Saiph Savage

I create computational models to study how people are interacting and communicating with their peers both online and offline. I connect this knowledge in the design of interactive tools that empower people to better communicate, and produce real world collective action. My research involves the areas of social computing, data visualization, machine learning, and context aware computing.





Saiph Savage is a MS-PhD student in the department of Computer Science. She is a Conacyt-UC MEXUS Doctoral Fellow, a Google Anita Borg Scholar, and a member of Microsoft's BizSpark. Her research in Machine Learning and Human Computer Interaction focuses on the design of social computing and crowdsourcing frameworks and systems that spark collaborations and empower users. She holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM.)

PUBLICATIONS

Below I list some of the papers I have published for the areas of Social Computing and Vibrant Data, Social and Intelligent Music Environments and Location Based Services.

SOCIAL COMPUTING & VIBRANT DATA

Publications

Saiph Savage, Angus Forbes, Carlos Toxtli, Grant McKenzie, Shloka Desai, Tobias Hollerer, Visualizing Targeted Audiences. Proc. 11th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems (COOP'2014): Springer
[PDF] [VIDEO] [BIBTEX] [TALK]





Norma Saiph Savage, Maciej Baranski, Norma Elva Chavez, Tobias Hollerer I'm Feeling LoCo: A Location Based Context Aware Recommendation System. Proc. 8th International Symposium on Location-Based Services in Vienna, 21 – 23 November 2011. Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography. Springer
[PDF] [BIBTEX] [TALK]



Shloka Desai, Luis Rodriguez, Saiph Savage,Norma Elva Chavez, Angus Forbes Crowdsourcing Volunteers,Celebration of Women in Computing in Southern California'14 [PDF]





Saiph Savage, Angus Forbes, Rodrigo Savage, Tobias Hollerer, Norma Elva Chavez, Directed Social Queries with Transparent User Models, ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST). Cambridge, MA, 2012 [PDF] [VIDEO]





Saiph Savage, Angus Forbes, Rodrigo Savage, Tobias Hollerer, Norma Elva Chavez, Utilizing Crowdsourced Databases for Social Media Question Asking, ACM CSCW Workshop on Social Media Question Asking. San Antonio, TX, 2013 [PDF]





Angus Forbes, Saiph Savage, Tobias Hollerer, Visualizing and Verifying Directed Social Queries, IEEE Workshop on Interactive Visual Text Analytics at VisWeek 2012, Seattle Wa [PDF][VIDEO]





Rodrigo Savage,Tania Nava, Norma Elva Chavez, Norma Saiph Savage, Search on the Cloud File System, Proc. 23rd Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems Conference (PDCS), in Dallas, Texas, USA December 14-16 2011 [PDF]





Ron S. Leder, Gil Azcarate, Rodrigo Savage, Saiph Savage, L. Enrique Sucar, David Reinkensmeyer, Carlos Toxtli, Emilio Roth, Ariel Molina, Nintendo Wiimote for Arm and Wrist Therapy in Stroke Survivors with Upper Extremity Hemipariesis, Virtual Rehabilitation 2008 [PDF][BIBTEX]



Patents

Saiph Savage, Lama Nachman, Saurav Sahay, Giuseppe Raffa, Socially and Contextually Appropriate Recommender Systems.,
U.S. Patent Disclosure, filed 2014.





Saiph Savage, Rita Wouhaybi, Lama Nachman, Saurav Sahay,Online Social Persona Management, U.S. Patent Disclosure, filed, 2013





Saiph Savage, Rita Wouhaybi, Traversing Data Using Data Relationships, U.S. Patent Disclosure, filed 2012, published 2014. [PDF]









SOCIAL AND INTELLIGENT MUSIC ENVIRONMENTS

Saiph Savage, Norma Elva Chavez, Carlos Toxtli, Salvador Medina, David Alvarez, Tobias Hollerer, A Social Crowd-Controlled Orchestra, ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW'13) [PDF]





Norma Elva Chavez, Rodrigo Savage, Tania Nava, Saiph Savage, Enchantment Under the Sea: An Intelligent Environment for User Friendly Music Mixing, 8th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE'12), Guanajuato, Mexico [PDF]



Norma Elva Chavez, Rodrigo Savage, Saiph Savage, Never Alone:A Crowdbased Interactive Musical Interface. Celebration of Women in Computing in Southern California'12, Santa Ana California, USA [PDF]



