kuksenok /about /now
PhD, MS in Computer Science & Engineering from University of Washington
BA in Applied Math; Computer Science from Oberlin College, Ohio, US
CV PDF (Oct '16) Reach me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
564x740; ca. Summer 2014, by Victor Jeffreys
Kateryna Kuksenok investigates the process of software production, particularly in the natural sciences, using a mix of qualitative, ethnographic approaches, and semi-automated analysis of textual data using techniques from Natural Language Procesing (NLP). Currently, she works on code that is bad-by-admission, yet allowed to persist as a post-doc at the Hasso-Plattner Institute in the Software Architecture group led by Prof. Dr. Robert Hirschfeld. She completed her Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering, with a focus on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) at the University of Washington, Seattle, with Professors James Fogarty and Cecilia Aragon. Her M.S. research lay at the intersection of HCI and NLP, focusing on interactive machine translation.
Kuksenok's interdisciplinary, mixed-methods research has received fellowships from the NSF GRFP and AT&T GRF, as well as recognition of excellence from the Computing Research Association (CRA), Google Anita Borg, Microsoft Research, Palantir. She has also completed software engineering internships at Facebook, Inc. and Google, in addition to consulting on User Research at Amazon.com Shared Shopping Experience. A full CV/resume is available in PDF, and references are available upon request.
- Influence apart from Adoption: How Interaction between Programming and Scientific Practices Shapes Modes of Inquiry in Four Oceanography Teams. (Ph.D. research)
- Code Work in Science: How it changes and Why is matters how we talk about change. A short, 6-minute-read version with just the figures and implications.
- How I do User Research: some practical advice for doing qualitative user research and using theories of human behavior.
- Lightweight user research, for non-academics: on interviews and surveys
- Role of social media in 2014 Ukraine Maidan events (Central European University, Phil Howard)
- Combining automated analysis of user-generated content with qualitative methods (Amazon.com, references upon request)
- Emotion in scientific creativity - automating analysis of a large chat dataset (UW, Cecilia Aragon)
- Classroom tech for language learning (UW, Charlotte Lee)
- Using active learning to improve statistical machine translaiton output (AT&T Research, Srinivas Bangalore)
- Accessibility of user-generated content (UW/CMU, Jen Mankoff)
- Navigating conflicting health information online in chronic illness management (Carnegie Mellon, Jen Mankoff)
Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications
A video of an invited panel appearance - moderated by Nick Denton, Gawker Media founder - about the role of social media in political action. (Budapest, 2014)
- Chen C, White L, Kowalewski T, Aggarwal R, Lintott C, Comstock B, Kuksenok K, Aragon C, Holst D, Lendvay T. Crowd-Sourced Assessment of Technical Skills: a novel method to evaluate surgical performance. J Surgical Res. 2014; 187(1): 65-71.
- Kuksenok K, Brooks M, Wang Q, Lee C P. Challenges and Opportunities for Technology in Foreign Language Classrooms. CHI 2013, premier publishing venue in the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) community. Best Paper Honorable Mention (top 5%)
- Kuksenok K, Mankoff J, Brooks M. Accessible Online Content Creation by End Users. Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, 2013.
- Brooks M, Kuksenok K, Torkildson M K, Perry D, Robinson J J, Scott T J, Anicello O, Zukowski A, Harris P, Aragon C. Statistical Affect Detection in Collaborative Chat. In Proceedings of the 2013 conference on Computer supported cooperative work. ACM, 2013.
- Scott T J, Kuksenok K, Brooks M, Aragon C. Adapting Grounded Theory to Construct A Taxonomy of Affect in Collaborative Online Chat. Proceedings of the 30th ACM international conference on Design of communication. ACM, 2012
- Mankoff J, Kuksenok K, Kiesler S, Rode J, Waldman K. Competing Online Viewpoints and Models of Chronic Illness. Proceedings of ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2011.
Selected Other Publications
- Bangalore S, and Kuksenok K. "System and method for collaborative language translation." U.S. Patent No. 9,323,746. 26 Apr. 2016.
- Allen A, Aragon C, Becker C, Carver JC, Chis A, Combemale B, Croucher M, Crowston K, Garijo D, Gehani A, Goble C, Haines R, Hirschfeld R, Howison J, Huff K, Jay C, Katz DS, Kirchner C, Kuksenok K, Laemmel Ralf, Nierstrasz O, Turk M, van Nieuwpoort R, Vaughn M, and Vinju J. Lightning talk: "I solemnly pledge" - a manifesto for personal responsibility in the engineering of academic software. In Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Sustainable Software for Science: Practice and Experiences (WSSSPE4). 2016.
- Kuksenok K. "Multilingualism on Social Media in the Maidan Movement." Digital Eastern Europe. Edited by Schreiber and Kosienkowski. 2015.
You may also know me as: Kateryna Kuksenok, Katie Kuksenok, Katja Kuksenok, Kt Kuksenok. Feel free to use any! I prefer Katja or Katerena (emphasis on the "re" syllable, pronounced as in "reykjavik," not as in "ice cream").