Dillahunt, T.R. , Kameswaran, V., Li, L., Rosenblat, T. (2017). Uncovering the Values and Constraints of Real-time Ridesharing for Low-resource Populations. In Proceedings of the ACM 34th international conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI 2017) (to appear(pdf). [Acceptance rate: 25%]

Hsiao, C.Y., Dillahunt, T.R. (2017). People-Nearby Applications: How Newcomers Move Their Relationships Offline and Develop Social and Cultural Capital, CSCW 17 (to appear)(pdf). [Acceptance rate: 34.5%]

Dillahunt, T.R., Bose, N., Diwan, S., Chen-Phang, A. Designing for Disadvantaged Job Seekers: Insights from Early Investigations. DIS ’16: Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2016 Proceedings. (pdf) [Acceptance rate: 26%].

Dillahunt, T.R., Ng, S., Fiesta, M., Wang, Z. Do Massive Open Online Course Platforms Support Employability. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) 2016 (pdf) [Acceptance rate: 25%]

Wyche, S., Dillahunt, T.R., Simyiu, N., Alaka, S. (2015). If God Gives Me the Chance I will Design my Own Phone”: exploring mobile phone repair and postcolonial approaches to design in rural Kenya. Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing. pp. 463-473 (pdf). [Acceptance rate: 22%] *honorable mention* (top 5%)

Dillahunt, T.R. and Malone, A.R. The Promise of the Sharing Economy among Disadvantaged Communities. Proceedings of the ACM 32nd international conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI), 2015 (pdf) [Acceptance rate: 23%] .

Dillahunt, T., Wang, Z., Teasley, S.D.  Democratizing Higher Education: Exploring MOOC Use Among Those Who Cannot Afford a Formal Education, The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL), Vol 15, No 5 (2014): Special Issue: Research into Massive Open Online Courses (pdf | link)

Silberman, M.S., Nathan, L., Knowles, B., Bendor, R., Clear, A., Håkansson, Dillahunt, T., Mankoff, J. Next steps for sustainable HCI. Interactions, September – October 2014 (pdf).

Dillahunt, T.R. Fostering Social Capital in Economically Distressed Communities. Proceedings of the ACM 31st international conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI), 2014 (pdf) [Acceptance rate: 27%].

Dillahunt, T., Mankoff, J. Understanding factors of successful engagement around energy consumption between and among households. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) 2014 (pdf).

Shrinivasan, Y., Jain, M., Seetharam, D., Choudhary, A., Huang, E., Dillahunt, T., Mankoff, J. Deep Conservation in Urban India and its Implications for the Design of Conservation Technologies. Proceedings of the ACM 31st international conference on Human factors in computing systems, 2013 (pdf).

Dillahunt, T. Using social technologies to increase sharing and communication around household energy consumption in low-income and rental communities, Doctoral Dissertation, December 2012. (abstract) | (pdf)

Dillahunt, T., Mankoff, J. (2012). Design implications for social-energy applications. CMU-HCII-12-100, SCS, Carnegie Mellon University, Human-Computer Interaction Institute Collection. (abstract) | (pdf)

Mankoff, J., Fussell, S., Dillahunt, T., Glaves, Rachel, Grevet, C., Johnson, M., Matthews, D., Matthews, H.S., McGuire, R., Thompson, R. Increasing energy saving behaviors via social networks. ICWSM 2010. (pdf)

Dillahunt, T., Mankoff, J., Paulos, E. Understanding conflict between landlords and tenants: Implications for energy sensing and feedback. Proceedings of the 12th international conference on Ubiquitous computing, 2010. pp. 149-158. (pdf)

Dillahunt, T., Mankoff, J., Paulos, E., Fussell, S. It’s not all about green: energy use in low-income communities. Proceedings of the 11th international conference on Ubiquitous computing, 2009. pp. 255–264. (pdf)

Froehlich, J., Dillahunt, T., Klansja, P., Mankoff, J., Consolvo, S., Harrison, B., Landay, J. UbiGreen: investigating a mobile tool for tracking and supporting green transportation habits. Proceedings of the 27th international conference on Human factors in computing systems, 2009. pp. 1043–1052. (pdf)

Lightly reviewed articles (Workshops and Work in Progress)

Kameswaran, V. Marathe, M., Dillahunt, T., Pal, Joyojeet, Reinecke, K., and Toyama, K. Project Boost: Addressing the “Socio” in a Socio-Technical System to Improve Income-Earning Opportunities in Urban America. CHI ’16. Workshop: Development Consortium 2016: HCI Across Borders (pdf).

