Cyclopath: Geowiki for a Smarter City

Cyclopath is a geowiki for twin cities bicyclists. Being a wiki, it depends on its users to contribute information in order to be useful. Contributions can be made in the form of map editing, rating roads, tagging roads and points, and adding notes among other ways. I've been working on the Cyclopath project from Fall 2008 till today.

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Inclusive Planet: Social Web for People with Visual Impairments

As an intern at Microsoft Research India during the summer of 2011, I studied how visually-impaired people (mostly from developing countries like India and Turkey) use an online content-sharing and social community. The particular community I studied is called Inclusive Planet. I was guided by Ed Cutrell during this research.

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Timeflash: Micro-calendaring and Enterprise Social Coordination

Timeflash is like Twitter, but for events: it is a micro-calendar. Timeflash was developed at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Centre (Cambridge, MA) to introduce openness and sharing into enterprise calendaring. I worked on this project with Werner Geyer, Casey Dugan, and Beth Brownholtz during an internship in the summer of 2010.

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Twitter Overload: How much is too much?

In today's social web, there is so much content that social networks generate. Twitter, especially generates so much for a person, that we wonder how much a person can possibly keep up. Morten Warncke-Wang, Ted Johnson and I developed a simulation model to investigate this question.

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TypeWell: Personalised Adaptive Keyboard

Soft keyboards have the opportunity to do wonderful things with customising their keys for different users. We (Siddharth Ramakrishnan and I) designed and did preliminary evaluations on a keyboard that changed the shapes of its keys based on typing behaviour and letter prediction using dictionaries.

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Association Rule Mining Across Multiple Databases

Performing association rule mining (a popular data mining technique) on data sets that spread across multiple heterogenous databases is quite a complicated problm. We (Shruthi Prabhakara and I) modified one of the well known data structures for association rule mining to make the algorithm work better.

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Mikhil Masli
Engineer, Researcher, Cyclist, PhD Student
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About

Interests

human-computer interaction, computer-supported cooperative work, social computing, smarter planet

Education

PhD (Computer Science)

University of Minnesota, USA (2008 to 2013, expected)

MS (Computer Science)

University of Minnesota, USA (2008 to 2012)

BTech (Computer Science)

National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, India (2003 to 2007)

Industrial Experience

IBM Research
Microsoft Research
Microsoft R&D
Goldman Sachs Services
Tata Consultancy Services

Projects

Cyclopath Geowiki

An online resource collaboratively built by cyclists, a wiki-map with personalised route-finding, route sharing and more.

Inclusive Planet

How do the blind use the social web?

Timeflash

Micro-calendar with social coordination for the office

Twitter Overload

How much is too much?

TypeWell

Personalised modifications to keys as you type

Rule Mining

Mining association rules across databases

Publications

CSCW
2013

Geowiki + Route Analysis = Improved Transportation Planning

CHI
2012

Evaluating Compliance-Without-Pressure Techniques for Increasing Participation in Online Communities

Computer
2011

Crowdsourcing Maps

ICWSM
2011

Task Specialization in Social Production Communities: The Case of Geographic Volunteer Work.

WWW
2011

The Design and Use of Tentative Events for Time-based Social Coordination in the Enterprise

WikiSym
2011

"How should I go from ___ to ___ without getting killed?": motivation and benefits in open collaboration

CHI
2011

An Open, Social Calendar for the Enterprise: Timely?

CSCW
2010

Eliciting and Focusing Geographic Volunteer Work