Arissa J. Sato

Greetings, I am a PhD student at the Interactive Intelligent Systems Laboratory (IIS-Lab) under the guidance of Koji Yatani at the University of Tokyo, Japan. I completed my M.Eng at the University of Tokyo (IIS-Lab) and B.S. in Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

My main research focuses are on augmenting the learning experience by integrating technology to enhance the classroom experience, and investigating communication systems that expand our ability to convey meaning to one another beyond text and speech.


  • Our work, Groupnamics, will be presented in CHI 2023 in Hamburg, Germany! (Jan 2023)
  • Joined the CSCW 2023 Organizing Committee as a Student Volunteer Co-Chair with Pallabi Bhowmich and Amna Liaqat! (Nov 2022)
  • Participated in the Rising Stars Women in Engineering Workshop in Sydney, Australia! (Oct 2022)
  • Received a best poster award for rinko (department seminar)! (January 2022)
  • Our work on interfaces to encourage conversation for remote environments, a collaboration with Shoko and Koji, was presented at ISJP. (November 2021)
  • Received the SPRING GX grant! (September 2021)
  • Presented my on-going work at the Advanced VR Doctoral Symposium (先端VRドクトラルシンポジウム)! (July 16, 2021)
  • Participated in the Graduate School Entrance Examination Guidance for the University of Tokyo as a panelist! (May 23, 2021)
  • DearBoard, my recent collaboration with Carla, Wendy, and Koji was presented at CHI 2021. (May 2021)


Groupnamics: Designing an Interface for Overviewing and Managing Parallel Group Discussions in an Online Classroom
Arissa J. Sato, Zefan Sramek, Koji Yatani (CHI 2023)

Mediating Intimacy with DearBoard: a Co-Customizable Keyboard for Everyday Messaging
Carla F. Griggio, Arissa J. Sato, Wendy E. Mackay, Koji Yatani (CHI 2021)

Japanese Publications

リモートワーク環境での雑談を支援するインタフェースデザインの質的調査 佐野 翔子,佐藤 安理紗 ジエンジエラ,矢谷 浩司 (IPSJ 2021)

OrchExplorer:アマチュアオーケストラ向けコンサートプログラム構成支援システム 富木 菜穂,佐藤 安理紗 ジエンジエラ,矢谷 浩司 (IPSJ 2021)

英語非母語話者のアカデミック・ライティングにおけるリアルタイム剽窃疑い提示の効果 佐藤 安理紗 ジエンジエラ,柴田 健吾,矢谷 浩司 (IPSJ 2020)

Academic Service

Student Volunteer Co-Chair
CSCW (2023)

CSCW (2021, 2023)
DIS (2021-2023)

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