Advait Sarkar


Publications & related shenanigans

Last updated April 2020.

    2020
  1. More details forthcoming Understanding and Inferring Units in Spreadsheets
    Jack Williams, Carina Negreanu, Andrew D. Gordon, Advait Sarkar
    2020 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC)

  2. More details forthcoming Correspondence-based analogies for choosing problem representations in mathematics and computing education
    Aaron Stockdill, Daniel Raggi, Mateja Jamnik, Grecia Garcia Garcia, Holly Sutherland, Peter Cheng, Advait Sarkar
    2020 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC)

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    Springer Nature SharedIt (open access)
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-44914-8_27
    Higher-Order Spreadsheets with Spilled Arrays
    Jack Williams, Nima Joharizadeh, Andrew D. Gordon, Advait Sarkar
    Proceedings of the 29th European Symposium on Programming (ESOP 2020)


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    Interactive project walkthrough
    Project on GitHub
    More details forthcoming
    Excello: exploring spreadsheets for music composition
    Henry Mattinson, Advait Sarkar
    Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2020)
    This paper summarises Henry's undergraduate dissertation.

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    DOI: 10.1145/3334480.3382806
    ACM Digital Library
    Gridlets: Reusing Spreadsheet Grids
    Nima Joharizadeh, Advait Sarkar, Andrew D. Gordon, Jack Williams
    Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA 2020)

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    DOI: 10.1145/3334480.3382807
    ACM Digital Library
    Spreadsheet Use and Programming Experience: an Exploratory Survey
    Advait Sarkar, Judith Willemijn Borghouts, Anusha Iyer, Sneha Khullar, Christian Canton, Felienne Hermans, Andrew D. Gordon, Jack Williams
    Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA 2020)

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    CEUR Workshop Proceedings
    Cross-domain Correspondences for Explainable Recommendations
    Aaron Stockdill, Daniel Raggi, Mateja Jamnik, Grecia Garcia Garcia, Holly Sutherland, Peter Cheng, Advait Sarkar
    Workshop on Explainable Smart Systems for Algorithmic Transparency in Emerging Technologies (ExSS-ATEC 2020), held in conjunction with the 25th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2020)
  8. 2019
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    ACM Digital Library
    DOI: 10.1145/3301275.3302268
    Summary blog post
    Assessing Public Perception of Self-Driving Cars: the Autonomous Vehicle Acceptance Model
    Charlie Hewitt, Ioannis Politis, Theocharis Amanatidis, Advait Sarkar
    Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Intelligent User interfaces (IUI 2019)
    A summary of Charlie's project for my course on interaction design for AI. The papers below by Sam Bell, Jesse Mu and Sian Gooding are also results from the same course.

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    DOI: 10.1145/3290607.3312975
    ACM Digital Library
    Also presented as a poster
    Summary blog post
    Do We Need Natural Language? Exploring Restricted Language Interfaces for Complex Domains
    Jesse Mu, Advait Sarkar
    Proceedings of the 37th Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA 2019)


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    DOI: 10.1145/3290607.3313072
    ACM Digital Library
    Also presented as a poster
    Summary blog post
    Perceptions of Chatbots in Therapy
    Samuel Bell, Clara Wood, Advait Sarkar
    Proceedings of the 37th Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA 2019)



  12. Download PDF Usability of Probabilistic Programming Languages
    Alan Blackwell, Luke Church, Martin Erwig, James Geddes, Andy Gordon, Maria Gorinova, Atilim Gunes Baydin, Bradley Gram-Hansen, Tobias Kohn, Neil Lawrence, Vikash Mansinghka, Brooks Paige, Tomas Petricek, Diana Robinson, Advait Sarkar, Oliver Strickson
    Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Psychology of Programming Interest Group (PPIG 2019)

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    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-30281-8_1
    End-User Probabilistic Programming
    Judith Borghouts, Advait Sarkar, Andrew D. Gordon, Neil Toronto
    International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of Systems (QEST 2019) (pp. 3–24)

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    ACL Web
    DOI: 10.18653/v1/W19-4024
    Summary blog post
    Comparative judgments are more consistent than binary classification for labelling word complexity
    Sian Gooding, Ekaterina Kochmar, Advait Sarkar, Alan Blackwell
    Proceedings of the 13th Linguistic Annotation Workshop (LAW XIII) (pp. 208–214), co-located with ACL 2019

