Social Spaces Group

Professor of Computer Science


4228 Siebel Center
201 N. Goodwin Avenue
Urbana, Illinois 61801

phone: 1 217 265 6841


ACM Recognition of Excellent Service, 2021
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) Honorable Mention, 2021
International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD) Best Paper Award, 2020
University Scholar, University of Illinois, 2019
ACM Distinguished Member, 2019
Fiddler Fellow, 2019
Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) Honorable Mention, 2019
International Conference on Data Engineering Best Demo Award, 2019
ACM Recognition of Service Award, 2018
Dean's Award for Excellence in Research, University of Illinois, 2017
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) Best Paper Award, 2017
Adobe Faculty Fellowship, 2015.
National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Faculty Fellowship, 2015
Public Engagement Award, University of Illinois Campus Award, 2015
Engineering Council Outstanding Advising Award, 2014
Kavli Fellow, 2011
Sloan Research Fellowship, 2010
Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society Fellow, 2010
C.W. Gear Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, 2010
CSCW Best Paper Award, 2010
CHI Best Paper Award, 2009
A. Richard Newton Breakthrough Research Award, 2008
CHI Best Paper Award, 2008
NSF Early Career Award, 2007
IBM Young Faculty Award, 2006
Motorola Young Faculty Award, 2005


Social Spaces - Social (media + signals) cs567
Culture as Data - cs598kgk
Social Spaces Seminar - cs591kgk
Social Computing - Social Visualization - cs467
Multimedia - cs414
Programming Mobile Devices - cs498cel
Social Computer Mediated Communication - cs598kgk

Selected Papers and Installations:

H. Kong, Z. Liu, and K. Karahalios. Internal and External Visual Cue Preferences for Visualizations in Presentations, EuroVis 2017. pdf

M. Eslami, K. Vaccaro, K. Karahalios, and K. Hamilton. "Be careful; things can be worse than they appear": Understanding Biased Algorithms and Users' Behavior around Them in Rating Platforms, ICWSM 2017. pdf

S. Dey, K. Karahalios, W. Fu. Understanding the Effects of Endorsements in Scientific Crowdfunding, CHI 2017. pdf

F. Jahanbakhsh, K. Karahalios, W.T. Fu, D. Marinov, B.P. Bailey. You Want Me to Work with Who? Stakeholder Perceptions of Automated Team Formation in Engineering Courses, CHI 2017. pdf  (awarded best paper)

M. Betancourt, L. Dethorne, K. Karahalios, and J.G. Kim. Skin Conductance as an In Situ Marker for Emotional Arousal in Children with Neurodevelopmental Communication Impairments: Methodological Considerations and Clinical Implications, ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS) Volume 9, Issue 3 Article No. 8 pdf

T. Siddiqui, A. Kim, J. Lee, K. Karahalios, A. Parameswaran. Effortless Data Exploration with Zevisage: An Expressive and Interactive Visual Analytics Systems, VLDB 2017. pdf

J. Kulshrestha, M. Eslami, J. Messias, M. B. Zafar, S. Ghosh, K. Gummadi, and K. Karahalios. Quantifying Search Bias: Investigating Sources of Bias for Political Searches in Social Media, CSCW 2017. pdf

J.G. Kim, K. Vaccaro, K. Karahalios, and H. Hong. Not by Money Alone: Social Support Opportunities in Medical Crowdfunding Campaigns, CSCW 2017. pdf

S. Dey, B. Duff, K. Karahalios, W. Fu. The Art and Science of Persuasion: Not All Crowdfunding Campaign Videos Are The Same, CSCW 2017. pdf

M. Eslami, K. Karahalios, C. Sandvig, K. Vaccaro, A. Rickman, K. Hamilton, and A. Kirlik. First I "like" it, then I hide it: Folk Theories of Social Feeds, CHI 2016. pdf video

J. Kim, H. K. Kong, K. Karahalios, W. Fu, and H. Hong. The Power of Collective Endorsements: Credibility Factors in Medical Crowdfunding Campaigns, CHI 2016. pdf

J. Lee, H.K. Kong, S. Lin, K. Karahalios, Plexlines: Tracking Socio-communicative Behaviors Using Timeline Visualizations, AMIA 2016. pdf

H. Kong, J. Lee, K. Karahalios. EnGaze: Designing Behavior Visualizations with and for Behavioral Scientists, DIS 2016. pdf

G. Soeller, K. Karahalios, C. Sandvig, and C. Wilson. MapWatch: Detecting and Monitoring International Border Personalization on Online Maps, WWW 2016. pdf

L. DeThorne, M. A. Betancourt, K. Karahalios, J. Halle, E. Bogue. Visualizing Syllables: Real-Time Computerized Feedback Within a Speech-Language Intervention, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2015. pdf

