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"The Institute at Cal Poly is an ideal staging ground for technologies that have the chance to positively affect both policy and citizen life.”

-Sam Blakeslee, Ph.D., Founding Director

Research Areas

Against a backdrop of AI and technology disrupting multiple fields, we are an agile research institution with world-leading expertise in the democratic, social and life sciences, engineering, business and design. We are recognized for our applied and technological research and for our industry-focused, collaborative work. Our tech portfolio leverages AI, machine learning, records analysis, autonomous vehicles, deep fake detection, education tech, data mining, NLP, and more advanced technologies. 

Publications

Select RESEARCH PAPERS, POSTERS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

Foaad Khosmood and Toshihiro Kuboi at Digital Humanities 2015Gudrun Socher at DG.O 2018

(Under review) Howe, P., Khosmood, F., Grace, L., and Robertson, C., "REPORTER-DESIRED FEATURES FOR AI NEWS TIP SHEET", ISOJ Journal, April 2022.

Klimashevskaia A., Gadgil R., Gerrity T., Khosmood F., Gütl C., Howe P., Automatic News Article Generation from Legislative Proceedings: A Phenom-Based Approach. In: Espinosa-Anke L., Martín-Vide C., Spasić I. (eds) Statistical Language and Speech Processing. SLSP 2021. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 13062. Springer, Cham. November, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-89579-2_2

Nathani, S., Jenkins, R., Khosmood, F., and Robertson, C. "Exploring Gaps in California Proposition 54 (2016)", IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (IEEE ISTAS), Waterloo, Canada, October 2021.

Grace, J., and Khosmood, F. "Feature Engineering for US State Legislative Hearings: Stance, Affiliation, Engagement and Absentees", arXiv, September 2021. https://arxiv.org/abs/2109.08855

Ruprechter, T., Khosmood, F., and Gütl, C. "Deconstructing Human-assisted Video Transcription and Annotation for Legislative Proceedings", Digit. Gov. Res. Pract., Vol. 1, No. 3, Article 19, Publication date: November 2020. https://doi.org/10.1145/3395316

Miller, M., Mendonca, S., Philliber, N., and Khosmood, F., "Panoptyk: Information Driven MMO Engine", Foundations of Digital Games, San Luis Obispo, California, USA, August 2019. https://doi.org/10.1145/3337722.3341835

Zinkus, M., Khosmood F., and DeBruhl, B., "PIDIoT: Probabilistic Intrusion Detection for the Internet-of-Things," 2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Waikoloa, HI, USA, 2019, pp. 1-6, 10.1109/GLOBECOM38437.2019.9013264

Falessi, D., Hernandez, F., and Khosmood, F., “Issue Tracking Systems: What Developers Want and Use”, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Software Technologies, ICSOFT, Porto, Portugal, July 2018.

Budhwar, A., Kuboi, T., Dekhtyar, A., and Khosmood, F., “Predicting the Vote Using Legislative Speech”, Proceedings of the 19th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research: Governance in the Data Age, Delft, Netherlands, May 2018.

Kauffman, D., Williams, M., Washington, C., Socher, G. and Khosmood, F., “Multimodal speaker identification in legislative discourse”, Proceedings of the 19th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research: Governance in the Data Age, Delft, Netherlands, May 2018.

Ruprechter, T., Khosmood, F., Kuboi, T., Dekhtyar, A. and Gütl, C., “Gaining efficiency in human assisted transcription and speech annotation in legislative proceedings”, Proceedings of the 19th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research: Governance in the Data Age, Delft, Netherlands, May 2018.

Kauffman, D., Khosmood, F., Kuboi, T. and Dekhtyar, A., “Learning alignments from legislative discourse”, Proceedings of the 19th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research: Governance in the Data Age, Delft, Netherlands, May 2018.

Ehm, A., Socher, G. and Khosmood, F., “3D visualization of legislative relationships”, Proceedings of the 19th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research: Governance in the Data Age, Delft, Netherlands, May 2018.

Latner, M., Dekhtyar, A., Khosmood, F., Angelini, N., and Voorhees, A., “Measuring Legislative Behavior: An Exploration of Digitaldemocracy.org”, California Journal of Politics and Policy, 2017.

Blakeslee, S., Dekhtyar, A., Khosmood, F., Kurfess, F., Poschman, H., Prinzivalli, G., Robertson, C., Durst, S., “Digital Democracy Project: Making Government More Transparent One Video at a Time”, Digital Humanities Conference, Sydney, Australia, June 2015.

 

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