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Melanie Heck

Dr. rer. pol.

Distributed Systems


Universitätsstraße 38
70569 Stuttgart
Room: 2.362


I primarily conduct research in the field of Human-Computer Interaction, with a particular focus on cognitive state prediction from behavioral data. Adopting a holistic perspective, I investigate (1) methods to predict the cognitive state of a user, and (2) adaptation strategies that use the predicted state to dynamically adapt the user interface.

  1. Heck, M. (2023). Presentation adaptation for multimodal interface systems: Three essays on the effectiveness of user-centric content and modality adaptation.
  2. Heck, M., Becker, C., & Deutscher, V. (2023). Webcam Eye Tracking for Desktop and Mobile Devices: A Systematic Review. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2023.
  3. Heck, M., Edinger, J., & Becker, C. (2022, March). Lessons Learned from an Eye Tracking Study for Targeted Advertising in the Wild. 2022 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops and Other Affiliated Events (PerCom Workshops).
  4. Heck, M., Shon, S. H., & Becker, C. (2022, March). Does Using Voice Authentication in Multimodal Systems Correlate With Increased Speech Interaction During Non-critical Routine Tasks? 27th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces.
  5. Heck, M., Edinger, J., Bünemann, J., & Becker, C. (2021, April). The Subconscious Director: Dynamically Personalizing Videos Using Gaze Data. 26th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces.
  6. Heck, M., Edinger, J., Bünemann, J., & Becker, C. (2021, March). Exploring Gaze-Based Prediction Strategies for Preference Detection in Dynamic Interface Elements. Proceedings of the 2021 Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval.
  7. Heck, M., Edinger, J., & Becker, C. (2021, May). Conditioning Gaze-Contingent Systems for the Real World: Insights from a Field Study in the Fast Food Industry. Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
  8. Heck, M., Sonntag, P., & Becker, C. (2021, June). Is This Really Relevant? A Guide to Best Practice Gaze-based Relevance Prediction Research. Adjunct Proceedings of the 29th ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization.
  9. Heck, M., Edinger, J., & Becker, C. (2019, October). Gaze-based Product Filtering. The Adjunct Publication of the 32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology.
  10. Heck, M., Edinger, J., Schaefer, D., & Becker, C. (2018, July). IoT Applications in Fog and Edge Computing: Where Are We and Where Are We Going? 2018 27th International Conference on Computer Communication and Networks (ICCCN).
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