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Dr. Jianwei Lai

Associate Professor
School Information Technology
Office
Old Union - OU 215A
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Biography

Jianwei Lai is an associate professor in the School of Information Technology at Illinois State University. She received her Ph.D. in Information Systems in 2016 from University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She also earned her master's degree in Psychology from Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, in 2009.

Current Courses

214.001Social, Legal, And Ethical Issues In Information Technology

367.001Designing The User Interface

299.001Independent Honor Study

214.002Social, Legal, And Ethical Issues In Information Technology

353.002Web Development Technologies

Teaching Interests & Areas

Jianwei is interested in teaching courses related to Web development, user interface design, human-computer interaction, research methodology, usability, user experience, and mobile computing.

Research Interests & Areas

Jianwei Lai's research interests lie in the fields of Human-Computer-Interaction, Mobile Computing and Applications, and User Behavioral and Cognitive Activities. She is interested in both foundational issues and practical innovations of user interaction with digital devices, particularly the design of novel interfaces and interaction techniques. She is also very interested in accessibility issues.

Ph D Information Systems

University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD

MS Information Systems

University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD

MS Educational and Developmental Psychology

Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing, China

BA English

University of Science & Technology, Beijing
Beijing, China

Conference Proceeding



Lai, J. A shoulder-surfing resistant graphical password scheme. Americas Conference on Information Systems 2021 (2021)
Zhou, L., Wang, K., Lai, J., & Zhang, D. Behaviors of Unwarranted Password Identification via Shoulder-Surfing during Mobile Authentication. 2021 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI) (2021): 3.
Zhou, L., Wang, K., Lai, J., & Zhang, D. Understanding attacking behaviors toward password-based mobile user authentication. Who Are You?! Adventures in Authentication Workshop (WAY 2021) (2021)
Lai, J., Rajabi, N., & Javadi, E. A Shortcut for Caret Positioning on Touch-Screen Phones. Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (2019)

Journal Article

Lai, J., Zhang, D., Wang, S., Yakut Kilic, I., Zhou, L., & . ThumbStroke: A Virtual Keyboard in Support of Sight-Free and One-Handed Text Entry on Touchscreen Mobile Devices. ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems 10.3 (2019): 11.
Lai, J., Zhang, D., & Wang, S. ContextZoom: A Single-Handed Partial Zooming Technique for Touch-Screen Mobile Devices. International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction 33.6 (2017): 475-485.
Zhou, L., Kang, Y., Zhang, D., & Lai, J. Harmonized Authentication based on ThumbStroke Dynamics on Touch Screen Mobile Phones. Decision Support Systems 96 (2016): 14-24.

Presentations

From Small to Big: Smartwatch Use in Mitigating COVID-19–Understanding User Experience from Social Media Content Analysis. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). (2022)
A Shoulder-Surfing Resistant Graphical Password Scheme. Twenty-Seventh Americas Conference on Information System. the Association for Information Systems. (2021)
Behaviors of Unwarranted Password Identification via Shoulder-Surfing during Mobile Authentication. IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics. IEEE. (2021)
Understanding Attacking Behaviors toward Password-based Mobile User Authentication. Who Are You?! Adventures in Authentication Workshop, USENIX Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS). (2021)
"Science Literacy for General Education at ISU: A Pilot Study". Illinois State University Annual Teaching & Learning Symposium. (2020)
Jin. G, Wodika, A., Darner, R., Lai, J.W., Cihlar, J. & Moore, M. (2020) “Pedagogical Tools Developed to Foster Accuracy-Oriented Reasoning”, 20th SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities) Conference (Virtual), July 30-August 2.
Implicit One-handed Mobile User Authentication by Induced Thumb Biometrics on Touch-screen Handheld Devices​. NSF 2019 Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Principal Investigators' Meeting. NSF. (2019)
A Thumb Stroke-Based Virtual Keyboard for Sight-Free Text Entry on Touch-Screen Mobile Phones. 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. (2018)
Attribution Apprehension, Automated Attribution, and Creative Integration. Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work. ACM. (2017)

Grants & Contracts

A Shoulder-surfing Resistant Graphical Passcode. School of IT SEEDS award. Illinois State University. (2021)
A Shoulder-surfing Resistant Graphical Passcode. School of IT Summer Research Grant. Illinois State University. (2021)
A shoulder-surfing resistant graphical passcode. CAST URG. Illinois State University. (2021)
Using Information Technology to Foster Diversity, Equity, Belonging, and Inclusion. CAST. Illinois State University. (2021)
SoTL URG: Science Literacy for General Education at ISU: A Pilot Study with HSC 156: Environmental Health in the 21st Century. Illinois State University. Illinois State University. (2019)