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    arXiv:1905.13072
    Somewhere Around That Number: An Interview Study of How Spreadsheet Users Manage Uncertainty
    Judith Borghouts, Andrew D. Gordon, Advait Sarkar, Kenton P. O'Hara, Neil Toronto
    arXiv preprint arXiv:1905.13072

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    CEUR Workshop Proceedings
    Summary blog post
    Evaluating Rule-based Programming and Reinforcement Learning for Personalising an Intelligent System
    Ruixue Liu, Advait Sarkar, Erin Solovey, Sebastian Tschiatschek
    2nd Workshop on Explainable Smart Systems (ExSS 2019), held in conjunction with ACM Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2019)

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    Taylor & Francis
    DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2018.1563832
    Summary blog post
    Setwise comparison: efficient fine-grained rating of movement videos using algorithmic support - a proof of concept study
    Saskia Steinheimer, Jonas F. Dorn, Cecily Morrison, Advait Sarkar, Marcus D'Souza, Jacques Boisvert, Rishi Bedi, Jessica Burggraaff, Peter Kontschieder, Frank Dahlke, Abigail Sellen, Bernard M. J. Uitdehaag, Ludwig Kappos, Christian P. Kamm
    Disability and Rehabilitation, 2019
    Writeup of our 2016 CHI paper for a medical audience.
  18. 2018
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    IEEE Xplore
    DOI: 10.1109/VLHCC.2018.8506584
    Calculation View: multiple-representation editing in spreadsheets
    Advait Sarkar, Andrew D. Gordon, Simon Peyton Jones, Neil Toronto
    2018 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC) (pp. 85–93)

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    PPIG Library
    Full proceedings
    How do people learn to use spreadsheets? (Work in progress)
    Advait Sarkar, Andrew D. Gordon
    Proceedings of the 29th Annual Conference of the Psychology of Programming Interest Group (PPIG 2018) (pp. 28–35)

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    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-91376-6_47
    Visualising latent semantic spaces for sense-making of natural language text
    Ana Šemrov, Alan F. Blackwell, Advait Sarkar
    Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on the Theory and Application of Diagrams, 2018 (DIAGRAMS 2018) (pp. 517–525)
    This paper summarises Ana's undergraduate dissertation.
  22. 2016
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    IEEE Xplore
    DOI: 10.1109/VLHCC.2016.7739668
    System on GitHub
    Visual discovery and model-driven explanation of time series patterns
    Advait Sarkar, Martin Spott, Alan F. Blackwell, Mateja Jamnik
    2016 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC) (pp. 78–86)
    🏆 Highly commended (honourable mention)

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    ACM Digital Library
    DOI: 10.1145/2858036.2858199
    Video abstract
    Microsoft project showcase
    Summary blog post
    Setwise Comparison: Consistent, Scalable, Continuum Labels for Machine Learning
    Advait Sarkar, Cecily Morrison, Jonas F. Dorn, Rishi Bedi, Saskia Steinheimer, Jacques Boisvert, Jessica Burggraaff, Marcus D'Souza, Peter Kontschieder, Samuel Rota Bulò, Lorcan Walsh, Christian P. Kamm, Yordan Zaykov, Abigail Sellen, Siân E. Lindley
    Proceedings of the 34th Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2016) (pp. 261–271)
    Plain English summary at Sparrho "Research Perspectives"


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    Eurographics DL
    DOI: 10.2312/eurovisshort.20161173
    Clarifying hypotheses by sketching data
    Mariana Mărășoiu, Alan F. Blackwell, Advait Sarkar, Martin Spott
    18th Eurographics/IEEE VGTC Conference on Visualization, 2016 (EuroVis 2016)
    🏆 Honourable mention · This paper summarises Mariana's M.Phil. dissertation.

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    ACM Digital Library
    DOI: 10.1145/2858036.2858221
    CHI presentation video
    Video abstract · Slides [PDF]
    A Live, Multiple-Representation Probabilistic Programming Environment for Novices
    Maria I. Gorinova, Advait Sarkar, Alan F. Blackwell, Don Syme
    Proceedings of the 34th Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2016) (pp. 2533–2537)
    This paper summarises Maria's undergraduate dissertation.


