp. 404-407.

St. Amant, R., and Wood, A. B. (2005). Tool use for autonomous agents. Proceedings of AAAI, pp. 184-189.

St. Amant, R., Riedl, M. O., Ritter, F. E., and Reifers, A. (2005). Image processing in cognitive models with SegMan. (Invited.) Proceedings of HCI International.

St. Amant, R., and Ritter, F. E. (2004). Automated GOMS to ACT-R model translation. Proceedings of ICCM, pp. 26-31. (Best applied paper award.)

St. Amant, R., Horton, T. E., and Ritter, F. E. (2004). Model-based evaluation of cell phone menu interaction. Proceedings of CHI, pp. 343-350.

Green, N., Kruger, J., Faldu, C., and St. Amant, R. (2004). A reduced QWERTY keyboard for mobile text entry. Proceedings of CHI (Extended Abstracts), pp. 1429-1432.

Butler, C. G., and St. Amant, R. (2004). HabilisDraw DT: A bimanual tool-based direct manipulation drawing environment Proceedings of CHI (Extended Abstracts), pp. 1301-1304.

Riedl, M. O., and St. Amant, R. (2003). Social Navigation: Modeling, simulation, and experimentation. Proceedings of AAMAS, pp. 361-368.

St. Amant, R., and Christian, D. B. (2003). Environment modification in a simulated human-robot interaction task: Experimentation and analysis. Proceedings of IUI, pp. 174-181.

St. Amant, R., Dinardo, M. D., and Buckner, N. (2003). Balancing efficiency and interpretability in an interactive statistical assistant. Proceedings of IUI, pp. 181-188.

Simpson, C. A., and St. Amant, R. (2003). Search for efficient device-dependent action sequences in the user interface. Proceedings of IUI, pp. 297-299.

Daughtry, J. M., and St. Amant, R. (2003). Power Tools and Composite Tools: Integrating Automation into Direct Manipulation Interfaces. Proceedings of IUI, pp. 233-235.

Shah, K., Rajyaguru, S., St. Amant, R., and Ritter, F. E. (2003). Connecting a cognitive model to dynamic gaming environments: Architectural and image processing issues. Proceedings of ICCM, pp. 189-194.

Riedl, M. O., and St. Amant, R. (2002). Toward automated exploration of interactive systems. Proceedings of IUI, pp. 135-142.

St. Amant, R., and Horton, T. E. (2002). A tool-based interactive drawing environment. Proceedings of CHI (Extended Abstracts), pp. 762-763.

Ritter, F. E., Van Rooy, D., and St. Amant, R. (2002). A user modeling design tool for comparing interfaces. Proceedings of CADUI.

St. Amant, R., and Horton, T. E. (2002). Characterizing tool use in an interactive drawing environment. Proceedings of Smart Graphics, pp. 86-93.

St. Amant, R., and Healey, C. G. (2001). Usability guidelines for interactive search in direct manipulation systems. Proceedings of IJCAI, pp. 1179-1184.

St. Amant, R., Healey, C. G., Riedl, M. O., Kocherlakota, S., Pegram, D. A., and Torhola, M. (2001). Intelligent visualization in a planning simulation. Proceedings of IUI, pp. 153-160.

Riedl, M. O. (2001). A computational model and classification framework for social navigation. Proceedings of IUI.

St. Amant, R., and Zettlemoyer, L. S. (2000). The user interface as an agent environment. Proceedings of AAMAS, pp. 483-490.

Dulberg, M. S., St. Amant, R., and Zettlemoyer, L. S. (1999). An imprecise mouse gesture for the fast activation of controls . Proceedings of INTERACT, pp. 375-382.

Zettlemoyer, L. S., and St. Amant, R. (1999). A visual medium for programmatic control of interactive applications. Proceedings of CHI, pp. 199-206.

Zettlemoyer, L. S., St. Amant, R., and Dulberg, M. S. (1999). Ibots: Agent control through the user interface. Proceedings of IUI, pp. 31-37.

St. Amant, R. (1999). Planning and user interface affordances. Proceedings of IUI, pp. 135-142.

St. Amant, R., and Dulberg, M. S. (1998). An experiment with navigation and intelligent assistance. Proceedings of IUI, pp. 171-178.

St. Amant, R. (1997). Planning and navigation in a mixed-initiative user interface. Proceedings of AAAI, pp. 64-69.

St. Amant, R., and Cohen, P. R. A planner for exploratory data analysis. (1996). Proceedings of AIPS, pp. 205-212. Reprinted in Readings in Agents. Huhns, M., and Singh, M., eds. Morgan Kaufmann, pp. 131-138.

St. Amant, R., and Cohen, P. R. (1997). Evaluation of a semi-autonomous assistant for exploratory data analysis. Proceedings of Agents, pp. 355-362.

St. Amant, R., and Cohen, P. R. (1997). Interaction with a mixed-initiative system for exploratory data analysis Proceedings of IUI, pp. 15-22.

St. Amant, R., and Cohen, P. R. (1997). Building an EDA assistant: a progress report. Proceedings of AIStats, pp. 501-512.

St. Amant, R., and Cohen, P. R. (1995). Preliminary system design for an EDA assistant. Proceedings of AIStats, pp. 502-511.

Cohen, P. R., Gregory, D. E., Ballesteros, L. A., and St. Amant, R. (1995). Two algorithms for inducing structural equation models from data. Proceedings of AIStats, pp. 129-139.

Cohen, P. R., St. Amant, R., and Hart, D. M. (1992). Early warnings of plan failure, false positives and envelopes: Experiments and a model. Proceedings of CogSci, pp. 773-778.


stamant@csc.ncsu.edu