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Smell Pittsburgh: Engaging Community Citizen Science for Air Quality [article]

Yen-Chia Hsu, Jennifer Cross, Paul Dille, Michael Tasota, Beatrice Dias, Randy Sargent, Ting-Hao 'Kenneth' Huang, Illah Nourbakhsh
2020 arXiv   pre-print
for better air quality.  ...  Additionally, with these reports and air quality data, we developed a model to predict upcoming smell events and send push notifications to inform communities.  ...  In contrast, community-oriented citizen science aims to democratize science by equipping citizens with tools to directly target community concerns for advocacy [29, 36, 61, 74, 78-80, 105, 109, 137, 138  ... 
arXiv:1912.11936v4 fatcat:etomegirpfawbgisnxtc3il4sy

Smell Pittsburgh: Community-Empowered Mobile Smell Reporting System [article]

Yen-Chia Hsu, Jennifer Cross, Paul Dille, Michael Tasota, Beatrice Dias, Randy Sargent, Ting-Hao 'Kenneth' Huang, Illah Nourbakhsh
2020 arXiv   pre-print
for better air quality.  ...  Additionally, with these reports and air quality data, we developed a model to predict upcoming smell events and send push notifications to inform communities.  ...  In contrast, community-oriented citizen science aims to democratize science by equipping citizens with tools to directly target community concerns for advocacy [26, 32, 53, 64, 67-69, 92, 96, 119, 120  ... 
arXiv:1810.11143v5 fatcat:lnrek5vmmjffpc2vykuripcpn4

WITHDRAWN: Evolving Conceptions of Copyright Subject Matter

Pamela Samuelson
2016 University of Pittsburgh law review  
There is no abstract for this article.  ...  The whole work done by the judges constitutes the authentic exposition and interpretation of the law, which, binding every citizen, is free for publication to all, whether it is a declaration of unwritten  ...  Typically high-end designers offer high price, high quality products to fashion-conscious consumers who purchase them at haute couture stores.  ... 
doi:10.5195/lawreview.2016.427 fatcat:dewvvky64zh7xmpqtasafzj3sy

Community-Empowered Air Quality Monitoring System [article]

Yen-Chia Hsu, Paul Dille, Jennifer Cross, Beatrice Dias, Randy Sargent, Illah Nourbakhsh
2018 arXiv   pre-print
The system afforded strong scientific evidence by using animated smoke images, air quality data, crowdsourced smell reports, and wind data.  ...  We collaborated with the community in developing an air quality monitoring system which integrated heterogeneous data over a large spatial and temporal scale.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The Heinz Endowments, Allegheny County Clean Air Now, and all other participants. The authors thank Yen-Chi Chen for the advice in statistical analysis.  ... 
arXiv:1804.03293v1 fatcat:lqukrqk2eraydmmfnozoxos6xq

Red balloon, green balloon, sensors in the sky

Stacey Kuznetsov, George Noel Davis, Eric Paulos, Mark D. Gross, Jian Chiu Cheung
2011 Proceedings of the 13th international conference on Ubiquitous computing - UbiComp '11  
We also created a do-ityourself (DIY) kit that includes a printed circuit board, electronic parts and instructions for building the air quality balloons.  ...  In a workshop, six non-expert users successfully assembled functional balloons, validating our technology as a DIY tool for public air quality visualization.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We thank all our participants for their feedback. Financial support for this research was provided in part by the Heinz Endowment.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2030112.2030145 dblp:conf/huc/KuznetsovDPGC11 fatcat:nqzegu3tgbg2davvt33ch5lgga

Smoke Sense initiative leverages citizen science to address the growing wildfire‐related public health problem

A.G. Rappold, M.C. Hano, S. Prince, L. Wei, S.M. Huang, C. Baghdikian, B. Stearns, X. Gao, S. Hoshiko, W.E. Cascio, D. Diaz‐Sanchez, B. Hubbell
2019 GeoHealth  
Participants engage with a smartphone application to explore current and forecast visualizations of air quality, learn about how to protect health from wildfire smoke, and record their smoke experiences  ...  Smoke Sense is a citizen science project with investigative, educational, and action-oriented objectives at the intersection of wildland fire smoke and public health.  ...  Advances Using Citizen Science and Smartphone Approaches Like community-engaged research projects, citizen science studies can be formulated to address community needs which can enable communities to solve  ... 
doi:10.1029/2019gh000199 pmid:32159029 pmcid:PMC7038881 fatcat:dacslom6b5dchakik2d6b4alba

Empowering Local Communities Using Artificial Intelligence [article]

Yen-Chia Hsu, Ting-Hao 'Kenneth' Huang, Himanshu Verma, Andrea Mauri, Illah Nourbakhsh, Alessandro Bozzon
2022 arXiv   pre-print
We are specifically interested in using AI-powered systems to engage local communities in developing plans or solutions for pressing societal and environmental concerns.  ...  Based on case studies in co-creating AI-powered systems with local people, we explain challenges that require more attention and provide viable paths to bridge AI research with citizen needs.  ...  For instance, our Smell Pittsburgh project used machine learning to explain relationships between citizen-contributed odor reports and air quality sensor measurements, contributing to a methodological  ... 
arXiv:2110.02007v2 fatcat:mifjnv6pjrgnpfzihgg36nlgga

Project RISE: Recognizing Industrial Smoke Emissions [article]