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    ACM Digital Library
    DOI: 10.1145/2851581.2892547
    Also presented as a poster
    Constructivist Design for Interactive Machine Learning
    Advait Sarkar
    Proceedings of the 34th Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA 2016) (pp. 1467–1475)
    Summary by Francisco Bernardo

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    PPIG Library
    Full proceedings
    Towards spreadsheet tools for end-user music programming
    Advait Sarkar
    Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of the Psychology of Programming Interest Group (PPIG 2016) (pp. 228–231)

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    PPIG Library
    Full proceedings
    A gaze-directed lens for touchless analytics
    Abhishek Chander, Advait Sarkar
    Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of the Psychology of Programming Interest Group (PPIG 2016) (pp. 232–241)
    This paper summarises Abhishek's undergraduate dissertation.

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    IEEE Xplore
    DOI: 10.1109/VLHCC.2016.7739694
    Transforming Spreadsheets with Data Noodles
    Maria I. Gorinova, Advait Sarkar, Alan F. Blackwell, Karl Prince
    2016 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC) (pp. 236–237)
  31. 2015 and older
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    IEEE Xplore
    DOI: 10.1109/VLHCC.2015.7357211
    Interactive visual machine learning in spreadsheets
    Advait Sarkar, Mateja Jamnik, Alan F. Blackwell, Martin Spott
    2015 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC) (pp. 159–163)
    Blog post by Patrick Durusau

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    IEEE Xplore
    DOI: 10.1109/VLHCC.2015.7357228
    Also presented as a poster
    Spreadsheet interfaces for usable machine learning
    Advait Sarkar
    2015 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC) (pp. 283–284)


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    PPIG Library
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    Confidence, command, complexity: metamodels for structured interaction with machine intelligence
    Advait Sarkar
    Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Psychology of Programming Interest Group (PPIG 2015) (pp. 23–36)
    Early sketches of an idea that was much better expressed in Chapter 3 of my PhD. Please read and cite that instead ☺

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    PPIG Library
    Full proceedings
    The impact of syntax colouring on program comprehension
    Advait Sarkar
    Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Psychology of Programming Interest Group (PPIG 2015) (pp. 49–58)
    Writeup of my project for Alan Blackwell's "Usability of Programming" MPhil course. · Blog post on IProgrammer · Hacker News discussion

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    Eurographics DL
    DOI: 10.2312/eurovisshort.20151138
    Interaction with uncertainty in visualisations
    Advait Sarkar, Alan F. Blackwell, Mateja Jamnik, Martin Spott
    17th Eurographics/IEEE VGTC Conference on Visualization, 2015 (EuroVis 2015)
    "Perhaps my favorite short paper" [at EuroVis 2015] — Robert Kosara, Research Scientist at Tableau Software

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    Springer
    Springer Nature SharedIt (open access)
    DOI: 10.1007/s11116-015-9599-9
    Comparing cities' cycling patterns using online shared bicycle maps
    Advait Sarkar, Neal Lathia, Cecilia Mascolo
    Transportation, 2015 (Volume 42, Issue 4, pp. 541–559. Special Issue: Emerging, Passively Generated Datasets for Travel Behavior and Policy Analysis)
    This article summarises much of my master's thesis.

  38. Download PDFBibTeX Visual analytics as end-user programming
    Advait Sarkar, Alan F. Blackwell, Mateja Jamnik, Martin Spott
    Psychology of Programming Interest Group Work-In-Progress Workshop, January 2015 (PPIG-WIP 2015)

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    IEEE Xplore
    DOI: 10.1109/VLHCC.2014.6883022
    Teach and Try: A simple interaction technique for exploratory data modelling by end users
    Advait Sarkar, Alan F. Blackwell, Mateja Jamnik, Martin Spott
    2014 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC) (pp. 53–56)
    Also presented as a poster at Microsoft Research Cambridge PhD Summer School 2014

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    Full graduate symposium proceedings
    Hunches and Sketches: rapid interactive exploration of large datasets through approximate visualisations
    Advait Sarkar, Alan F. Blackwell, Mateja Jamnik, Martin Spott
    Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on the Theory and Application of Diagrams, Graduate Symposium, 2014 (DIAGRAMS 2014) (pp. 18–22)
 

Theses

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    Cambridge Computer Laboratory Technical Report
    Interactive analytical modelling
    Advait Sarkar
    PhD, University of Cambridge, 2016
    If you would like to cite my PhD (thank you!), kindly cite it as 2016 (rather than the 2018 tech report).

  2. Pulse of the world's bicycles: towards data-driven methods for the design and administration of bicycle sharing systems
    Advait Sarkar
    Master's thesis, University of Cambridge, 2013

  3. An inductive logic programming system implemented in Haskell
    Advait Sarkar
    Undergraduate dissertation, University of Cambridge, 2012

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