T. Gao, M. Dontcheva, E. Adar, Z. Liu, K. Karahalios. DataTone: Managing Ambiguity in Natural Language Interfaces for Data Visualization, UIST 2015. pdf video

N. Spirin, M. Kuznetsov, J. Kiseleva, Y. Spirin, and P. Izhutov. Relevance-aware Filtering of Tuples Sorted by an Attribute Value via Direct Optimization of Search Quality Metrics, SIGIR 2015. pdf

H. Kong, W. Wu, B. Bailey, and K. Karahalios. Culture, Imagined Audience, and Language Choices of Multilingual Chinese and Korean Students on Facebook, SocInfo 2015. pdf

J. Kim, S. Park, K. Karahalios, and M. Twidale. Labor Saving and Labor Making of Value in Online Congratulatory Messages, SocInfo 2015. pdf

J. Kim, M. Snodgrass, M. Pietrowicz, and K. Karahalios. Visual Analysis of Relationships between Behavioral and Physiological Sensor Data, ICHI 2015. pdf

M. Pietrowicz, M. Hasegawa-Johnson, and K. Karahalios. Acoustic Correlates for Perceived Effort Levels in Expressive Speech, INTERSPEECH 2015. pdf

C. Sandvig, K. Hamilton, K. Karahalios, and C. Langbort. Can an Algorithm be Unethical?, ICA 2015. pdf

M. Eslami, A. Rickman, K. Vaccaro, A. Aleyasen, A. Vuong, K. Karahalios, K. Hamilton, and C. Sandvig. I always assumed that I wasn't really that close to [her]: Reasoning about invisible algorithms in the news feed, CHI 2015. pdf  (awarded best paper)

K. Vaccaro, K. Karahalios, C. Sandvig, K. Hamilton, and S. Langbort. Agree or Cancel? Research and Terms of Service Compliance, CSCW, Ethics Workshop, 2015. pdf

K. Hamilton, K. Karahalios, C. Sandvig, and C. Langbort. The image of the algorithmic city: a research approach, Interaction Design and Architectures Journal (IxD&A) 2014. pdf

C. Sandvig, K. Hamilton, K. Karahalios, and C. Langbort. Auditing Algorithms: Research Methods for Detecting Discrimination on Internet Platforms, ICA 2014. pdf

N. Spirin, J. He, M. Develin, K. Karahalios, and M.Boucher. People Search within an Online Social Network: Large Scale Analysis of Facebook Graph Search Query Logs. CIKM 2014. pdf

M. Eslami, A. Aleyasen, R. Zilouchian Moghaddam, and K. Karahalios. Friend Grouping Algorithms for Online Social Networks: preference, bias, and implications. Social Informatics (SocInfo) 2014. pdf

S. Huang, D. Tunkelang, and K. Karahalios. The Role of Network Distance in LinkedIn People Search. SIGIR 2014. pdf

K. Hamilton, K. Karahalios, C. Sandvig, and M. Eslami. A Path to Understanding the Effects of Algorithm Awareness, alt-CHI 2014. pdf

M. Kudeki and K. Karahalios. Likeness and Dealbreakers: Interpreting Interpersonal Compatibility from Online Music Profiles. INTERACT 2013. pdf

J. Lee, S. Lin, and K. Karahalios. Visualizing Patterns of Social and Communicative Behavior in Children Using Plexlines. VAHC 2013. pdf

J. Kim, M. Snodgrass, M. Pietrowicz, K. Karahalios, and J. Halle. BEDA: Visual analytics for behavioral and physiological data. VAHC 2013. pdf

M. Pietrowicz, D. Chopra, A. Sadeghi, P. Chandra, B.P. Bailey, and K. Karahalios. CrowdBand: An Automated Crowdsourcing Sound Composition System. HCOMP 2013. pdf

J. Hailpern, M. Danilevsky, A. Harris, S. Sunnah, R. LaBotz, and K. Karahalios. ACES: A Cross-Discipline Platform and Method for Communication and Language Research. CSCW 2013. pdf

J. Hailpern, A. Harris, R. LaBotz, B. Birman, K. Karahalios, L. DeThorne, and J. Halle. Designing Visualizations to Facilitate Multisyllabic Speech with Children with Autism and Speech Delays. DIS 2012. pdf

Tao Dong, Mira Dontcheva, Diana Joseph, Karrie Karahalios, Mark W. Newman, Mark S. Ackerman. Discovery-based Games for Learning Software. CHI 2012. pdf

J. Hailpern, M. Danilevsky, K. Karahalios. ACES: Aphasia Emulation, Realism, and the Turing Test. ASSETS 2011. pdf

Tony Bergstrom and Karrie Karahalios. Distorting Social Feedback in Visualizations of Conversation. HICSS 2012. pdf

