Hey, I'm Adam!

I'm a Human-Centered Computing PhD student at Georgia Tech. I work with Alex Endert as a member of the Visual Analytics Lab.

I make complex data simple by combining research methods from visual analytics and human-computer interaction to build novel data visualization tools. My work helps both scientists with domain expertise and everyday users work with data to make decisions, understand how AI works, and mitigate cognitive bias.

I have collaborated with incredible designers, engineers, and scientists at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech, Emory, and Tufts Universities.


Highlights

—  2022  — Nov
Presented my on-going work at the Georgia Tech GVU Research Showcase (@ 0:40s).
Oct
Attended IEEE VIS 2022 in-person in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.
Apr —  2021  — Jul
Two papers accepted to IEEE VIS 2021: Left, Right, and Gender and Lumos.
Jun Feb
Lumos recieved Executive Vice President for Research (EVPR) award at CRIDC Poster Competition.
—  2020  — Oct Aug Jun

Publications

Left, Right, and Gender Exploring interaction traces to mitigate human biases. Emily Wall, Arpit Narechania, Adam Coscia, Jamal Paden, and Alex Endert IEEE TVCG 2021 (Proc. IEEE VIS 2021) Paper   Video
Lumos Increasing awareness of analytic behaviors during visual data analysis. Arpit Narechania, Adam Coscia, Emily Wall, and Alex Endert IEEE TVCG 2021 (Proc. IEEE VIS 2021) Project   Paper   Video
Bias-Aware Visual Analytics Toward a bias-aware future for mixed-initiative visual analytics. Adam Coscia, Duen Horng Chau, and Alex Endert Workshop on TRust and EXpertise in Visual Analytics (TREX), IEEE VIS 2020 Paper   Talk

Projects

DeepSee Data visualization system with interactive side-by-side 3D interpolations and 2D maps. Joint project between NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Caltech. Demo   Video   Presentation
Trust in AI
Selected Best Paper in class out of 10 projects
The impact of transitivity, similarity and implicit bias on trust in AI. CS 6795 Introduction to Cognitive Science Paper   Video   Code
Wellness Management For Nurses
Ethnographic study investigating health and wellness priorities for nurses. CS 6454 Qualitative Methods for Design of Human Computer Interaction Video   Presentation
Conversational VUI Web-based conversational voice user interface (VUI). CS 6456 Principles of User Interface Software Demo   Paper   Presentation   Code
Paintings By Comparison Interactive visualization of painting data from WikiData. CS 7450 Information Visualization Demo   Video   Code

Education

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA Ph.D., Human-Centered Computing GPA: 4.00 / 4.00 Advisor: Alex Endert Aug 2020 - Present
Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ B.S., Physics   |   Minors: Computer Science, Mathematics GPA: 3.98 / 4.00 Pinnacle Scholars Program Aug 2016 - Aug 2020

Employment

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA Graduate Research Assistant Visual Analytics Lab, School of Interactive Computing Mentor: Alex Endert Aug 2020 - Present
New York Life Insurance Company, New York, NY Machine Learning / DevOps (MLOps) Intern Center for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (CDSAi) Mentor: Paul Janis Summer 2020
New York Life Insurance Company, New York, NY Data / Platform Engineering Intern Center for Data Science and Analytics (CDSA) Mentor: Paul Janis Summer 2019

Awards and Honors

2021
Executive Vice President for Research (EVPR) Poster Award Georgia Institute of Technology Awarded to Lumos poster; recieved at CRIDC Poster Competition.
2020
President's Fellowship Georgia Institute of Technology Selected upon admission from top 10% of applicant pool; four-year semesterly stipend award.
2020
Alfred M. Mayer Prize Stevens Institute of Technology Cash prize awarded to senior ranked first in all physics courses taken during undergraduate career.
2019
Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society American Institute of Physics Inducted as a Lifetime Member.
2018
Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award Stevens Institute of Technology Awarded to student faculty member that students benefit from the most and learn from both inside and outside of the classroom.
2016
Presidential Scholarship Stevens Institute of Technology Selected for academic excellence; four-year, half-tuition award.