I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Graduate School of Systems Information Science in Future University Hakodate, Japan. I am a Japanese Government (MEXT) scholar under the supervision of Prof. Yasuyuki Sumi in the Interaction Media Lab. Concurrently, I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science in the College of Computer Studies at De La Salle University, Philippines. There, I founded the Center for Complexity and Emerging Technologies (COMET) and is now the head of its Civic Services group.

My research focuses on the integration of human-computer interaction and complex systems research in developing civic solutions. For my PhD, I'm exploring novel navigation and wayfinding applications and interaction techniques for connected drivers and commuters that can influence their mobility patterns towards more livable and sustainable cities.

Outside of my PhD program, my research spans a broad range of topics in complex systems, human-computer interaction and civic computing, including: reflective spaces, transportation, collaboration and social networks, crowd dynamics, multi-criteria modeling and optimization, and civic solutions for mobility, transportation, and disaster awareness and preparedness. For more detailed information, please see the full-text versions of my publications and my latest curriculum vitae. If you are interested to collaborate, please contact me via email -- briane.samson[at]dlsu.edu.ph.

Latest Projects

Riesgo visualization of evacuation suitability

Assessing and visualizing the evaucation suitability of areas to inform disaster risk reduction and management policies and projects.

Application » Riesgo Vis

Blog » Riesgo Vis on Tipping Point

Modeling rumor spread

Modeling information spreading (i.e. truth, rumor) to understand the complex dynamics of social networks.

Papers » PJS 148 (4)

Projects » Drowning out Rumor

Navigation behavior studies

Driver navigation behavior studies to inform effective navigation application design.

Papers » CHI'19, CHI'20 LBW

Navigation apps

Navigation, transport and wayfinding applications for sustainable mobility.

Papers » MobiCASE'18

Applications » TaxiDash

Transportation studies

Interactive visualization and optimization tools for transportation planning.

Papers » ICCS'18, ICCS'17, PCSC'17

Projects » Gridlock, TranspoDesire, Swarm

Past Projects

Plant phenotyping tools

Plant phenotyping tools using computer vision techniques.

Papers » M2VIP'15a, M2VIP'15b

Knowledge extraction tools

Knowledge extraction and language processing tools for building ontologies and summarizing Philippine texts.

Papers » PKAW'14, NNLPRS'11, PACLIC'09

Visualizing commmunity data

Interactive visualization tools for analyzing community-based monitoring data.

Papers » DLSURC'16, DLSURC'14

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