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Research Staff Member, Cognitive Computing
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY
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Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  ACM SIGCHI  |  Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)


2016

Symbiotic Cognitive Computing
Robert G. Farrell, Jonathan Lenchner, Jeffrey O. Kephart, Alan M. Webb, Michael J. Muller, Thomas D. Erikson, David O. Melville, Rachel K. E. Bellamy, Daniel M. Gruen, Jonathan H. Connell, Danny Soroker, Andy Aaron, Shari Trewin, Maryam Ashoori, Jason B.
AI Magazine 37(3), 81--93, 2016


2014

Lunch Line: Using Public Displays and Mobile Devices to Encourage Healthy Eating in an Organization
Kerry Shih-Ping Chang, Catalina M Danis, Robert G. Farrell
Ubicomp '14, ACM, 2014
Abstract   Forthcoming.


2013

WalkMinder: encouraging an active lifestyle using mobile phone interruptions
Sen H Hirano, Robert G Farrell, Catalina M Danis, Wendy A Kellogg
CHI'13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 1431--1436, 2013


2012

Intrapersonal retrospective recommendation: lifestyle change recommendations using stable patterns of personal behavior
Robert G Farrell, Catalina M Danis, Sreeram Ramakrishnan, Wendy A Kellogg
Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Recommendation Technologies for Lifestyle Change (LIFESTYLE 2012), Dublin, Ireland, pp. 24


2011

2nd international workshop on intelligent user interfaces for developing regions: IUI4DR
Sheetal K Agarwal, Tim Paek, Nitendra Rajput, Bill Thies
Proceedings of the 16th international conference on Intelligent user interfaces, pp. 469--470, ACM, 2011
Abstract

Publics in practice: ubiquitous computing at a shelter for homeless mothers
C A Le Dantec, R G Farrell, J E Christensen, M Bailey, J B Ellis, W A Kellogg, W K Edwards
Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems, pp. 1687--1696


2010

Social Navigation through the Spoken Web: Improving Audio Access through Collaborative Filtering in Gujarat, India.
Farrell, Robert G and Das, Rajarshi and Rajput, Nitendra
AAAI Spring Symposium: Artificial Intelligence for Development, 2010
Abstract

A tale of two publics: democratizing design at the margins
Christopher A Le Dantec, Jim E Christensen, Mark Bailey, Robert G Farrell, Jason B Ellis, Catalina M Danis, Wendy A Kellogg, Keith W Edwards
Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, pp. 11--20, ACM, 2010
Abstract

A Picture and a Thousand Words: Visual Scaffolding for Mobile Communication in Developing Regions
Robert Farrell, Catalina Danis, Thomas Erickson, Jason Ellis, Jim Christensen, Mark Bailey, Wendy A Kellogg
International Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR) 1(4), 81--95, IGI Global, 2010


Social navigation for the spoken web
R G Farrell, N Rajput, R Das, C Danis, K Dhanesha
Proceedings of the fourth ACM conference on Recommender systems, pp. 333--336, ACM, 2010

A Picture and a Thousand Worlds: Visual Scaffolding for the Developing World
Farrell, R. G., Danis, C. M., Erickson, T., Ellis, J. B., Christensen, J. E. Bailey, M. and Kellogg, W. A.
International Journal of Handheld Computing Research, 2010

Understanding Social Navigation through the Spoken Web: Latent Variable Models of IVR Usage by Rural Farmers in Gururat, India
Farrell, R.G., Das, R., and Rajput, N.
AAAI Spring Symposium on AI for Development, 2010


2009

Multimedia surrogates for video gisting: Toward combining spoken words and imagery
G Marchionini, Y Song, R Farrell
Information Processing and Management 45(6), 615--630, Elsevier, 2009

Mobile applications for the next billions: A social computing application and a perspective on sustainability
Catalina Danis, Mark Bailey, Jim Christensen, Jason Ellis, Thomas Erickson, Robert Farrell, Wendy A Kellogg IBM TJ Watson, others
Strengthening the Role of ICT in Development309, 2009

A design evaluation of a user interface for tending long-term tasks
Robert Farrell, Hina Shah, Thomas Erickson, Wendy A Kellogg
Proceedings of the 27th international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems, pp. 4141--4146, ACM, 2009
Abstract

Mobile Applications for the Next Billions: A Social Computing Perspective
C Danis, M Bailey, J Christensen, J Ellis, T Erickson, R Farrell, W A Kellogg
ics.uci.edu, 2009


2008

“You Tube and I Find”—Personalizing Multimedia Content Access
S Venkatesh, B Adams, D Phung, C Dorai, R G Farrell, L Agnihotri, N Dimitrova
Proceedings of the IEEE 96(4), 697--711, IEEE, 2008

