Enrico Costanza

Enrico Costanza
Senior Lecturer
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020 3108 7181
Room: 2.09
UCLIC, University College London
66 - 72 Gower Street
London, WC1E 6EA
United Kingdom

Office hours

Wednesday 1pm to 2pm (Term 2)

Research

My current focus is on helping people make sense of data and on interaction with smart and autonomous systems in everyday situations. My work lies at the intersection of design and technology and it is influenced by behavioural and social sciences.

The wealth of data made available by the Internet of Things (IoT) keeps growing. How can we best design interactive systems to help us take advantage of this data, to make our lifestyle more efficient, more sustainable and more healthy? My research aims to address this question in two ways: first, through interactive visualizations designed to assist people in making sense of data; and second, supporting the delegation of some agency to autonomous devices and services, that draw upon machine learning techniques and optimization algorithms. I am particularly interested in situations where the IoT data is incidental to people's activities, such as in the domestic context. A considerable part of my research is related to sustainability and energy consumption, not only because of their societal and economic implications, but also for the opportunities that energy systems provide to study interactions with prototypes of future systems 'in the wild'.

Brief biography

Enrico Costanza joined UCLIC, the UCL Interaction Centre as a lecturer in Human-Computer Interaction in September 2016. He moved to UCL from the University of Southampton, where he was a Lecturer in Electronics and Computer Science from 2010. Before Southampton, he gained 7 years of research experience across the EPFL Media and Design Lab (Switzerland), MIT Media Lab (USA), MIT Media Lab Europe (Ireland) and the University of York (UK). He holds a PhD in Computer and Communication Sciences from EPFL (2010), an MS in Media Art and Science from MIT (2006) and an MEng in Electronics and Communications Engineering from the University of York (2003).

