Education

Ph.D. Computer Science, Northeastern University – 2020
M.S. Computer Science, Northeastern University – 2014
B.Eng. Electrical Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada – 2007

Research Interests

Digital health equity; human-computer interaction; user-centered design; personal health informatics

Overview

Dr. Saksono’s research is in the fields of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Digital Health Equity, and Health Informatics. He investigates how digital health technologies can help address health disparities. By catalyzing social interactions, interactive technologies help people manage their health and wellbeing as collective efforts. Dr. Saksono conducts the entire user-centered design process by designing, building, and evaluating novel health technologies in collaboration with local community partners.

Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Khoury College of Computer Sciences

Selected Honors and Awards

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, CRCS, Harvard University
Fulbright M.S. Scholarship, US Department of State
Dean’s Fellowship, Northeastern University

Selected Publications

Herman Saksono, Carmen Castaneda-Sceppa, Jessica Hoffman, Magy Seif El-Nasr, Andrea G. Parker. 2021. StoryMap: Using Social Modeling and Self-Modeling to Support Physical Activity Among Low-SES Families. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Proceedings (CHI 2021). ACM, New York, NY, USA.

Herman Saksono, Carmen Castaneda-Sceppa, Jessica Hoffman, Vivien Morris, Magy Seif El-Nasr, Andrea Parker. 2020. Storywell: Designing for Family Fitness App Motivation by Using Social Rewards and Reflection. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Proceedings (CHI 2020). ACM, New York, NY, USA

Herman Saksono, Carmen Castaneda-Sceppa, Jessica Hoffman, Magy Seif El-Nasr, Vivien Morris, Andrea Parker. 2018. Family Health Promotion in Low-SES Neighborhoods: A Two-Month Study of Wearable Activity Tracking. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Proceedings (CHI 2018). ACM, New York, NY, USA.

Elizabeth Stowell, Mercedes C. Lyson, Herman Saksono, Reneé C. Wurth, Holly Jimison, Misha Pavel, Andrea G. Parker. 2018. Designing and Evaluating mHealth Interventions for Vulnerable Populations: A Systematic Review. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Proceedings (CHI 2018). ACM, New York, NY, USA.

Herman Saksono, Ashwini E Ranade, Geeta Kamarthi, Carmen Castaneda-Sceppa, Jessica A Hoffman, Cathy Wirth, and Andrea G. Parker. 2015. Spaceship Launch: Designing a Collaborative Exergame for Families. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (CSCW 2015). ACM, New York, NY, USA.

Selected Public Service

Associate Chair, ACM CHI Papers (2022, 2023)
Associate Chair, ACM CSCW Papers (2021, 2022)
ACM CHI Late-Breaking Work, Associate Chair (2020)
Frontiers In Digital Health, Guest Associate Editor (2021-2022)
Pervasive Health, Program Committee member (2020)

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