In Arabidopsis thaliana, four major regulators (ABSCISIC ACID INSENSITIVE3 [ABI3], FUSCA3 [FUS3], LEAFY COTYLEDON1 [LEC1], and LEC2) control most aspects of seed maturation, such as accumulation of storage compounds, cotyledon identity, acquisition of desiccation tolerance, and dormancy. The molecular basis for complex genetic interactions among these… (More)
We introduce flash teams, a framework for dynamically assembling and managing paid experts from the crowd. Flash teams advance a vision of expert crowd work that accomplishes complex, interdependent goals such as engineering and design. These teams consist of sequences of linked modular tasks and handoffs that can be computationally managed. Interactive… (More)
The physical constraints of smartwatches limit the range and complexity of tasks that can be completed. Despite interface improvements on smartwatches, the promise of enabling productive work remains largely unrealized. This paper presents <i>WearWrite</i>, a system that enables users to write documents from their smartwatches by leveraging a crowd to help… (More)
This abstract summarizes work that is in preparation for submission at CHI 2014.
Smartwatches are becoming increasingly powerful, but limited input makes completing complex tasks impractical. Our WearWrite system introduces a new paradigm for enabling a watch user to contribute to complex tasks, not through new hardware or input methods, but by directing a crowd to work on their behalf from their wearable device. WearWrite lets authors… (More)
Treehouse Dreams is a card game that can simultaneously function as an ice breaker for children engaged in group activities, and as a research tool for interviewing children. The game, which asks players to collectively imagine a fantasy treehouse, incorporates game design techniques that encourage openness and sharing. The game is also easily customizable… (More)
Date The final copy of this thesis has been examined by the signatories, and we find that both the content and the form meet acceptable presentation standards of scholarly work in the above mentioned discipline. A Characterization of Affine Minimal and Affine Flat Surfaces Thesis directed by Professor Jeanne Clelland The primary defining characteristic of… (More)
L'immunoprécipitation de la chromatine (ChIP) permet d'´ etudier les interactions entre les protéines et l'ADN ainsi que différentsétats chromatiniens. Le ChIP-chip est une technique combinant l'immunoprécipitation de la chromatine avec le principe des pucesà ADN, ce qui permet uné etudè a l'´ echelle du génome. Nous nous intéressons icì a l'analyse des… (More)