Yen-Chia Hsu, Ting-Hao 'Kenneth' Huang, Ting-Yao Hu, Paul Dille, Sean Prendi, Ryan Hoffman, Anastasia Tsuhlares, Jessica Pachuta, Randy Sargent, Illah Nourbakhsh
2021 arXiv   pre-print
We adopted a citizen science approach to collaborate with local community members to annotate whether a video clip has smoke emissions.  ...  However, existing datasets are not of sufficient quality nor quantity to train the robust CV models needed to support air quality advocacy.  ...  Acknowledgments We thank GASP (Group Against Smog and Pollution), Clean Air Council, ACCAN (Allegheny County Clean Air Now), Breathe Project, NVIDIA, and the Heinz Endowments for the support of this research  ... 
arXiv:2005.06111v8 fatcat:ezdrgb5birh4bkiqhodnbhkfc4

Downstream

Jesse Smith
2022 Chemistry International  
In the 1940s, the Delaware River at Philadelphia was so dirty that pilots could smell it from the air. The water was so harsh it corroded metal and discolored paint.  ...  The exhibition team also must consider how much is necessary for visitors to engage with the relationships between science and society more broadly.  ...  by Jesse Smith I n the 1940s, the Delaware River at Philadelphia was so dirty that pilots could smell it from the air. The water was so harsh it corroded metal and discolored paint.  ... 
doi:10.1515/ci-2022-0104 fatcat:awg5nbeayvejnmmsmhtqvda7vq

Using Citizen Science to Complement IoT Data Collection: A Survey of Motivational and Engagement Factors in Technology-Centric Citizen Science Projects

Muhammad Uzar Ali, Bhupesh Kumar Mishra, Dhavalkumar Thakker, Suvodeep Mazumdar, Sydney Simpson
2021 IoT  
A popular complimentary science to traditional sensor-based data collection is to design Citizen Science (CS) activities in collaboration with citizens and local communities.  ...  We discuss the results of a user evaluation of this app, and finally discuss our findings within the context of citizens' engagement.  ...  heritage, nQuire-it, Smell Pittsburgh, Air Quality Egg, Safecast, Smart Citizen, Radiation Watch, AoT, Hydrology monitoring Kenya, CoCoRaHS eBird, Foldit Galaxy Zoo OPAL and WeLive 17 projects,  ... 
doi:10.3390/iot2020015 fatcat:yunvqzfveza67bdraxkc64hqby

Sensr

Sunyoung Kim, Jennifer Mankoff, Eric Paulos
2013 Proceedings of the 2013 conference on Computer supported cooperative work - CSCW '13  
To address this concern, we present Sensr, an authoring environment that enables people without programming skills to build mobile data collection and management tools for citizen science.  ...  While many of these efforts have been successful, it remains difficult to create citizen science applications without extensive programming expertise.  ...  The Conservancy participates in all aspects of park management to improve parks and thus, boost quality of life for the people of Pittsburgh.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2441776.2441940 dblp:conf/cscw/KimMP13 fatcat:uzegrtrxpjg4vmajn5beh5vaoy

Local issues, local uses

Carl DiSalvo, Marti Louw, Julina Coupland, MaryAnn Steiner
2009 Proceeding of the seventh ACM conference on Creativity and cognition - C&C '09  
This paper describes six creativity support tools we developed to foster community engagement and expression with robotics and sensing, assessing the benefits and shortcomings of each tool.  ...  The first is the challenge of, and a general strategy for, enabling informed speculation with unfamiliar technologies.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We thank all of our community partners in Pittsburgh and Braddock, without whom this research would be impossible.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1640233.1640271 dblp:conf/candc/DiSalvoLCS09 fatcat:vnvtlxerxbgxxf4qf5civer44a

Investigating Links between Shale Gas Development and Health Impacts through a Community Survey Project in Pennsylvania

Nadia Steinzor, Wilma Subra, Lisa Sumi
2013 NEW SOLUTIONS: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy  
Across the United States, the race for new energy sources is picking up speed and reaching more places, with natural gas in the lead.  ...  While the toxic and polluting qualities of substances used and produced in shale gas development and the general health effects of exposure are well established, scientific evidence of causal links has  ...  of air quality.  ... 
doi:10.2190/ns.23.1.e pmid:23552648 fatcat:5ad6gczgcbcupdo5bjplqopmza

Participatory sensing in public spaces

Stacey Kuznetsov, Eric Paulos
2010 Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems - DIS '10  
Members of each community were given probes that represent the measurement of exhaust, smog, pathogens, chemicals, noise or dust, and asked to engage with them as fully functional sensors over the course  ...  Our work with communities of bicyclists, students, parents, and homeless people suggests design opportunities for merging grassroots data collection with public expressions and activism.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We thank our participants for their insightful feedback, and Will Odom and James Pierce for their help with this work.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1858171.1858175 dblp:conf/ACMdis/KuznetsovP10 fatcat:lch2bdjzjvgijf5gsyj5k2e4m4

inAir

Sunyoung Kim, Eric Paulos, Jennifer Mankoff
2013 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '13  
Indoor air quality (IAQ) is important for health as people spend the majority of time indoors, and it is particularly interesting over outdoor air because it strongly ties to indoor activities.  ...  From our longitudinal study for four months, we found that inAir successfully elicited the reflection upon, and the modification of habitual behaviors for healthy domestic environments, which resulted  ...  Financial support for this work was provided in part by National Science Foundation Grant #IIS-1211047 and generous support by Heinz Endowments.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2470654.2481380 dblp:conf/chi/KimPM13 fatcat:hl77hmke5ja7no55l2rf5hlr2a
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