publications

2021

  1. UMAP
    Do Users Have Contextual Preferences for Smartphone Power Management?
    Sophie Welber, Valerie Zhao, Claire Dolin, Olivia Morkved, Henry Hoffmann, and Blase Ur
    Accepted to Proceedings of the 29th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization
  2. EuroS&P
    SoK: Context Sensing for Access Control in the Adversarial Home IoT
    Weijia He, Valerie Zhao, Olivia Morkved, Sabeeka Siddiqui, Earlence Fernandes, Josiah Hester, and Blase Ur
    Accepted to Proceedings of the 6th IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy
  3. CHI Best Paper
    Honorable Mention
    (Top 5%)
    Understanding Trigger-Action Programs Through Novel Visualizations of Program Differences
    Valerie Zhao, Lefan Zhang, Bo Wang, Michael L. Littman, Shan Lu, and Blase Ur
    Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)

2020

  1. IMWUT
    Trace2TAP: Synthesizing Trigger-Action Programs from Traces of Behavior
    Lefan Zhang, Weijia He, Olivia Morkved, Valerie Zhao, Michael L. Littman, Shan Lu, and Blase Ur
    Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies
  2. CHI LBW
    Visualizing Differences to Improve End-User Understanding of Trigger-Action Programs
    Valerie Zhao, Lefan Zhang, Bo Wang, Shan Lu, and Blase Ur
    Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

2019

  1. INTERACT
    Evidence Humans Provide When Explaining Data-Labeling Decisions
    Judah Newman, Bowen Wang, Valerie Zhao, Amy Zeng, Michael L. Littman, and Blase Ur
    Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2019

2018

  1. PLOS ONE
    How generalizable is the inverse relationship between social class and emotion perception?
    Christen M. Deveney, Stephen H. Chen, Jeremy B. Wilmer, Valerie Zhao, Hannah B. Schmidt, and Laura Germine
    PLOS ONE
  2. Undergraduate
    Thesis
    Evaluation of Dynamic Binary Instrumentation Approaches: Dynamic Binary Translation vs. Dynamic Probe Injection
    Valerie Zhao
    Wellesley College Undergraduate Honors Thesis Collection
  3. HoTSoS
    Using Object Capabilities and Effects to Build an Authority-Safe Module System: Poster
    Darya Melicher, Yangqingwei Shi, Valerie Zhao, Alex Potanin, and Jonathan Aldrich
    Proceedings of the 5th Annual Symposium and Bootcamp on Hot Topics in the Science of Security

2017

  1. SPLASH
    Companion
    Abstracting Resource Effects
    Valerie Zhao
    Proceedings Companion of the 2017 ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Systems, Programming, Languages, and Applications: Software for Humanity