Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL 61801
Office: Siebel Center 3216
Phone: (217) 244-8617
Email: wfu at illinois dot edu
I am an associate professor of Computer Science at the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I am also a part-time faculty at the
Beckman Institute of Science and Technology. I joined UIUC in 2006.
Before UIUC, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Carngie Mellon
University, after I spent about a year at Xerox PARC. I received my PhD
in Cognition Science at George Mason University in 2003.
I published in journals such as Human-Computer Interaction,
ACM Transactions of Computer-Human Interaction (ToCHI), Cognitive
Science, IEEE intelligent systems, and Spatial Cognition and
Computation. I regularly go to conferences such as Cognitive Science
and ACM CHI. I am an Associate Editor of Topics in Cognitive Science. I
have been serving in the program committee of ACM CHI, Cognitive
Science, IEEE Social Computing, ACM Intelligent User Interface, and
My research lies at the intersection of cognitive science,
human-computer Interaction, and
artificial intelligence. My interests in cognitive science has been
primarily in understanding the
capabilities and limitations of the human mind. I am interested in
models of human behavior and applying theories of cognitive science to
inform design of
intelligent interaction techniques. My interests in human-computer
interaction stems from the
desire to better understand how users interact with artefacts to
accomplish different tasks. I am
interested in how features of intelligent interfaces guide human
interaction and impact
performance at both the individual and social levels. My interests in
artificial intelligence has
been primarily in machine learning and other computational techniques
human-level intelligence. Check out the Cascade Lab to learn more about our research.
Recent Events and Publications
New book coming out 2014: From distributed cognition to
collective intelligence. Oxford University Press
- Papers accepted at CHI 2013:
- Liao, Q., & Fu. W.-T. (2013). Beyond the filter
bubble: Interactive effects of perceived threat and topic involvement
on selective exposure to information. In Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI
conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Paris, France.
- Huang, S. W., & Fu, W.-T. (2013). Dont hide in
the crowd! Increasing social transparency between peer workers improves
crowdsourcing outcomes. In Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI conference on
Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Paris, France.
- Papers accepted at IUI 2013:
- Rao, H., & Fu, W.-T. (2013). A General Framework
for a Collaborative Mobile Indoor Navigation Assistance System. In
Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Intelligent User
Interfaces (IUI), Santa Monica, CA.
- Huang, S. W., Pei-Fen Tu, & Fu, W.-T. (2013).
Leveraging the crowd to improve feature-sentiment analysis of user
review. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent
User Interfaces (IUI), Santa Monica, CA.
- Papers accepted at CSCW 2013:
- Huang, S.W., & Fu, W.-T. (2013). Enhancing
reliability using peer consistency evaluation in human computation. In
Proceedings of the 16th ACM conference on Computer Supported
Cooperative Work (CSCW), San Antonio, TX.
- Journal papers to appear in 2013:
- Fu, W.-T., D'Andrea, L., & Bertel, S. (2013).
Effects of collaborative technologies on communication and performance
in a remote spatial orientation task. Spatial Cognition and
- Fu, W.-T., Lee, H., Boot, W., & Kramer, A.
(2013). Bridging across cognitive training and brain plasticity: a
neurally inspired computational model of interactive skill learning.
WIREs Cognitive Science, 4, 225-236.
- Book chapters:
- Fu, W.-T. & Pirolli, P. (2013). Establishing
the micro-to-macro link: Multilevel models of human-information
interaction. The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Engineering.
- Fu, W.-T. (2012). From Plato to the WWW: Exploratory
Information Foraging. In P. M. Todd & T. Robbins (Eds.),
Cognitive Search. MIT Press