You Tube and I Find: Personalizing Multimedia Content Access
S Venkatesh, B Adams, D Phung, C Dorai, R G Farrell, L Agnihotri, N Dimitrova
Proceedings of the IEEE 96(4), 697-711, 2008



2007

Computing Semantic Similarity between Skill Statements for Approximate Matching.
Pan, Feng and Farrell, Robert
HLT-NAACL, pp. 572--579, 2007
Abstract



2006

HCI Techniques from idea to deployment: a case study for a dynamic learning environment
John C Thomas, Robert Farrell
CHI '06 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems, pp. 207--212, ACM, 2006
Abstract

MAGICAL demonstration: system for automated metadata generation for instructional content
Chitra Dorai, Robert Farrell, Amy Katriel, Galina Kofman, Ying Li, Youngja Park
Proceedings of ACM Multimedia Conference (Demo session), pp. 492, ACM, 2006

Dynamic Assembly of Learning Materials in a Corporate Context
R Farrell
EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY-SADDLE BROOK THEN ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS NJ- 46(1), 70, EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY PUBLICATIONS, 2006


2005

Dynamic assembly \& customization of web-based courses
RG Farrell, JC Thomas
Technical Report, IBM Research Report No. RC23579). Yorktown Heights, NY: IBM, 2005

Automatic Learning Object Categorization for Instructional Usage using an Enhanced Linear Text Classifier
Kannampallil, T. G. and Farrell, R.
The Second International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM 2005)

Dynamic Learning Experience (DLE): Dynamic Assembly of Learning Objects into Custom Courses
Farrell, R., White, B. F., and Gordin, D. N.
Workshop on SCORM Sequencing and Navigation (WOSSN 2005)

Creating MAGIC: system for generating learning object metadata for instructional content
Ying Li, Chitra Dorai, Robert Farrell
Proceedings of the 13th annual ACM international conference on Multimedia, pp. 367--370, ACM, 2005
Abstract



2004

Dynamic assembly of learning objects
Robert G Farrell, Soyini D Liburd, John C Thomas
Proceedings of the 13th international World Wide Web conference on Alternate track papers \&, pp. 162--169, ACM, 2004
Abstract

An experimental investigation on the effectiveness of individualized web-based learning based on the dynamic assembly of learning objects
R Thomas, RG Farrell
Technical Report, 2004

Personalized Just-in-time Dynamic Assembly of Learning Objects
R Farrell, JC Thomas, B Rubin, DN Gordin, AG …
Proceedings of E-Learn, 2004 - aace.org


2003

Addressing Learning Challenges with Advanced Technologies
Gordin, Douglas N and Fairweather, Peter G and Farrell, Robert G
NASA CONFERENCE PUBLICATION, pp. 391--410, 2003

Modelling cognition
JR Anderson, CF Boyle, R Farrell, BJ Reiser, P Morris)
Journal of Medical Systems27, 67--84, Citeseer, 2003

Addressing Learning Challenges with Advanced Technologies
Gordin, D.N., Farrell, R., Fairweather, P.
Advanced Learning Technologies and Learning Networks and Their Impact on Future Aerospace Workforce, pp. 391-410, 2003

Learner-driven Assembly of Web-based Courseware
R Farrell, J C Thomas, S Dooley, W Rubin, S Levy, R O’Donnell, E Fuller
Proceedings of E-Learn, 2003


2002

Dialogic Engagement for Active Web-based Learning
Farrell, R.
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (e-Learn 2002)

Designing Intelligent Support for Group Learning: Teacher-Mediated vs. Peer-Mediated Instruction
Wu, A.S., Singley, M.K., and Farrell, R.
The ACM European Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning. (eCSCL 2002)

Scaffolding group learning in a collaborative networked environment
A S Wu, R Farrell, K Singley
Computer Support for Collaboratie Learning: Foundations for A Cscl Community (cscl 2002 Proceedings), 245, Lawrence Erlbaum

Summarizing electronic discourse
R Farrell
Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance \& Management 11(1), 23--38, 2002


2001

Visualizing the patent document collection as a graph
Gordin, D.N., and Farrell, R.
IEEE Conference on Information Visualization InfoViz  2001

Summarization of Discussion Groups
Farrell, R., Fairweather, P., & Synder, K.(
ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management CIKM  2001., pp. 532--534, ACM
Abstract

eMentoring - A Design and Implementation Study.
Snyder, K. Farrell, R. and Baker, N.
Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2001, World Conference On Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia And Telecommunications


