Bio


David Sirkin is a Research Associate at Stanford University's Center for Design Research, where he focuses on design methodology, as well as the design of physical interactions between humans and robots, and autonomous vehicles and their interfaces. He is also a Lecturer in Electrical Engineering, where he teaches interactive device design. David frequently collaborates with, and consults for, local Silicon Valley and global technology companies including Siemens, SAP and Microsoft Research. He grew up in Florida, near the Everglades, and in Maine, near the lobsters.

Patents


  • Gina D Venolia, George G Robertson, John C Tang, David M Sirkin, Bongshin Lee. "United States Patent 8520052, 9270936 Functionality for indicating direction of attention", Microsoft Research, Aug 27, 2013

2014-15 Courses


All Publications


  • Understanding driver-automated vehicle interactions through Wizard-of-Oz design improvisation Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Human Factors in Driving Assessment Mok, B., Sirkin, D., Sibi, S., Miller, D., Ju, W.
  • Experiences developing socially acceptable interactions for a robotic trash barrel Proceedings of the 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication Yang, S., Mok, B., Sirkin, D., Ive, P., Maheshwari, R., Fischer, K., Ju, W.
  • Monitoring driver cognitive load using near infrared spectroscopy in partially autonomous cars Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium Sibi, S., Ayaz, H., Kuhns, D., Sirkin, D., Ju, W.
  • Designing the behavior of interactive objects Spadafora, M., Chahuneau, V., Martelaro, N., Sirkin, D., Ju, W.

    View details for DOI 10.1145/2839462.2839502

  • Exploring shared control in automated driving Proceedings of the 11th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction Johns, M., Mok, B., Sirkin, D., Gowda, N., Miller, D., Talamonti, W., Ju, W.

    View details for DOI 10.1109/HRI.2016.7451738

  • Where to look and who to be: Designing attention and identity for search-and-rescue robots Proceedings of the 8th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction Dole, L., Sirkin, D., Currano, R., Murphy, R., Ju, W.
  • A place for every tool and every tool in Its place: Performing collaborative tasks with interactive robotic drawers Proceedings of the 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication Mok, B., Yang, S., Sirkin, D., Ju, W.
  • Press play: A course in interactive device design Sirkin, D., Ju, W.
  • Empathy: Interactions with emotive robotic drawers Proceedings of the 9th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction Mok, B., Yang, S., Sirkin, D., Ju, W.

    View details for DOI 10.1145/2559636.2563720

  • Ghost driver: A field study investigating the interaction between pedestrians and driverless vehicles Proceedings of the 24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication Dirk, R., Li, J., Sirkin, D., Mok, B., Ju, W.
  • Distraction becomes engagement in automated driving Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Miller, D., Sun, A., Johns, M., Ive, P., Sirkin, D., Aich, S., Ju, W.

    View details for DOI 10.1177/1541931215591362

  • Toward measurement of situation awareness in autonomous vehicles Proceedings of the 35th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Sirkin, D., Martelaro, N., Johns, M., Ju, W.

    View details for DOI 10.1145/3025453.3025822

  • A Faust based driving simulator sound synthesis engine Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics Michon, R., Johns, M., O’Modhrain, S., Gang, N., Gowda, N., Sirkin, D., Chafe, C., Wright, M., Ju, W.

    View details for DOI 10.5281/zenodo.851260

  • Emergency, automation off: Unstructured transition timing for distracted drivers of automated vehicles Proceedings of the 18th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems Mok, B., Johns, M., Lee, K., Miller, D., Sirkin, D., Ju, W.

    View details for DOI 10.1109/ITSC.2015.396

  • Behavioral measurement of trust in automation: The trust fall Proceedings of the 60th International Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Miller, D., Johns, M., Mok, B., Gowda, N., Sirkin, D., Lee, K., Ju, W.

    View details for DOI 10.1177/1541931213601422

  • Exploring transitional automation with new and old drivers Miller, D., Johns, M., Gowda, N., Sirkin, D., Sibi, S., Mok, B., Aich, S., Ju, W.

    View details for DOI 10.4271/2016-01-1442

  • Robots need humans in the loop to improve the hopefulness of disaster survivors Proceedings of the 24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication Dole, L., Sirkin, D., Murphy, R., Nass, C. 2015
  • Displayed uncertainty improves driving experience and behavior: The case of range anxiety in an electric car Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Jung, M., Sirkin, D., Gür, T., Steinert, M. 2015

    View details for DOI 10.1145/2702123.2702479

  • Mechanical ottoman: How robotic furniture offers and withdraws support Proceedings of the 10th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction Sirkin, D., Mok, B., Yang, S., Wendy 2015

    View details for DOI 10.1145/2696454.2696461

  • Using embodied design improvisation as a design research tool Proceedings of the International Conference on Human Behavior in Design Sirkin, D., Ju, W. 2014
  • Consistency in physical and on-screen action improves perceptions of telepresence robots Proceedings of the 7th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction Sirkin, D., Ju, W. 2012

    View details for DOI 10.1145/2157689.2157699

  • Motion and attention in a kinetic videoconferencing proxy Proceedings of the 13th IFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction Sirkin, D., Venolia, G., Tang, J., Robertson, G., Kim, T., Inkpen, K., Sedlins, M., Lee, B., Sinclair, M. 2011
  • Animate objects: How physical motion encourages public interaction Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Persuasive Technology Ju, W., Sirkin, D. 2010
  • Lowering barriers to distributed design research collaboration Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design Sirkin, D., Sonalkar, N., Jung, M., Leifer, L. 2009