(*) Indicates equal contributions. The following are peer-reviewed publications in computer science conferences and health/behavior science journals. For an updated list, visit Google Scholar page.


  • Aditya Ponnada, Shirlene Wang, Daniel Chu, Bridgette Do, Genevieve Dunton, and Stephen Intille. Intensive Longitudinal Data Collection using Microinteraction Ecological Momentary Assessment (μEMA): Pilot and Preliminary Results. JMIR Formative Research, 2022 (to appear)
  • Dunton, G.F., Wang, W., Intille, S.S., Dzubur, E., Ponnada, A., Hedeker, D. Acute Affect dynamics and longitudinal changes in physical activity among children. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 2022 (to appear)


  • Aditya Ponnada, Binod Thapa-Chhetry, Justin Manjourides, and Stephen Intille. Measuring Criterion Validity of Microinteraction Ecological Momentary Assessment (Micro-EMA): Exploratory Pilot Study with Physical Activity Measurement. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth, 2021. doi:10.2196/23391.
  • Chih-Hsiang Yang, Jaclyn P Maher, Aditya Ponnada, Eldin Dzubur, Rachel Nordgren, Stephen Intille, Donald Hedeker, Genevieve F Dunton, An empirical example of analysis using a two-stage modeling approach: within-subject association of outdoor context and physical activity predicts future daily physical activity levels, Translational Behavioral Medicine, 2021,
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  • Dzubur, E.*, Ponnada, A.*, Nordgren, R.*, Yang, C-H., Intille, S. S., Dunton, G. F., & Hedeker, D., (2020). MixWILD: A program for examining the effects of variance and slope of time-varying variables in intensive longitudinal data. Behavior Research Methods, DOI: 10.3758/s13428-019-01322-1.
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  • Aditya Ponnada*, Seth Cooper*, Binod Thapa-Chhetry, Josh Aaron Miller, Dinesh John, and Stephen Intille. 2019. Designing Videogames to Crowdsource Accelerometer Data Annotation for Activity Recognition Research. In Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY ’19). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 135-147. DOI:
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  • Farnaz Irannejad Bisafar, Aditya Ponnada, Ameneh Shamekhi, and Andrea G. Parker. 2017. A Sociotechnical Study of a Community-based Rewards Program: Insights on Building Social, Financial and Human Capital. Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact. 1, CSCW, Article 55 (November 2017), 21 pages. DOI:
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  • Aditya Ponnada, Caitlin Haynes, Dharam Maniar, Justin Manjourides, and Stephen Intille. 2017. Microinteraction ecological momentary assessment response rates: Effect of microinteractions or the smartwatch? PACM Interact. Mob. Wearable Ubiquitous Technol. 1, 3, DOI: 10.11.45.
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  • Intille, S., Haynes, C., Maniar, D., Ponnada, A., Manjourides, J. (2016, September) μEMA: Microinteraction-based Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) Using a Smartwatch. In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2016).
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  • Ghosh, S., Seshagiri, S., & Ponnada, A. (2016, May). Exploring Regional User Experience for Designing Ultra Low-Cost Smartphones. In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 768-776). ACM.
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  • Seshagiri, S., & Ponnada, A. (2015). Exploring Smart-Car Space in Urban India. In Cross-Cultural Design Applications in Mobile Interaction, Education, Health, Transport and Cultural Heritage (pp. 161-173). Springer International Publishing.


  • Verberne, F. M., Ham, J., Ponnada, A., & Midden, C. J. (2013). Trusting digital chameleons: The effect of mimicry by a virtual social agent on user trust. In Persuasive Technology (pp. 234-245). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. [Best Paper Award at PERSUASIVE 2013]


  • Ponnada, A.*, Ketan, K. V.*, & Yammiyavar, P. (2012, December). A Persuasive game for the social development of children in Indian cultural context—A Human-Computer Interaction design approach. In Intelligent Human-Computer Interaction (IHCI), 2012 4th International Conference on(pp. 1-6). IEEE.
  • Ponnada, A., & Kannan, A. (2012, August). Evaluation of mobile games using playability heuristics. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics(pp. 244-247). ACM.

Peer-reviewed Workshops

  • Aditya Ponnada*, Seth Cooper*, Qu Tang, Binod Thapa-Chhetry, Josh Miller, Dinesh John, and Stephen Intille. (2021, March). Signaligner Pro: A Tool to Explore and Annotate Multi-day Raw Accelerometer Data. In 2021 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops (PerCom Workshops). IEEE, pp. 475-480, doi: 10.1109/PerComWorkshops51409.2021.9431110.
  • Qu Tang, Aditya Ponnada, Stephen Intille. 2020. Towards Personal Hand Hygiene Detection in Free-living Using Wearable Devices. Machine Learning for Mobile Health Workshop at Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) 2020. [Selected for Spotlight Presentation]


  • Wang, Wei-Lin, Donald Hedeker, Tyler Mason, Eldin Dzubur, Stephen Intille, Aditya Ponnada, Christine Naya, Sydney O’Connor, and Genevieve F. Dunton. Daily coupling of negative affect and sleep predict longitudinal changes in children’s mental health: An ecological momentary assessment study. In Annals of Behavioral medicine (Vol. 55, pp. S594-S594). Journals Dept, 2001 Evans Rd, Cary, NC 27513 USA: Oxford Univ. Press Inc.
  • Wang, S. D., Intille, S., Ponnada, A., & Dunton, G. F. (2021, April). Defining and predicting engagement in the Temporal Influences on Movement and Exercise (TIME) Study. In Annals of Behavioral medicine (Vol. 55, pp. S538-S538). Journals Dept, 2001 Evans Rd, Cary, NC 27513 USA: Oxford Univ. Press Inc.
  • Yang, C. H., Maher, J. P., Ponnada, A., Dunton, G. F., & Donald, D. (2021, April). Within-subject context-activity association predicts future physical activity levels: An empirical analysis using MixWILD. In Annals of Behavioral medicine (Vol. 55, pp. S517-S517). Journals Dept, 2001 Evans Rd, Cary, NC 27513 USA: Oxford Univ. Press Inc.
  • Dunton, G. F., Wang, S. D., Ponnada, A., Campo, R., Chow, S. M., & Intille, S. (2020, May). Innovative Ecological Momentary Assessment Strategies to Capture Micro-Temporal Processes Underlying Long-term Changes in physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Sleep. In Annals of Behavioral Medicine (Vol. 54, pp. S146-S146).
  • Wang, S. D., Intille, S. S., Ponnada, A., & Dunton, G. F. (2020, May). Engagement in the Temporal Influences in Movement and Exercise (TIME) Study Pilot. In Annals of Behavioral Medicine (Vol. 54, pp. S337-S337). Journals Dept, 2001 Evans Rd, Cary, NC 27513 USA: Oxford Univ. Press Inc.
  • Maciej Kos, Aditya Ponnada, Misha Pavel, Stephen Intille (2019, March), Evidence That Microinteraction Ecological Momentary Assessment (μEMA) is a Non-Reactive In-Situ Affect Assessment Method. In 2019 Society for Affective Science Conference.


  • Aditya Ponnada (2021). Measuring Subjective Experiences using Wearable Microinteractions. Northeastern University, Boston, MA (to appear)

Unpublished Reports/Reviews

  • Aditya Ponnada (2018). Chronic Pain Assessment: Scales, Methods, and their Psychometric Properties. Preprint available on ResearchGate.
  • Aditya Ponnada (2018). Technological considerations for sensor-assisted chronic pain assessment in natural environments. Preprint available on ResearchGate.