Bio

I'm a 5th Year PhD candidate in the Human-Computer Interaction Lab at the University of Waterloo. I'm advised by Edith Law and Edward Lank. My research explores the design, development, and influence of systems that guide work-related attention. In building these systems, I draw from human-computer interaction, human computation, cognitive science and psychology, and mixed-initiative interaction.

In the past, I've held research internships at Microsoft Research, Mozilla Research, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Before joining Waterloo, I was a research scientist in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Oxford.


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Selected Publications

The Perpetual Work Life of Crowdworkers: How Tooling Practices Increase Fragmentation in Crowdwork. A.C. Williams, G. Mark, K. Milland, E. Lank, E. Law. (2019). Proceedings of the 23rd ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing.

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Mercury: Empowering Programmers' Mobile Work Practices with Microproductivity. A.C. Williams, H. Kaur, S. Iqbal, R. White, J. Teevan., A. Fourney (2019). Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology.

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Creating Better Action Plans for Writing Tasks via Vocabulary-Based Planning. H. Kaur, A.C. Williams, A. Loomis Thompson, W. Lasecki, S. Iqbal, J. Teevan. (2018). Proceedings of the 22nd ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing.

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Supporting Workplace Detachment and Reattachment using Conversational Intelligence. A.C. Williams, H. Kaur, G. Mark, A. Loomis Thompson, S. Iqbal, J. Teevan. (2018). Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

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CrowdCurio: an online crowdsourcing platform to facilitate climate change studies using herbarium specimens. C.G. Willis, E. Law, A.C. Williams, B. Franzone, R. Bernardos, L. Bruno, C. Hopkins, C. Schorn, E. Weber, D. Park, C.Davis. (2017). New Phytologist. 215.1 (2017): 479-488.

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Seeing Sound: Investigating the Effects of Visualizations and Complexity on Crowdsourced Audio Annotations. M. Cartwright, A. Seals, J. Salamon, A.C. Williams, S. Mikloska, D. Macconnell, E. Law, J.P. Bello, O. Nov. (2017). Proceedings of the 22nd ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing.

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Deja Vu: Characterizing Worker Reliability Using Task Consistency. A.C. Williams, J. Goh, C.G. Willis, A.M. Ellison, J.H. Brusuelas, C. Davis, E. Law. (2017). Proceedings of the Fifth AAAI Conference on Human Computation.

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Crowdsourcing as a Tool for Research: Implications of Uncertaincy. E. Law, K.Z. Gajos, A. Wiggins, M.L. Gray, and A. Williams. (2016). Proceedings of the 20th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing.

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Ensemble: A Hybrid Human-Machine System for Generating Melody Scores from Audio. T. Tse, J. Salamon, A. Williams, H. Jiang and E. Law. (2016). Proceedings of the 17th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference.

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