Tony Bergstrom, Andrew Harris and Karrie Karahalios. Encouraging Initiative in the Classroom with Anonymous Feedback. INTERACT 2011pdf

J. Hailpern, M. Danilevsky, A. Harris, K. Karahalios, G. Dell, J. Hengst. ACES: Promoting Empathy Towards Aphasia Through Language Distortion Emulation Software. CHI 2011. pdf

J. Hailpern, N. Jitkoff, A. Warr, K. Karahalios, R. Sesek, N. Shkrob. YouPivot: Improving Recall with Contextual Search. CHI 2011. pdf

Joshua Hailpern, Karrie Karahalios, Laura DeThorne and Jim Halle. VocSyl: Visualizing Syllable Production for Children with ASD and Speech Delay. Extended Abstracts of ASSETS 2010. pdf

Joshua Hailpern, Marina Danilevsky, Karrie Karahalios. Walking in Another's Shoes: Aphasia Emulation Software. Extended Abstracts of ASSETS 2010. pdf

Eric Gilbert and Karrie Karahalios. Widespread Worry and the Stock Market. ICWSM 2010. pdf

Joshua Hailpern, Nicholas Jitkoff, Joseph Subida, and Karrie Karahalios. The CLOTHO Project: Predicting Application Utility. DIS 2010. pdf

Eric Gilbert and Karrie Karahalios. Understanding Deja Reviewers. CSCW 2010. pdf (awarded best paper)

Karrie Karahalios and Tony Bergstrom Social Mirrors as Social Signals:Transforming Audio into Graphics. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications 29(5), September/October 2009. pdf

Tony Bergstrom and Karrie Karahalios. Vote and Be Heard: Adding Back-Channel Cues to Social Mirrors. INTERACT 2009. pdf

Hailpern, J., Karahalios, K., Halle, J., DeThorne, L. S. and Coletto. A3: HCI Coding Guideline for Research Using Video Annotation to Assess Behavior of Nonverbal Subjects with Computer-Based Intervention. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS) Volume 2 , Issue 2 Article No. 8. pdf

Eric Gilbert and Karrie Karahalios. Predicting Tie Strength With Social Media. CHI 2009. pdf star (awarded best paper)

Joshua Hailpern, Karrie Karahalios, Jim Halle. Creating a Spoken Impact: encouraging vocalization through audio visual feedback. CHI 2009. pdf

Tony Bergstrom and Karrie Karahalios. Conversation Clusters: Grouping Conversation Topics through Human-Computer Dialog. CHI 2009. pdf

Eric Gilbert, Tony Bergstrom, and Karrie Karahalios. Blogs are Echo Chambers: Blogs are Echo Chambers. HICSS 2009. pdf

L. S. DeThorne, K. Karahalios, J. Halle, J. Hailpern, and M. Coletto. Computerized feedback to facilitate vocalizations in nonverbal children with autism. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Convention. November 2008. slides pdf

Hailpern, J., Karahalios, K., Halle, J., DeThorne, L. S. and Coletto, M. A3: A Coding Guideline for HCI+Autism Research using Video Annotation. In Proceedings of the ACM SIGACCESS- ASSETS 2008 (Halifax, Canada, 2008). ACM-PRESS, New York, NY, 2008. pdf

Joshua Hailpern, Karrie Karahalios, Jim Halle, Laura DeThorne, Mary-Kelsey Coletto. Visualizations: Speech, Language and Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Extended Abstracts of CHI 2008. pdf

Eric Gilbert, Karrie Karahalios and Christian Sandvig. The Network in the Garden: An Empirical Analysis of Social Media in Rural Life. Proc. CHI, 2008. pdf   (awarded best paper)

Joshua Hailpern, Karrie Karahalios, Laura DeThorne, James Halle. Encouraging Speech and Vocalization in Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Workshop on Technology in Mental Health. CHI 2008. pdf

Tony Bergstrom and Karrie Karahalios. Visualizing Co-located Conversation Feedback. IEEE TableTop2007. pdf

Tony Bergstrom and Karrie Karahalios. Seeing More: Visualizing Audio Cues. Proceedings of INTERACT 2007. pdf

Tony Bergstrom, Karrie Karahalios and John C. Hart. Isochords: Visualizing Structure in Music. Proceedings of Graphical Interfaces 2007. pdf

Karrie Karahalios, Tony Bergstrom, Matthew Yapchaian. The ISEA Chit Chat Club. Ginger - An Installation. ISEA c4f3 2006. San Jose, CA.

Karrie Karahalios and Kelly Dobson. Chit Chat Club: Bridging Virtual and Physical Space for Social Interaction. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing.  2005. pdf