(*) 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, 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, 2020,
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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]


  • 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). Journals Dept, 2001 Evans Rd, Cary, NC 27513 USA: Oxford Univ. Press Inc.
  • 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.