Dillahunt, T., Brooks, C., Gulati, S. (2015). Detecting and visualization filter bubbles in Google and Bing. CHI ’15 Extended Abstracts, Apr 18-23, 2015, Seoul, Republic of Korea (pdf).

Brooks, C., Stalburg, C., Dillahunt, T., Robert, L. 2014. Learn with Friends: The Effects of Student Face-to-Face Collaborations on Massive Open Online Course Activities. Learning at Scale 2015 (pdf).

Dillahunt, T. Toward a Deeper Understanding of Sustainability within HCI. CHI 2014. Workshop on Sustainability. What have we learned? (pdf).

Dillahunt, T., Chen, B., Teasley, S. Model Thinking: Demographics and Performance of MOOC Students Unable to Afford a Formal Education, Learning @ Scale, 2014 (pdf| poster)

Jen, B., Kaur, J., De Heus, J., Dillahunt, T. Analyzing Employment Technologies for Economically Distressed Individuals. CHI 2014 Extended Abstracts (pdf).

Dillahunt, T. Creating Resilient Communities for Post-Sustainable Times, Proceedings of the 31st international conference on Human factors in computing systems, Post-Sustainability Workshop, 2013, Paris, France. (pdf)

Jain, M., Shrinivasan, Y., Dillahunt, T. Replicating Residential Sustainability Study in Urban India. Proceedings of the ACM 31st international conference on Human factors in computing systems, Replication Workshop 2013, Paris, France (pdf)

Dillahunt, T. (2011) “Communicating around home-energy monitoring devices: Connecting stakeholders in low-income communities” Doctoral Colloquium in the Adjunct Proceedings of 14th international conference on Ubiquitous computing, Beijing, China, September 17 – September 21, 2011. (pdf| presentation)

Dillahunt, T. (2011) “Sharing and communication around household energy consumption” Richard Tapia Doctoral Consortium. San Francisco, CA. April 2, 2011. (presentation)

Dillahunt, T., Mankoff, J., Forlizzi, J. A proposed framework for assessing environmental sustainability in the HCI community. CHI ‘10 Examining appropriation, reuse, and maintenance workshop at CHI 2010 in Atlanta, GA. (pdf)

Lee, M., Dillahunt, T., Pendleton, B., Kraut, R., Kiesler, S. Tailoring websites to increase contributions to online communities. Extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems, 2009. pp. 4003–4008. (pdf)

Dillahunt, T., Becker, G., Mankoff, J., Kraut, R. Motivating environmentally sustainable behavior changes with a virtual polar bear. Pervasive 2008 Workshop on Pervasive Persuasive Technology and Environmental Sustainability in Sydney, Australia. (pdf)


  • Fall 2016: Research mentioned on Stanford Social Innovation Review: Informing and inspiring leaders of social change – Unshared Value (
  • Radio Interview: Friday, November 6, 2015 with CJAM 99.1. CJAM 99.1FM is a social justice campus/community radio program at the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario.
  • The Filter Bubble: Is it Real? Does it Mater? Research mentioned by Tom Geller on June 25, 2015. (article link)
  • Some press of SXSW appearance in Med City News: “Amidst the SXSW carnival atmosphere, some takeaways for healthcare” by Stephanie Baum, March 10, 2015. (article link)
  • MOOC Research  mentioned in a BBC article, “Forget the MBA” by Ronald Alsop, September 26, 2014. (article link)
  • Research mentioned in Wired Campus article: “5 Things Researchers Have Discovered About MOOCs”, by Steve Kolowich, June 27, 2014. (article link)
  • “Researchers Push MOOC Conversation Beyond ‘Tsunami’ Metaphors”,  Chronicle of Higher Education, by Steve Kolowich, December 9, 2013. (article link)
  • MOOC Research Initiative (MRI) 2013 Interview with e-Literate TV about the use of MOOCs among those with financial constraints. Interviewer: Phil Hill (article link)
  • “Renters examine electric usage in TREK program: Study monitors renters’ habits”. Pittsburgh Post Gazette, by Diana Nelson Jones, May 29, 2012. (article link)
  • “How Psychology can help the planet stay cool”. New Scientist, by Peter Aldhous, August 19, 2009. (article link)
  • “Ubigreen: Not just another carbon footprint phone app (honest)”. treehugger, by Jaymi Heimbuch, November 21, 2008. (article link)