Student Wins Best Paper Award at ACM IVA 2019

Congratulations to Mohan Zalake, a Human-Centered Computing Ph.D. student, for receiving the best paper award at Association for Computing Machinery’s 2019 International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (ACM IVA).

Zalake’s paper, “Internet-based Tailored Virtual Human Health Intervention to Promote Colorectal Cancer Screening: Design Guidelines from Two User Studies,” provides design guidelines for future developers who intend to use virtual agent-based healthcare interventions to influence user behaviors.

The research was conducted in collaboration with Janice Krieger, Ph.D., professor at the UF College of Journalism and Communications, and Benjamin Lok, Ph.D., professor from the CISE department.

Mohan Zalake, Dr. Gale Lucas, Dr. Hendrik Buschmeier, and Dr. Stefan Kopp.
Mohan Zalake with Dr. Gale Lucas, USC Institute for Creative Technologies; Dr. Hendrik Buschmeier, Bielefeld University, Germany; and Dr. Stefan Kopp, Bielefeld University, Germany.

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