2000

Supporting Teamwork and Managing Roles in a Collaborative Learning Environment
MK Singley, M Singh, P Fairweather, R Farrell, S Swerling, J Algebra
of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work 2000 conference

A task-based architecture for application-aware adjuncts
Robert Farrell, Peter Fairweather, Eric Breimer
Proceedings of the 5th international conference on Intelligent user interfaces, pp. 82--85, ACM, 2000
Abstract

Algebra jam: supporting teamwork and managing roles in a collaborative learning environment
M K Singley, M Singh, P Fairweather, R Farrell, S Swerling
Proceedings of the 2000 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work, pp. 145--154, ACM



1998

Supporting Development of On-line Task Guidance for Software System Users
Farrell, Robert and Lefkowitz, L
Facilitating the Development and Use of Interactive Learning Environments, 1998

Supporting development of task guidance for software system users: lessons from the WITS project
R. Farrell, L.S. Lefkowitz
Facilitating the development and use of interactive learning environments, 127--162, 1998

A Test Generation Factory for Year 2000 Testing
Carman, D. Dalal, S. Jain, A. Karunanithi, N. & Farrell, R.
11th International Software Quality Week (QW '98), 1998

SiteSeer: An Interactive Treeviewer for Visualizing Web Activity
Sigman, E., Rosenstein, M., and Farrell, R.
Human-Compuer Interaction '98, 1998

SUPPORTING DEVELOPMENT OF ONLINE TASK GUIDANCE FOR SOFTWARE SYSTEM USERS: LESSONS FROM THE WITS PROJECT
R Farrell, L S Lefkowitz
Facilitating the development and use of interactive learning environments, 127, Lawrence Erlbaum, 1998


1997

Publishing Troubleshooting Expertise on the World-Wide Web: A Case Study
R Farrell, K Kukich, F T Jones
Proceedings of the WebNet Society Conference, 1997

Publishing Troubleshooting Expertise on the World-Wide Web: A Case Study.
Farrell, R., Kukich, K., and Jones, Frank T.
Proceedings of WebNet  97, 1997


1996

60 Minute Guide to CGI Programming with Perl 5
Farrell, R.
IDG Books, 1996


1995

Supporting Development of On-line Task Guidance for Software System Users
Farrell, R. and Lefkowitz, L.
Facilitating the Development and Use of Interactive Learning Environments, 1995


1992

Cebulka, John G. Smith, Issues in the usability of time-varying multimedia, Multimedia interface design
M.J. Muller, R.F. Farrell
1992 - ACM Press, New York, NY, ACM Press, New York, NY

Issues in the Usability of Time-Varying Multimedia
Muller, M.J., Farrell, R., Cebulka, K.D., and Smith, J.G.
Multimedia Interface Design, 1992


1990

Integrating Multiple Instructional Paradigms in Industrial Training Applications
Silverstein, G., Farrell, R., and Smith, J.G.
AAAI Workshop on Knowledge-based Environments for Learning and Teaching, 1990


1988

Facilitating Self-Education by Questioning Assumptive Reasoning.
Farrell, Robert G
AAAI, pp. 2--7, 1988
Abstract

Promoting creativity through argumentation
G. Bloch, R. Farrell
Proceedings of ITS, pp. 243--249, 1988

Creativity in Education: A Standard for Computer-Based Teaching.
R.C. Schank, R. Farrell
Machine-mediated learning 2(3), 175--94, ERIC, 1988

Promoting Creativity Through Argumentation; DECIDER: acase based teaching system
G Bloch, R Farrell
ITS-88: 243249, 1988

The nature of expertise, in ‘‘
JR Anderson, P Pirolli, R Farrell
Learning to Program Recursive Functions’’(M. Chi, R. Glaser, and MJ Farr, Eds.), Earlbaum, Hillsdale, NJ, 1988

Learning to program recursive functions
J R Anderson, P Pirolli, R Farrell
The nature of expertise, 153--183, 1988

Facilitating Self-Education by Questioning Assumptive Reasoning
Farrell, R.
Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-88), pp. 22--26, 1988

Promoting Creativity Through Argumentation: DECIDER, A Case-based Teaching System
Bloch, G. and Farrell, R.
Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS-88), 1988


1987

Intelligent Case Selection and Presentation.
Farrell, Robert G
IJCAI, pp. 174--176, 1987
Abstract

Cognitive principles in the design of computer tutors
Anderson, J. R., Boyle, C. F., Farrell, R., & Reiser, B. J.
Modelling Cognition, CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY, 1987

Intelligent Case Selection and Presentation
Farrell, R.
Proceedings of the Tenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-87), 1987


