Stanford University
Annual Mobisocial Retreat
Oct. 4-5, 2013, San Francisco
Four Seasons Hotel


  1. Bring together students and faculty working in the area of "Social/Mobile/Consumers" to exchange information and identify new collaboration.
  2. Excite students with ongoing and future research.
  3. Get feedback and ideas from industry.
  4. Have fun!
     Participation in the retreat is by invitation only.


The Four Seasons is at 757 Market Street, San Francisco CA 94103 (Map)
Meeting events (except meals and posters) will be in the Yerba Buena Room. Saturday meals will be in "Veranda Pre-Function B".
Parking instructions
Use this spreadsheet to arrange carpools.
Omlet for group communication.



Golden Gate Bay cruise (RSVP to Darlene by 3pm Thursday, Oct 3rd.)
Meet at Pier 43-1/2. Details, Parking
Dinner at Roy's Restaurant in Coconut Grove room at 575 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. (Map)
Cocktails, dinner, after-dinner bar visit.


Unless otherwise noted, meeting events will be in the Yerba Buena Room
8:30 - 9:30 am Breakfast in Veranda Pre-Function B

9:30 - 9:45 Welcome and retreat kick-off.

9:45 - 10:00 Posters setup.

10:00 - 12:00 Posters/Demos in Veranda Ballroom A.

List of posters/demos. (Instructions for presenters)

1. Learning Perceptual Kernels for Visualization Design - Çağatay Demiralp
2. Understanding the Interplay between Titles, Content, and Communities in Social Media - Julian McAuley, Himabindu Lakkaraju
3. Testing autobiographical memory using email archives - Sudheendra Hangal, Allyson Rosen, Ankit Mathur, Monica S. Lam
4. BYOT: Bring Your Own Thumb To Unlock Your Phone! - Sangho Yi
5. The Many Faces of Facebook: Experiencing Social Media as Performance, Exhibition, and Personal Archive - X. Zhao, N. Salehi, S. Naranjit, S. Alwaalan, S. Voida, D. Cosley
6. Smart Subtitles for Language Learning - Geza Kovacs
7. Metro Maps of Information / The "Aha!" Project - Dafna Shahaf, Jaewon Yang, Caroline Suen, Jeff Jacobs, Heidi Wang, Jure Leskovec
8. Twitch Crowdsourcing: Mobile microtasks in spare seconds - Rajan Vaish, Keith Wyngarden, Brandon Cheung, Michael Bernstein
9. SociaLite: parallel query language for large-scale graph analysis - Jiwon Seo, Jongsoo Park, Jaeho Shin, Monica Lam
10. Enabling Expert Crowdsourcing with Flash Teams - Daniela Retelny, Sébastien Robaszkiewicz, Alexandra To, Michael Bernstein
11. Corktastic: Creating Social Interactions with Public Displays and Mobile Devices - Michael Fischer, Rohisha Adke, Ashley Ngu, Jichan Park, Angela Qiu, and Monica Lam
12. 3X: A Data Scientist's Tool for Executable Exploratory Experiments (Demo) - Jaeho Shin
13. EmailValet - Nicolas Kokkalis
14. Context-Aware Global Energy Management for Mobile Devices - Chenren Xu, Vijay Srinivasan, Jun Yang, Emmanuel Munguia Tapia
15. Context-Aware Touch Screen Based User Identity Recognition under Uncontrolled Environment - Tao Feng, Jun Yang, Zhixian Yan, Emmanuel Munguia Tapia
16. Dispatch: Secure Mobile Journalism - Kanak Biscuitwala, Willem Bult, Mathias Lecuyer, T.J. Purtell, Madeline Ross, Augustin Chaintreau, Chris Haseman, Monica Lam, Susan McGregor
17. Crowd-based Games Using Facebook Profiles - Jorge Aguirre
18. Programming is Like Swimming - Nicholas Broad, Harshitha Ramesh, Karen Wang, David Young, Monica Lam

12:00 - 1:30pm Lunch

1:30 - 1:45 Group Photo

1:45 - 3:00 Industry panel.

Ziang Hu, Huawei
Trevor Pering, Google
Matthew B. Schwartz, Verizon Wireless
Emmanuel Munguia Tapia, Samsung
John Temple, Former managing editor of the Washington Post and Senior Knight Fellow at Stanford
Dave Wu, HTC
Colin Yeh, Ooredoo

Moderator: Monica Lam

3:00 - 3:15pm Break

3:15 - 5:45 Open-discussion: future research topics (15 minutes max). (Instructions for discussion leaders)

Discussion leaders:

Michael Bernstein: Crowd Data as a Catalyst for Interactive Systems
Rajan Vaish: Mobilizing Citizen Crowd
Geza Kovacs: What useful things could we teach you while you're killing time on social networks?
Monica Lam
Kanak Biscuitwala: Sneaky Secure Communication: Retrofitting Trusted Apps
Michael Fischer: A world without desktop and laptop computers
Jiwon Seo: How to go from a research prototype to 'the data mining tool'?
Dafna Shahaf: The "Aha!" Moment: from Data to Insight.
Sudheendra Hangal: (How) Will life-logging change the way we think and live?
Stu Card

6:15pm Dinner in Veranda Pre-Function B


Industry participants

Elin Pedersen, Google
Trevor Pering, Google
Colin Yeh, Ooredoo
Dave Wu, HTC
Ziang Hu, Huawei
Martin Wei, Huawei
Richard Chun, Samsung
Arun Jagatheesan, Samsung
Jinghai Rao, Samsung
Emmanuel Tapia, Samsung
Sangho Yi, Samsung
Matthew B. Schwartz, Verizon Wireless

Stanford participants

Monica Lam
Michael Bernstein
Stu Card
John Temple, Stanford Knight Senior Fellow
Sudheendra Hangal
Kanak Biscuitwala
Antonin Bruneau
Çağatay Demiralp
Michael Fischer
Rahul Gupta-Iwasaki
Stefan Heule
Nicolas Kokkalis
Geza Kovacs
Himabindu Lakkaraju
Julian McAuley
Jichan Park
Daniela Retelny
Niloufar Salehi
Jiwon Seo
Jaeho Shin
Dafna Shahaf
Caroline Suen
Rajan Vaish

Sponsored by: Stanford Mobisocial Laboratory

Organized by Darlene Hadding and Jillian Lentz