Mobile Attention & Notification

We aim to create intelligent systems to reduce "notification overload"  by studying and modeling people's  awareness, interruptibility, receptivity, and opportune moments across-device


Selective Attendance to Notifications

We seek to build an intelligent alert system that helps smartphone users selectively attend to phone notifications. One of the directions we're working on now is to understand when and how smartphone users speculate incoming notifications when noticing their arrival.

Recognizing Opportune Moments

We seek to understand the interplay among 3Cs-Context, Contact, and Content- that influences people's receptivity to notifications, and then develop an intelligent notification system that schedule notifications at opportune moments


Awareness Sharing

Status on a messaging app indicates one person's availability for reading and responding to notifications. We study how to better share the status awareness among people to improve the quality, experience, and effectiveness of mobile communication.