Publications

DISSERTATION
Adaptation in Information Search and Decision-Making under Time Pressure. 2019.
Committee: Rob Capra (chair), Diane Kelly (University of Tennessee, Knoxville), Jaime Arguello, Stephanie Haas, and David Gotz.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

McLaughlin, J. E., Tropsha, A., Nicolazzo, J. A., Crescenzi, A., Brouwer, K. L. R. Moving Towards FAIR Data Practices in Pharmacy Education. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 85(6). Eprint. https://doi.org/ 10.5688/ajpe8670. Pre-print available https://www.ajpe.org/content/ajpe/early/2021/06/29/ajpe8670.full.pdf

FULL CONFERENCE PAPERS

Crescenzi, A., Ward, A., Li, Y., & Capra, R. (2021). Supporting metacognition during exploratory search with the OrgBox. Proceedings of the 44th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR ’21), 1197-1207. Online/Montreal, Canada. doi:10.1145/3404835.3462955. (21% acceptance rate)

Crescenzi, A., Capra, R., Choi, B., & Li, Y. Adaptation in information search and decision-making under time pressure. In Proceedings of the 2021 ACM on Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR ’21). March 13-17, online/Canberra, Australia. doi:10.1145/3406522.3446030. (32% acceptance rate). Paper presentation (YouTube)

Arguello, J. & Crescenzi, A. (2019). Using Principal Component Analysis to better understand behavioral measures and their effects. In Proceedings of the 2019 ACM SIGIR International Conference on Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR ’19). October 2-5, 2019. Santa Clara, California.  doi:10.1145/3341981.3344222. (49% acceptance rate).

Crescenzi, A., Kelly, D., & Azzopardi, L. (2016). Impacts of time constraints and system delays on user experience. In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM on Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR ’16). March 13-17, Chapel Hill, NC. doi:10.1145/2854946.2854976. (40% acceptance rate)

Capra, R, Arguello, J., Crescenzi, A. & Vardell, E. (2015). Differences in the use of search assistance for tasks of varying complexity. In Proceedings of the 38th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR ’15). August 9-13, Santiago, Chile. doi:10.1145/2766462.2767741. (20% acceptance rate)

SHORT PAPERS or POSTER PAPERS

Crescenzi, A., Li, L. (2022). Assessing realism in simulated work tasks. In Proceedings of the ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR ’22). March 2022, online/Regensburg, Germany. doi: 10.1145/3498366.3505831 (33% acceptance rate)

Crescenzi, A., Li, Y., Zhang, Y., & Capra, R. (2019). Towards better support for exploratory search through an investigation of notes-to-self and notes-to-share. In Proceedings of the 42nd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR ’19). July 21-25, 2019. Paris, France. doi:10.1145/3331184.3331309 (24.4% acceptance rate)

Crescenzi, A., Capra, R., & Arguello, J. (2017). Time constraints, information search and the use of search assistance. In Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Conference Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR ’17). March 07-11, Oslo, Norway. doi:10.1145/3020165.3022150. (65% acceptance rate). [poster]

Crescenzi, A., Kelly, D. & Azzopardi, L. (2015). Time pressure and system delays in information search. Short paper presented as a poster. In Proceedings of the 38th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR ’15), August 9-13, Santiago, Chile. doi:10.1145/2766462.2767817. (31% acceptance rate)

Crescenzi, A., Capra, R. & Arguello, J. (2013). Time pressure, user satisfaction and task difficulty. In Proceedings of the 76th Annual Meeting for the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T 2013), November 1-5, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. doi:10.5555/2655780.2655902 (46% acceptance rate). [poster]

TUTORIAL
Kelly, D. & Crescenzi, A. (2017). From design to analysis: Conducting controlled laboratory experiments with users. Tutorial presented at the 2017 ACM SIGIR Conference, August 7, Tokyo, Japan. Tutorial cancelled for 2016 SIGIR.

WORKSHOP PAPERS
Crescenzi, A. (2016). Metacognitive knowledge and metacognitive regulation in time-constrained information search. Short paper presented as a presentation. In Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Search as Learning co-located with the 39th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR ’16). July 21, Pisa, Italy. (refereed)

Crescenzi, A. & Capra, R. (2013). Collaboration in search processes and results sharing. Short paper presented at Collaborative Information Seeking 2013 Workshop at CSCW 2013, San Antonio, TX.

DOCTORAL CONSORTIA
Crescenzi, A. (2015). Time pressure in information search. Presentation at the Doctoral Consortium. Extended abstract in Proceedings of the 38th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR ’15). August 9-13, Santiago, Chile. doi:10.1145/2766462.2767851.
Mentors: Eugene Agichtein (Emory University, Computer Science), Jaime Teevan (Microsoft Research)

Crescenzi, A. (2014). Too little time? Time constraints and time pressure in information search. Presentation at the Doctoral Consortium. Poster. Extended abstract in Proceedings of the 5th Information Interaction in Context Symposium (IIiX ‘14). August 27-20, Regensburg, Germany. doi:10.1145/2637002.2637059.
Winner of the Highly Commended Poster Presentation award.
Mentor: Pia Borlund (currently at Oslo Metropolitan University).

POSTERS
Crescenzi, A., Allegri, F. and Degener, F. (2012). Making Service Decisions Based on Evidence. Poster presented at the Librarians’ Association at UNC-Chapel Hill Annual Meeting (LAUNC-CH 2012), March 5, Chapel Hill, NC.

Crescenzi, A., McGraw, K. & Main. L. (2011). LibAnswers Usability: Rethinking Online Reference. Poster presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. (refereed)

Crescenzi, A. & Vander Hart, R. J, (2011). Academic Library Information-Seeking Ecosystem. Poster presented at the Information Architecture Summit, Denver, CO.

PRESENTATIONS
Crescenzi, A. (2015). Temporality in Models of Information Behavior, Information Seeking and Information Search. Lightning talk presented at the SIG-USE Symposium at the ASIS&T 2015 Annual Meeting.

Crescenzi, A. & Vassiliadis, K. (2012). Insights from Usability Testing Summon at UNC-CH. Presentation to the Summons User Group, Durham, NC.

Crescenzi, A. & Underhill, R. (2011). Data-driven decision making using web analytics. Presentation and tutorial to the UNC webmasters group, Chapel Hill, NC.

GRANTS AND GIFTS
UNC School of Information and Library Science

  • Edward G. Holley Research Grant. $1000. 2018.
  • Carnegie Research Grant. $400. 2018.
  • Conference Travel Grants. $200. SIGIR 2015-2017; CHIIR 2016, 2017; ASIST 2013.

Google Travel Grant. $1700. SIGIR 2015.
Semiconductor Researcher Corporation. 2002 Gift: $25,000

APPLIED RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
User Experience Librarian, UNC Health Sciences Library

  • PI on IRB-approved recurring multi-method summative usability evaluation. Year 1 focused on two core HSL services: finding and requesting resources through Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery and seeking assistance from a library staff member. Year 2 focused on discovery and delivery of resources.
  • Formative and summative usability evaluation of library web sites and web applications. User research to support web site and web application development.

User Experience Designer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

  • Formative and summative usability evaluation of web sites and web applications.
  • User research to support web site and web application development.