I'm an HCI researcher at Microsoft AI & Research, where I'm currently focused on building intelligent systems that explore the future of work. For one such example, see our scheduling assistant, Calendar.help

In the past, I've been known to design, build, and study social computing systems in urban environments. Example projects include Livehoods and Journeys & Notes.

Contact me at justin@cranshaw.me or @compurbanist.

Selected Publications full list of publications google scholar profile

Calendar.help: Designing a Workflow-Based Scheduling Agent with Humans in the Loop
Justin Cranshaw, Emad Elwany, Todd Newman, Rafal Kocielnik, Bowen Yu, Sandeep Soni, Jaime Teevan, Andrés Monroy-Hernández. CHI, 2017: Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
Journeys & Notes: Designing Social Computing for Non-Places
Justin Cranshaw, Andrés Monroy-Hernández, S.A. Needham. CHI, 2016: Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
Curated City: Capturing Individual City Guides Through Social Curation
Justin Cranshaw, Kurt Luther, Patrick Gage Kelley, Norman Sadeh. CHI, 2014: Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
The Livehoods Project: Utilizing Social Media to Understand the Dynamics of a City
Justin Cranshaw, Raz Schwartz, Jason I. Hong, Norman Sadeh. ICWSM, 2012: Proceedings of the Sixth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs an Social Media.

News

The CMU homepage featured a story about my work on Urban Computing and Microsoft's Journeys & Notes release.
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Journeys & Notes is one of Gizmodo's favorite apps of the week!
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The app I built with Andrés and Sarah at FUSE Labs this summer is now available world wide on Android! Check out Journeys & Notes!
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I wrote a blog post about my MSR internship work on designing for non-places.
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Over the 2014 Summer, I'll be an intern at Microsoft Research, Fuse Labs, working with Andrés Monroy-Hernández on social computing for transportation.
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Our paper on Curated City was accepted to CHI 2014. Curated City: Capturing Individual City Guides Through Social Curation.
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New essay: Whose 'City of Tomorrow' Is It? On Urban Computing, Utopianism, and Ethics.
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I've been awarded a 2013-2014 Facebook Fellowship in Human-Computer Interaction.
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Our work introducing the Livehoods Project won the best paper award at ICWSM 2012!
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I was recently on the CBC Radio program Spark talking with host Nora Young about the Livehoods Project.
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I gave a seminar talk Microsoft Research in Redmond on Livehoods and a broader context for urban computing.
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