Geri Gay

Geri Gay

Professor

209 Gates Hall
(607) 255-2111

Dr. Geri Gay is the Kenneth J. Bissett Professor of Communication at Cornell University and a Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow. She is also a professor in Information Science and the director of the Interaction Design Lab at Cornell. Her research focuses on social and technical issues in the design and application of interactive communication technologies. Specifically, she is interested in social navigation, persuasive computing, affective computing, social networking, mobile computing, and design theory. Currently, she receives funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Google, National Institute of Health, USDA and private donations.

Research Focus

My research explores social and technical issues in the design, implementation and evaluation of communication technology. We conduct research in mobile computing, technologies for health and wellness, social networking, affective computing, design, and related areas. Our work seeks to understand how technology can enable more healthy, socially connected, and reflective living.

I explore the social and technical issues in the design, implementation, and evaluation of information and communication technologies. In particular, I conduct research in mobile computing, technologies for health and wellness, social networking, affective computing and related areas.

Teaching Focus

The courses explore social and technical issues in the design, implementation, and evaluation of information and communication technologies. They focus on mobile computing, technologies for health and wellness, social networking, affective computing, design theory, use of technology, and related areas.

Selected Publications

Journal Publications

Conference Proceedings

  • Abdullah, S., Murnane, E. L., Matthews, M., Kay, M., Kientz, J. A., Gay, G. K., & Choudhury, T. (2016). Cognitive Rhythms: Unobtrusive and Continuous Sensing of Alertness Using a Mobile Phone. ACM International Joint Conference . ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing , ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing .
  • Abdullah, S., Matthews, M., Murnane, E. L., Gay, G. K., & Choudhury, T. (2014). Towards circadian computing: early to bed and early to rise makes some of us unhealthy and sleep deprived. Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing. ACM, ACM 673-684 p.
  • Gonzales, A. L., Pollack, J. P., Retelny, D., Baumer, E. P., & Gay, G. K. (2011). A mobile application for improving health attitudes: Being social matters. CHI Workshop on Personal Informatics..

Presentations and Activities

  • Detecting and Capitalizing on Physiological Dimensions of Psychiatric Illness. Conference on Physiological Computing Systems. 2016.
  • In Situ Design for Mental Illness: Considering the Pathology of Bipolar Disorder in mHealth Design. 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services . 2015. Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • One University, Two Campuses. iConference 2012. February 2012. Toronto, ON, Canada.