I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at Uppsala University and a visiting teacher at KTH. At Uppsala, I am working with Professor David Sumpter and his group on Collective Behavior. We are creating models of human behavior in collaborative groups. At KTH, I am teaching advanced computer graphics and interaction, DH2413.Curriculum Vitae in PDF
I am the Principal Investigator and co-inventor of BrailleTouch and the Director of Georgia Tech's Child Study Laboratory. BrailleTouch is an eyes-free text entry application for multi-point touchscreen smartphones and tablets. The Child Study Laboratory is the central experimental data management site of the NSF Expedition in Computational Behavioral Science. My research are is Human-Computer Interaction with focus in information visualization and ubiquitous and accessible computing.
I work with Dr. Jim Rehg and Dr. Gregory Abowd.
BrailleTouch: Provide eyes-free text entry on a mobile phone.
Viz-A-Vis: Provide tools to empower longitudinal in-situ behavioral analysis.
CRAFT: Provide tools to flag target behaviors in the home for behavioral diagnosis.
Connect2Congress: Provide visual analytic tools for civic overshight of congressional voting behaviors.
WePaint: Teach kids in the autism spectrum about collaboration, sharing, turn taking, and decision making through a two-person painting game.
VizKid: Provide visual analytic tools for laboratory behavior assessment of social behaviors of kids in the autism spectrum.
Southern, C., Clawson, J., Frey, B., Abowd, G., Romero, M., "An Evaluation of BrailleTouch: Mobile Touchscreen Text Entry for the Visually Impaired." MobileHCI 2012, (Full Paper), San Francisco, September 2012 pdf.
Frey, B., Rosier, K., Southern, C., Romero, M., "From Texting App to Braille Literacy." Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Extended Abstracts, ACM CHI 2012. Austin, USA: May 2012. (Accepted - 6-page paper) pdf.
Gomez, P., Romero, M., Do, E.Y.L., "Activity Shapes: Analysis Methods of Video-Recorded Human Activity in a Co-visible Space." Space Syntax Symposium. Santiago, Chile: January 2012. (Online Proceedings - 20-page paper) pdf.
Romero, M., Vialard, A., Peponis, J., Stasko, J., Abowd, G., "Evaluating Video Visualizations of Human Behavior." Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM CHI 2011. Vancouver: May 2011. pdf CHI Madness Video
Nazneen, Rozga, A., Romero, M., Findley, A., Call, C., Abowd, G., Arriaga, R., "Supporting Parents for in-Home Capture of Problem Behaviors of Children with Developmental Disabilities." Journal of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, London: Springer. To be published, 2011. pdf
Frey, B., Southern, C., Romero, M., "BrailleTouch: Mobile Texting for the Visually Impaired." Proceedings of Human-Computer Interaction International, HCII. Orlando: July 2011. pdf
Shin, G., Choi, T., Rozga, A., Romero, M., "VizKid: A Behavior Capture and Visualization System of Adult-Child Interaction." Proceedings of Human-Computer Interaction International, HCII. Orlando : July 2011. Best paper in Human Interfaces and Management of Information. pdf
Kinnaird, P., Romero, M., "Focus Groups for Functional InfoVis Prototype Evaluation: A Case Study." BELIV 2010, April 10-11, 2010, Atlanta, GA, USA. pdf
Kinnaird, P., Romero, M., Abowd, G., "Connect2Congress: Visual Analytics for Civic Oversight." Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM CHI 2010. Atlanta: April 2010. pdf
Romero, M., Summet, J., Stasko, J., Abowd, G., "Viz-A-Vis: Toward Visualizing Video through Computer Vision." IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Volume: 14 , Issue: 6. On page(s): 1261 - 1268. Research Triangle Park, NC, USA: Nov.-Dec. 2008. pdf
Note: This paper was presented at the IEEE Information Visualization conference InfoVis2008 in Columbus, Ohio, October 19-24, 2008. The Journal served as the conference proceedings as well.
Pousman, Z., Romero, M., Smith, A., Mateas, M., "Living with Tableau Machine: A Longitudinal Investigation of a Curious Domestic Intelligence." In Proceedings of the 10th international Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp08. Seoul, Korea: September 21-24, 2008. pdf
Smith, A., Romero, M., Pousman, Z., Mateas, M., "Tableau Machine: A Creative Alien Presence." AAAI Creative Intelligent Systems Symposium, Stanford: March 2008. pdf
Romero, M., Pousman, Z., Mateas, M., "Alien Presence in the Home: The Design of Tableau Machine." Journal of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing. London: Springer, October 2007. pdf
Berrada, D., Romero, M., Abowd, G., Blount, M., Davis, J., "Automatic Administration of The Get Up And Go Test." International Conference On Mobile Systems, Applications And Services. Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Systems and Networking Support for Healthcare and Assisted Living Environments, ACM SIGMOBILE. San Juan, Puerto Rico: July 2007. pdf
Romero, M., Pousman, Z., Mateas, M., "Tableau Machine: An Alien Presence in the Home." Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Extended Abstracts, ACM CHI 2006. Montreal: June 2006. pdf
Romero, M., Mateas, M., "A Preliminary Investigation of Alien Presence." Proceedings of Human-Computer Interaction International, HCII. Las Vegas: July 2005. pdf
Romero, M., Bobick, A., "Tracking Head Yaw by Interpolation of Template Responses." Face Processing in Video, Washington, DC. Proc. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), June 2004. pdf