423 Sieg Hall
Campus Box 352315
Seattle, WA 98195


I am a PhD candidate in Human Centered Design and Engineering at University of Washington. I work with Gary Hsieh and Sean Munson. I completed a MS in Computer Science at Harvard University , and a BS in Computer Science at Jacobs University Bremen in Germany.

I research, design and build technologies that encourage positive behavior change and empower people to reach their goals. My work leverages crowdsourcing and social computing to empower people to better help and support each other. I approach problems using mixed methods: I understand people's needs and practices, through qualitative and quantitative analysis of behavior, interviews and surveys. I design, build and evaluate interactive systems.

Recent Publications

Crowdsourcing Exercise Plans Aligned with Expert Guidelines and Everyday Constraints
E Agapie, B Chinh, L Pina, D Oviedo, M Welsh, G Hsieh, S Munson
CHI 2018 • pdf

When Personal Tracking Becomes Social: Examining the Use of Instagram for Healthy Eating
CF Chung, E Agapie, J Schroeder, S Mishra, J Fogarty, S Munson
CHI 2017 • pdf

Examining Menstrual Tracking to Inform the Design of Personal Informatics Tools
D Epstein, N Lee, J Kang, E Agapie, J Schroeder, L Pina, J Fogarty, J Kientz, S Munson
CHI 2017 • pdf Best Paper Award (top 1%)

Staying the Course: System-Driven Lapse Management for Supporting Behavior Change
E Agapie, D Avrahami, J Marlow
CHI 2016 • pdfHonorable Mention Best Paper Award (top 5%)

PlanSourcing: Generating Behavior Change Plans with Friends and Crowds
E Agapie, L Colusso, S Munson, G Hsieh
CSCW 2016 • pdf

Crowdsourcing in the field: A case study using local crowds for event reporting
E Agapie, A Monroy-Hernandez, J Teevan
HCOMP 2015 • pdf Best Paper Award (top 1%)

Social Cues and Interest in Reading Political News Stories
E Agapie, S Munson
ICWSM 2015 • pdf