Pavel, Amy - CV

AMY PAVEL

people.eecs.berkeley.edu/~amypavel
amypavel@eecs.berkeley.edu
+1 281 743 9906

EDUCATION      

UC Berkeley, EECS

Ph.D Candidate in Computer Science

Advisors: Björn Hartmann, Maneesh Agrawala

Additional committee members: Eric Paulos, Abigail De Kosnik

Berkeley, CA
Started 2013

UC Berkeley, College of Engineering

B.S. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Berkeley, CA

Awarded 2013

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

UC Berkeley Visual Computing Lab – Graduate Researcher

Advised by Professors Bjoern Hartmann and Maneesh Agrawala

Adobe Systems Creative Technologies Lab – Research Intern

Advised by Principal Scientist Dan Goldman

Berkeley, CA
2013-Present

Seattle, WA

    Summer 2014

    Summer 2015

UC Berkeley BiD Lab, Visual Computing Lab – Undergraduate Researcher

Advised by Professors Bjoern Hartmann and Maneesh Agrawala

Berkeley, CA

2011-2013

AWARDS

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG)

SanDisk Gold Graduate Fellowship

UC Berkeley EECS Excellence Award

CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher - Honorable Mention

Fall 2015-2018

Spring 2014

Fall 2013

Spring 2013

Intel SRC Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Fall 2011-2013

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Amy Pavel, Bjoern Hartmann, Maneesh Agrawala. “Shot Orientation Controls for Interactive Cinematography with 360 video.” UIST 2017. (22.5% acceptance rate, 9 pages)

Vincent Sitzmann*, Ana Serrano*, Amy Pavel, Maneesh Agrawala, Diego Gutierrez, Belen Masia, Gordon Wetzstein. “Saliency in VR: How do people explore virtual environments?” IEEE VR 2018. 

Amy Pavel, Dan Goldman, Bjoern Hartmann, Maneesh Agrawala. “Vidcrit: Video-based Asynchronous Video Review.” UIST 2016. (20.6% acceptance rate, 12 pages)

Amy Pavel, Dan Goldman, Bjoern Hartmann, Maneesh Agrawala. “SceneSkim: Searching and Browsing Movies Using Synchronized Captions, Scripts and Plot Summaries.” UIST 2015. (23% acceptance rate, 10 pages)

Amy Pavel, Colorado Reed, Bjoern Hartmann, Maneesh Agrawala. “Video Digests: A Browsable, Skimmable Format for Informational Lecture Videos.” UIST 2014. (22.2% acceptance rate, 10 pages)

Kurt Luther, Jay Tolentino, Wei Wu, Amy Pavel, Brian Bailey, Maneesh Agrawala, Bjoern Hartmann, Steven Dow. “Structuring, Aggregating, and Evaluating Crowdsourced Design Critique.” CSCW 2015. 

(28.3% acceptance rate, 13 pages)

October 2017

March 2018

October 2016

October 2015

October 2014

Spring 2015

TECHNICAL REPORTS, POSTERS, AND DEMOS

Kurt Luther, Amy Pavel, Wei Wu, Jay Tolentino, Maneesh Agrawala, Bjoern Hartmann, Steven Dow. “CrowdCrit: Crowdsourcing and Aggregating Visual Design Critique.” Extended abstract and demo at CSCW 2014.

Amy Pavel, Floraine Berthouzoz, Bjoern Hartmann, Maneesh Agrawala.

“Browsing and Analyzing Command Structure of Large Collections of Image Manipulation Tutorials.” UC Berkeley Technical Report, EECS-2013-167.

Amy Pavel, Floraine Berthouzoz, Bjoern Hartmann, Maneesh Agrawala. “Sifter: Analyzing and Exploring Large Collections of Web-Based Image Manipulation Tutorials.” Presented poster at TECHCON 2012.

Spring 2014

Spring 2013

September 2012

TEACHING

UC Berkeley EECS, CS 160 – Instructor

CS 160: User interface design and development, 80 students

Lectured, wrote assignments, hired course staff (5 TAs and 2 Readers)
Course website:
https://amypavel.com/teaching/cs160su18/

Ratings: https://hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu/coursesurveys/course/CS/160 

UC Berkeley EECS, CS 160 – Graduate student instructor

CS 160: User interface design and development, taught by Cesar Torres

Served as the only GSI for the course of 60 students.

UC Berkeley New Media, NWMEDIA 190 – Student project advisor

NWMEDIA 190: Making Sense of Cultural Data

Served as a “Data Science Pro” for the class by guiding and providing feedback on student projects throughout the semester.

ASUC Berkeley, CS Kickstart – Instructor

Designed and co-taught CS curriculum to incoming freshmen women interested in pursuing a EECS degree

Berkeley Engineers and Mentors Teacher

Co-taught hands-on science and engineering curriculum for 4th and 5th grade students at LeConte Elementary School (Berkeley area)

Summer 2018


Summer 2017

Fall 2016

Summer 2012

2009-2010

INVITED TALKS

“SceneSkim: Searching and Browsing Movies Using Synchronized Captions, Scripts and Plot Summaries”. LAUC-B conference "Focus on the Visual: Digital Humanities and Libraries". Berkeley, CA.

“SceneSkim: Searching and Browsing Movies Using Synchronized Captions, Scripts and Plot Summaries”. NWMEDIA 190: Making Sense of Cultural Data. Berkeley, CA.

“SceneSkim: Searching and Browsing Movies Using Synchronized Captions, Scripts and Plot Summaries”. Pixar. Emeryville, CA.

“Video Digests: A Browsable, Skimmable Format for Informational Lecture Videos”. BEARS at UC Berkeley.  Berkeley, CA.

“Automatically Extracting Command Names from Online Tutorials”. Visual Computing Lab Retreat. Bodega Bay, CA.

October 2017

Fall 2016

March 2016

Spring 2014

Fall 2011

SERVICE

Research Community

CHI Conference, Student Volunteer

CHI PC Meeting, Student Volunteer

UIST PC Meeting, Student Volunteer

UIST PC Meeting, Student Volunteer

Department

Faculty Search Student Committee (Jacobs)

Graduate Admissions Committee (HCI)

Faculty Search Student Committee (EECS)

Peer Review

UIST - 2014-2018

CHI - 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017*, 2018** (* indicates special recognition)

CSCW - 2018

SCIVIS - 2018

MM - 2016

SIGGRAPH Asia  - 2017

Spring 2016

Spring 2016

Summer 2016

Summer 2015

Spring 2018

Winter 16/17

Spring 2015

PRESS

“This app helps you find a particular scene in a movie - genius!”. Paul Mallon, Independent.ie. 10 November 2015.

“SceneSkim movie app does exactly what it says it would”. Timothy J. Seppala, Engadget. 10 November 2015.

“SceneSkim Lets You Quickly Find a Scene, Dialogue From a Movie or TV Show”. Manish Singh, Gadgets 360. 10 November 2015.

Fall 2015

Fall 2015

Fall 2015

GRADUATE COURSEWORK

INFO C265 Interface Aesthetics

CS 260B Human Computer Interaction Research

INFO 271B Quantitative Research Methods

CS294 Human Robot Interaction

CS280 Computer Vision

CS262A Systems

CS270 Advanced Algorithms

CS294-10 Information Visualization

CS294-84 Interactive Device Design (completed as undergraduate)

Spring 2018

Fall 2018

Spring 2017

Fall 2015

Spring 2015

Fall 2014

Fall 2013

Fall 2013

Fall 2012