1985

Cognitive principles in the design of computer tutors. Advanced Computer Tutoring Project
JR Anderson, CF Boyle, R. Farrell, BJ Reiser
1985 - Carnegie-Mellon University, ..., Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Dynamic student modelling in an intelligent tutor for LISP programming
B J Reiser, J R Anderson, R G Farrell
Proceedings of the ninth international joint conference on Artificial Intelligence, pp. 8--14, 1985

Programming Expert Systems in OPS5
Brownston, L., Farrell, R., Kant, E. and Martin, N.
osti.gov, Addison-Wesley Publishing Co. Inc, 1985

Creativity in Education: a Standard for Computer-based Teaching
Schank, R.C. and Farrell, R.
Machine-Mediated Learning, 1985


1984

Learning to program recursion
Pirolli, Peter L and Anderson, John R and Farrell, Robert
Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 277--280, 1984

Cognitive Principles in the Design of Computer Tutors.
Anderson, John Robert and Boyle, C Franklin and Farrell, Robert and Reiser, Brian J
Technical Report, DTIC Document, 1984
Abstract

Interactive Student Modelling in a Computerbased Lisp Tutor
R. Farrell, J. Anderson, B. Reiser
Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Sciences. Boulder, Colorado, 1984

Learning to program in LISP
J.R. Anderson, R. Farrell, R. Sauers
Cognitive Science 8(2), 87--129, Elsevier, 1984

Cognitive principles in the design of computer tutors (Technical Report ONR-84-1)
JR Anderson, CF Boyle, R. Farrell, BJ Reisner
Pittsburgh: Carnegie-Mellon University, Department of Psychology, 1984

Cognitive principles in the design of computer tutors (Tech. Rep. No. ONR-84-1)
JR Anderson, CF Boyle, R. Farrell, B. Reiser
Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University, 1984

Learning to program in LISP1
J R Anderson, R Farrell, R Sauers
Cognitive Science 8(2), 87--129, Elsevier, 1984

Learning to Program Recursion
Pirolli, P.L., Anderson, J.R., and Farrell, R.
The Nature of Expertise, 1984

An Interactive Computer-based Tutor for LISP
Farrell, R., Anderson, J., and Reiser, B.J.
Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-84), 1984

Interactive student modelling in a computer-based LISP tutor
Anderson, J. R., Reiser, B. J., and Farrell, R.
Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Cognitive Science Meetings, pp. 252-255, 1984

Learning to program recursion
P L Pirolli, JR Anderson, R Farrell
Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Cognitive Science Meetings, 277--280, 1984


1983

Learning to program in LISP[Final Technical Report]
JR ANDERSON, R FARRELL, R SAUERS
csa.com, 1983


1982

GRAPES User's Manual. Department of Psychology
R. Sauers, R. Farrell
1982 - Carnegie-Mellon University, Carnegie-Mellon University

GRAPES User's Manual
R Farrell, R Sauers
1982 - CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV ..., CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

GRAPES User's Manual ONR Technical Report
R Sauers, R Farrell
1982 - Carnegie-Mellon University, ..., Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Learning to Plan in LISP
J R Anderson, R Farrell, R Sauers
oai.dtic.mil, CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY, 1982


Year Unknown


[C] Addressing Learning Challenges with Advanced Technologies

NASA CONFERENCE ..., 2003 - NASA; 1998


G.(1985)
BV Reiser, JR Anderson, R. Farrell
Dynamic student modeling in an intelligent tutor for lisp programming. In Proceedings of Ninth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence. Los Altos, CA: Morgan-Kaumfman, pp. 8--14, 0

Dynamic Student Modeling in an Intelligent Tutor for LISP Programming
B.J.R.J.R. Anderson, RG Farrell
Proc. Eighth Int'l Joint Conf. Artificial Intelligence, pp. 8--14, 0


The First International Workshop on Issues \& Challenges in Social Computing (WICSOC 2011) PROGRAM COMMITTEE
M Anwar, H A Karimi, J Greer, T Grandison, J Garcia-Alfaro, T Bretagne, F M Maheswaran, R Farrell, A Rezgui, J S Oh, others
ieeexplore.ieee.org, 0

Dynamic Learning Experience: A System for Just-in-Time Learning
Y Ravin, R Farrell, E Fuller, R O’Donnell, S Rolando, J C Thomas
ASTD 2005 Research-to-Practice Conference Proceedings, pp. 156



A Test Generation Factory for Year 2000 Testing
D Carman, S Dalal, R Farrell, A Jain, N Karunanithi
The Eleventh International Software Quality Week, pp. 26--29, 0

Capturing interaction histories on the web
R Farrell
Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Adaptive Systems and User Modelling on the WWW, 0