Research Publications

Authors
Title
Year
Publication
Diana Nowacka, Wolf Katrin, Enrico Costanza, Kirk DK David Working with an Autonomous Interface: Exploring the Output Space of an Interactive Desktop Lamp 2018 TEI '18 Twelfth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, Conference paper (text), Stockholm, Sweden
JE Fischer, A Crabtree, JA Colley, T Rodden, Enrico Costanza Data Work: How Energy Advisors and Clients Make IoT Data Accountable 2017 15th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW), Conference paper (text), Sheffield, ENGLAND
M Shann, A Alan, S Seuken, Enrico Costanza, SD Ramchurn Save Money or Feel Cozy?: A Field Experiment Evaluation of a Smart Thermostat that Learns Heating Preferences 2017 AAMAS '17, Conference paper (text), São Paulo, Brazil
V Nisi, Enrico Costanza, M Dionisio Placing Location-Based Narratives in Context Through a Narrator and Visual Markers 2017 Interacting with Computers, Journal article
AT Alan, Enrico Costanza, SD Ramchurn, J Fischer, T Rodden, NR Jennings Tariff Agent: Interacting with a Future Smart Energy System at Home 2016 ACM Trans. Comput.-Hum. Interact., Journal article
Enrico Costanza, B Bedwell, MO Jewell, J Colley, T Rodden ’A Bit Like British Weather, I Suppose’: Design and Evaluation of the Temperature Calendar 2016 Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference paper (text)
Jhim Kiel M. Verame, Jacob Kittley-Davies, Enrico Costanza, K Martinez Designing Natural Language Output for the IoT 2016 Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Adjunct, Conference paper (text)
AT Alan, M Shann, Enrico Costanza, SD Ramchurn, S Seuken It is Too Hot: An In-Situ Study of Three Designs for Heating 2016 Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference paper (text)
JE Fischer, A Crabtree, T Rodden, JA Colley, Enrico Costanza, MO Jewell, SD Ramchurn "Just Whack It on Until It Gets Hot": Working with IoT Data in the Home 2016 Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference paper (text)
JE Fischer, JA Colley, E Luger, M Golembewski, Enrico Costanza, SD Ramchurn, S Viller, I Oakley, JE Froehlich New Horizons for the IoT in Everyday Life: Proactive, Shared, Sustainable 2016 Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Adjunct, Conference paper (text)
Jhim Kiel M. Verame, Enrico Costanza, SD Ramchurn The Effect of Displaying System Confidence Information on the Usage of Autonomous Systems for Non-specialist Applications: A Lab Study 2016 Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference paper (text)
Pedro Garcia Garcia, Enrico Costanza, SD Ramchurn, Jhim Kiel M. Verame The Potential of Physical Motion Cues: Changing People’s Perception of Robots’ Performance 2016 Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, Conference paper (text)
B Bedwell, Enrico Costanza, MO Jewell Understanding Energy Consumption at Work: Learning from Arrow Hill 2016 Proceedings of the 19th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing, Conference paper (text)
MO Jewell, Enrico Costanza, Jacob Kittley-Davies Connecting the Things to the Internet: An Evaluation of Four Configuration Strategies for Wi-fi Devices with Minimal User Interfaces 2015 Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, Conference paper (text)
AT Alan, SD Ramchurn, T Rodden, Enrico Costanza, J Fischer, NR Jennings Managing Energy Tariffs with Agents: A Field Study of a Future Smart Energy System at Home 2015 Adjunct Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, Conference paper (text)
A Alan, Enrico Costanza, J Fischer, SD Ramchurn, T Rodden, NR Jennings A Field Study of Human-agent Interaction for Electricity Tariff Switching 2014 Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems, Conference paper (text)
A Alan, Enrico Costanza, J Fischer, SD Ramchurn, T Rodden, NR Jennings A Field Study of Human-agent Interaction for Electricity Tariff Switching 2014 Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems, Conference paper (text)
Enrico Costanza, JE Fischer, JA Colley, T Rodden, SD Ramchurn, NR Jennings Doing the Laundry with Agents: A Field Trial of a Future Smart Energy System in the Home 2014 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference paper (text)
JE Fischer, Enrico Costanza, SD Ramchurn, J Colley, T Rodden Energy Advisors at Work: Charity Work Practices to Support People in Fuel Poverty 2014 Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, Conference paper (text)
NC Truong, J McInerney, L Tran-Thanh, Enrico Costanza, SD Ramchurn Forecasting Multi-appliance Usage for Smart Home Energy Management 2013 Proceedings of the Twenty-Third International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Conference paper (text)
NC Truong, L Tran-Thanh, Enrico Costanza, SD Ramchurn Towards Appliance Usage Prediction for Home Energy Management 2013 Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Future Energy Systems, Conference paper (text)
F Gao, Enrico Costanza, MC Schraefel "Honey=Sugar" Means Unhealthy: Investigating How People Apply Knowledge to Rate Food’s Healthiness 2012 Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, Conference paper (text)
MO Jewell, Enrico Costanza, T Frankland, G Earl, L Moreau The Xeros Data Model: Tracking Interpretations of Archaeological Finds 2012 Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Provenance and Annotation of Data and Processes, Conference paper (text)
Enrico Costanza, J Panchard, G Zufferey, J Nembrini, J Freudiger, J Huang, J-P Hubaux SensorTune: A Mobile Auditory Interface for DIY Wireless Sensor Networks 2010 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference paper (text)
Enrico Costanza, M Giaccone, O Kueng, S Shelley, J Huang Tangible Interfaces for Download: Initial Observations from Users’ Everyday Environments 2010 CHI ’10 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference paper (text)
Enrico Costanza, M Giaccone, O Kueng, S Shelley, J Huang Ubicomp to the Masses: A Large-scale Study of Two Tangible Interfaces for Download 2010 Proceedings of the 12th ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, Conference paper (text)
Enrico Costanza, J Huang Designable Visual Markers 2009 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference paper (text)
Enrico Costanza, A Kunz, M Fjeld Human Machine Interaction 2009 Chapter
Enrico Costanza, SA Inverso, R Allen, P Maes Intimate Interfaces in Action: Assessing the Usability and Subtlety of Emg-based Motionless Gestures 2007 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference paper (text)
Enrico Costanza, SA Inverso, E Pavlov, R Allen, P Maes Eye-q: Eyeglass Peripheral Display for Subtle Intimate Notifications 2006 Proceedings of the 8th Conference on Human-computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Conference paper (text)
M Kaltenbrunner, T Bovermann, R Bencina, Enrico Costanza TUIO: A protocol for table-top tangible user interfaces 2005 Conference paper (text)
Enrico Costanza, SA Inverso, R Allen Toward Subtle Intimate Interfaces for Mobile Devices Using an EMG Controller 2005 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference paper (text)
Enrico Costanza, SB Shelley, JA Robinson D-touch: A Consumer-Grade Tangible Interface Module and Musical Applications 2003 HCI 2003 Conference, Conference paper (text), Bath
Enrico Costanza, SB Shelley, JA Robinson Introducing Audio d-touch: A Tangible User Interface for Music Composition and Performance 2003 2003 International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx03), Conference paper (text), London
Enrico Costanza, JA Robinson A Region Adjacency Tree Approach to the Detection and Design of Fiducials 2003 Video Vision and Graphics Conference, Conference paper (text), Bath