Norma Saiph Savage, Reza Ali, Norma Elva Chavez, Rodrigo Savage Mmmmm:A multi-modal mobile music mixer. In Proceedings of the 2010 conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, NIME '10, pages 395-398, 2010 [PDF] [BIBTEX]





LOCATION BASED INTERACTION

Norma Saiph Savage, Maciej Baranski, Norma Elva Chavez, Tobias Hollerer I'm Feeling LoCo: A Location Based Context Aware Recommendation System. Proc. 8th International Symposium on Location-Based Services in Vienna, 21 – 23 November 2011. Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography. Springer [PDF] [BIBTEX] [TALK]





Norma Saiph Savage, Wendy Chun, Norma Elva Chavez, Tobias Hollerer Seems Familiar: An Algorithm For Automatically Inferring Spatial Familiarity 2011. 8th International Symposium on Location-Based Services [PDF]





Norma Saiph Savage, Shoji Nishimura, Norma Elva Chavez, and Xifeng Yan. 2010. Frequent trajectory mining on GPS data. ACM LocWeb '10 Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Location and the Web, at the Internet of Things, 2010



Norma Elva Chávez, Saiph Savage, Rodrigo Savage. RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME: A NOVEL PLACE RECOMMENDATION TECHNOLOGY., IX Congreso Internacional sobre Innovación y Desarrollo Tecnológico, Cuernavaca, México del 23 al 25 de Noviembre del 2011





PRESS COVERAGE

Meet The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Recipients! A profile on me as a recipient of the Google Anita Borg Scholarship.
GradSlam Recap: Music, Poetry, and Yoga, Oh My! A brief summary of my research on Understanding Online Audiences by GradPost.
UC MEXUS Symposium Offers Inspiration, Collaboration for 3 UCSB Grad Students Profile on me as a recipient of the Conacyt-UCMexus Scholarship.
Facebook “Courage” Page versus the Knights Templar’s Cartel Summary of research done in collaboration with Andres Monroy-Hernandez on people using social media to engage with their audience for collective action.

INVITED TALKS AND PRESENTATIONS

Designing Smart Cities for Conversations between Governments and Citizens at Campus Party 2014, Zapopan. Slides
Big Data Industry Panel, Graduate Student Workshop 2013, Santa Barbara,CA
Connecting Strangers via Music, Graduate Student Workshop 2013, Santa Barbara,CA
Never Alone : A Novel Musical Interface, Celebration of Women in Computing in Southern California 2012, Santa Ana, CA.
Interfaces for Targeted Sharing, Graduate Student Workshop 2012, Santa Barbara,CA.
Contextually Aware Recommender Systems, CRA-W Grad Cohort 2011, Boston, MA.

Demos

"Crowd Orchestra" in UIST 2012 Student Contest in Boston, MA.
"Never Alone DJ application" in UIST 2011 Student Contest in Santa Barbara, CA.

OUTREACH

I strongly support undergraduate and cross-disciplinary research. I am always happy to work with students with a variety of backgrounds, and I enjoy exposing students to my field of research. I am currently actively working with Carlos Toxtli, Shloka Desai, and Luis Rodriguez.

Organizer and Speaker to show research done in computer science by the Four Eyes Lab to Junior High and High School students. I helped organize this presentation with Ben Nuernberger and Chris Hall. Slides

Speaker along with Veronika Stradova to motivate teens to study computer science at Middle Schools in Goleta, CA. Slides

*Disclaimer: I do not own the majority of icons used.


PhD Student
Computer Science Department
University of California, Santa Barbara
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Google Anita Borg Scholar
Microsoft's BizSpark Member.
saiph@cs.ucsb.edu
Twitter: @saiphchen
Blog:saiph.blogspot.com
(805)-893-2614

News
July/2014:Awarded to join Microsoft's Bizspark's Grant Program
July/2014:Filed US Patent: Socially and Contextually Appropriate Recommender Systems
June/2014:Finalist in Mexico's Dataton!
June/2014:Part of the Program Committee of DYAD Workshop at SocInfo'14.
June/2014:Awarded to be a TrepCamp Scholar!
June/2014:Part of the Program Committee of DUBMOD Workshop at CIKM'14.
May/2014:Our Paper:Visualizing Targeted Audiences will be presnted at COOP'14!

My work has been made possible through the generosity of the Mexican Science Foundation (CONACYT,) UCMexus, Google, Microsoft, Nokia, and Intel Labs.