Publications

Peer Reviewed Conference, Journal and Workshops

Micro-Classes: A Structure for Improving Student Experience in Large Classes. Christine Alvarado, Mia Minnes, and Leo Porter. 2017. In Proceedings of the 48th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '17), ACM, New York, NY, USA.

Gender Differences in Students' Behaviors in CS Classes throughout the CS Major. Christine Alvarado, Yingjun Cao and Mia Minnes. 2017. In Proceedings of the 48th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '17), ACM, New York, NY, USA.

ERSP: A Structured CS Research Program for Early-College Students.
   Michael Barrow, Shelby Thomas, and Christine Alvarado. 2016.  In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 148-153. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2899415.2899436

New CS1 pedagogies and curriculum, the same success factors?. Christine Alvarado, Cynthia Bailey Lee, and Gary Gillespie. 2014.   In Proceedings of the 45th ACM technical symposium on Computer science education (SIGCSE '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 379-384. DOI=10.1145/2538862.2538897 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2538862.2538897

Using targeted conferences to recruit women into computer science.  Christine Alvarado and Eugene Judson. Commun. ACM 57, 3 (March 2014), 70-77. 2014. DOI=10.1145/2500883 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2500883

LogiSketch: A Free Sketch Digital Circuit Design and SimulationSystem. Christine Alvarado, Andy Kearney, Alexa Keizur, Calvin Loncaric, Miranda Parker, Jessica Peck, Kiley Sobel, Fiona Tay.    In Proceedings of the Workshop on the Impact of Pen and Touch Technologies in Education (WIPTTE ’13). 2013.

The Effect of Task on Classification Accuracy: Using Gesture Recognition Techniques in Free-Sketch Recognition.  Martin Field, Sam Gordon, Eric Peterson, Raquel Robinson, Thomas Stahovich, Christine Alvarado.    Computers and Graphics, Special Issue on Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling. 34(5) October 2010. (Extended version of the conference paper linked below).

Grouping Strokes into Shapes in Hand-Drawn Diagrams.  Eric Peterson, Thomas Stahovich, Eric Doi, Christine Alvarado.    In Proceedings of AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).  July 2010.

Women in CS: An Evaluation of Three Promising Practices. Christine Alvarado and Zachary Dodds.  In Proceedings of SIGCSE 2010. March 10–13, 2010, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  © ACM, 2010. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in SIGCSE'10. 

The Effect of Task on Classification Accuracy: Using Gesture Recognition Techniques in Free-Sketch Recognition. Martin Field, Sam Gordon, Eric Peterson, Raquel Robinson, Tom Stahovich, and Christine Alvarado.  In Proc. of Eurographics Workshop on Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling (SBIM). New Orleans, LA. 2009.

Evaluating a Breadth-First CS 1 for Scientists. Zach Dodds, Ran Libeskind-Hadas, Christine Alvarado, Geoff Kuenning. In Proceedings of SIGCSE 2008.

A Pen-based Tool for Efficient Labeling of 2D Sketches. Aaron Wolin, Devin Smith and Christine Alvarado. In Proc. of Eurographics Workshop on Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling (SBIM). Riverside, CA. 2007.

Designing a Sketch Recognition Front-End: User Perception of Interface Elements. Paul Wais, Aaron Wolin and Christine Alvarado. In Proc. of Eurographics Workshop on Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling (SBIM). Riverside, CA. 2007.

Properties of Real World Digital Logic Diagrams Alvarado, Christine and Lazzareschi, Michael.   Proceedings of 1st International Workshop on Pen-based Learning Technologies.  2007.

Breadth-first CS 1 for Scientists: Curriculum and Assessment, Zach Dodds, Christine Alvarado, Geoff Kuenning, Ran Libeskind-Hadas.  In Proc. of the 12th Annual Conference on Innovation in Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE 2007). 2007.

Sketch Recognition for Digital Circuit Design in the Classroom. Alvarado, Christine.  In 2007 Invited Workshop on Pen-Centric Computing Research, Brown University, March 2007.

Dynamically Constructed Bayes Nets for Multi-Domain Sketch Understanding. Alvarado, Christine; and Davis, Randall.  Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2005.

Alvarado, Christine. Sketch Recognition User Interfaces: Guidelines for Design and Development. AAAI Fall Symposium on Intelligent Pen-based Interfaces, 2004. [PDF]

Alvarado, Christine; and Davis, Randall. SketchREAD: A Multi-domain Sketch Recognition Engine. Proceedings of UIST 2004. [PDF] [PS ]

Oltmans, Michael; Alvarado, Christine; and Davis, Randall. ETCHA Sketches: Lessons Learned from Collecting Sketch Data. AAAI Fall Symposium on Intelligent Pen-based Interfaces, 2004. [PDF]

Teevan, Jaime; Alvarado, Christine; Ackerman, Mark S.; and Karger, David R. The Perfect Search Engine Is Not Enough: A Study of Orienteering Behavior in Directed Search. Proceedings of CHI-2004. [PDF]

Alvarado, Christine. (2003) Dynamically Constructed Bayesian Networks for Sketch Understanding. MIT Student Oxygen Workshop. [PS] [PDF]
*Awarded Best Presentation* Slides from the talk

Alvarado, Christine; Oltmans, Michael and Davis, Randall. (2002). A Framework for Multi-Domain Sketch Recognition. 2002 AAAI Spring Symposium on Sketch Understanding. [PS], [PDF] [Abstract-PS], [Abstract-PDF]

Alvarado, Christine and Davis, Randall (2001). Resolving ambiguities to create a natural sketch based interface. Proceedings of IJCAI-2001, August 2001. [PS], [PDF]

Alvarado, Christine and Davis, Randall (2001). Preserving the freedom of paper in a computer-based sketch tool. Proceedings of HCI International 2001. [PS], [PDF]

Invited Presentations

"Women in Computer Science.: A personal journey and a campus change," Keynote presentation, Davidson College Ada Lovelace Day, 2016

"Women in Computer Science.: A personal journey and a campus change," Keynote presentation, UW Madison Women In Technology event, 2016


"Women in Computer Science: How I became one and why I know you will too."  Keynote presentation, Qualcomm Women's Conference, 2016

"Incorporating Fresh Ideas into a Traditional Approach to Teaching AI (and Beyond)". Invited Talk, Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence (EAAI) Workshop, 2012

“Women in CS @ HMC: Three Promising Practices,” Google TechTalk. 2011 Link to presentation.

“Recognizing Users' Sketches... Without Constraining Users' Drawing Styles,” UC Riverside Colloquium 2009.

“CS1 for Scientists.” Greg Wilson, Christine Alvarado, Jennifer Campbell, Ruben Landau, Robert Sedgewick.  Panel presentation at SIGCSE 2008.

“Sketch Recognition from the User's Perspective.” UC Santa Barbara Media Arts and Technology lecture.

“Sketch Recognition for Digital Circuit Design in the Classroom.” Workshop on Pen-Centric Computing Research, Brown University.

“An Introduction to Recursion.” Math and Computer Science Department, University of San Diego.

“The Challenges of Sketch Recognition.”  Guest lecture, MIT Women’s Technology Program.

Books and Book Chapters

 CS for Scientists and Engineers. Christine Alvarado, Zach Dodds, Geoff Kuenning, Ran Libeskind-Hadas. Interactive version: www.cs.hmc.edu/csforall/

Christine Alvarado. “Multi-Domain Hierarchical Free-Sketch Recognition Using Graphical Models.” In Jorge, Joaquim; Samavati, Faramarz (Eds.), Sketch-based Interfaces and Modeling (19-54). Springer. 2011.

Technical Reports and other Publications

ACM DL Author-ize serviceComputer science faculty careers at liberal arts colleges

Janet Davis, Jeannie Albrecht, Christine Alvarado, Tzu-Yi Chen, Amy Csizmar Dalal, Sohie Lee
XRDS: Crossroads, The ACM Magazine for Students - Cryptography, 2015

Alvarado, Christine; Teevan, Jaime; Ackerman, Mark S.; and Karger, David. Surviving the Information Explosion: How People Find Their Electronic Information. MIT Artificial Laboratory Technical Report, April 2003. [PDF] [PS]

Alvarado, Christine; Szegin, Metin; Scott, Dana; Hammond, Tracy; Kasheff, Zardosht; Oltmans, Michael; and Davis, Randall (2001). A Framework for Multi-Domain Sketch Recognition. MIT Artificial Laboratory, Septempber 2001. [PDF] [PS]

Alvarado, Christine and Davis, Randall (2000). Intelligent mechanical engineering design environment: From sketching to simulation. MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Annual Abstract, September 2000. [PS], [PDF]

Theses

Alvarado, Christine. Multi-domain Sketch Understanding. PhD Thesis. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. September, 2004. [PDF] [GZipped Postscript]

Alvarado, Christine (2000). A natural sketching environment: Bringing the computer into early stages of mechanical design. Master's thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000. [PS], [PDF] 


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