Dr. Pamela Wisniewski, Director of the STIR Lab and iUX Academy

Recent News

CRA-W 2019!

CRA-W 2019!

Congratulations to Karla Badillo-Urquiola, Chhaya Chouhan, and Afsaneh Razi for being selected to attend the CRA-W Grad Cohort for Women 2019 !
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Tech Fee Award

Tech Fee Award

Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski and her students! Their technology fee proposal, titled HCI_UX Student Instruction, was selected by the Technology Fee Committee for funding in the amount of$152,470.39. A special thanks to Andrew Talone for leading the proposal writing.
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UCF’s Top 10 Research

UCF’s Top 10 Research

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Arup K. Ghosh's dissertation research advised by Dr. Pamela Wisniewski on adolescent online safety and mobile parental control apps was ranked among UCF’s Top 10 Research Findings of 2018. We would also like to thank co-author Karla Badillo-Urquiola (STIR Lab Ph.D. student) and our...
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Knights of Distinction

Knights of Distinction

Congratulations to Christy Laperriere for being selected as a member of the Knights of Distinction program!
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New HCII 2019 Publications!

New HCII 2019 Publications!

Congratulations to Dr. Wisniewski, her students (Karla Badillo-Urquiola, Arup K. Ghosh, Larry Morales, Afsaneh Razi, Uzair Tariq), and their collaborators on their recently published conference full-papers at HCII 2019!   Tariq, M.U., Razi, A., Badillo-Urquiola, K., and Wisniewski, P. (2018). "A Review of the Gaps and Opportunities of Nudity and...
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Best Paper Award!

Best Paper Award!

Congratulations to Myungho Lee, Nahal Norouzi, Dr.Gerd Bruder, Dr. Pamela Wisniewski, and Dr. Gregory Welch on winning a best paper award at the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology 2018! Paper Title: "The Physical-Virtual Table: Exploring the Effects of a Virtual Human's Physical Influence on Social Interaction."  ...
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Grad Day @STIR Lab!

Grad Day @STIR Lab!

Congratulations to Chhaya Chouhan, a first-year Ph.D. student in the STIR Lab, who was invited to serve on the grad panel for CECS's Grad Open House Day! With the help of her lab mates (Kevin, Zach, and Zaina), Chhaya showcased our current research projects and encouraged the prospective graduate students to...
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Muhammad Safi MS Defense

Muhammad Safi MS Defense

Congratulations to Muhammad Safi, Dr. Wisniewski's student who successfully defended his masters thesis entitled, "Examining Users' Application Permissions on Android Mobile Devices."
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Happy Bday Dr. W!

Happy Bday Dr. W!

The STIR Lab celebrated Dr. W's birthday today by surprising her with some cupcakes and cake! Happy Birthday Dr. W!
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New Journal Publications!

New Journal Publications!

Congratulations to Dr. Wisniewski and her collaborators on their recently published journal articles!   McHugh, B.C., Wisniewski, P. , Rosson, M.B., and Carroll, J.M. (2018) “When Social Media Traumatizes Teens: The Roles of Online Risk Exposure, Coping, and Post-Traumatic Stress,” Internet Research, 28(5), pp. 1169–88. doi: 10.1108/IntR-02-2017-0077   Page. X.,...
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Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski who was invited to the UCF Board of Trustees Meeting to present on her accomplishments in the fields of Human-Computer Interaction and User Experience. She gave a presentation on some of the great things students in the STIR Lab and iUX Academy have done in...
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New NSF-Funded Project

New NSF-Funded Project

Congratulations to Drs. Pamela Wisniewski (Principal Investigator), Sriram Chellappan (Co-Principal Investigator), Munmun De Choudhury (Co-Principal Investigator), and Karl MacMillan (Co-Principal Investigator) on their newly awarded, National Science Foundation funded (#1827700), research project entitled, “PFI-RP: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Detecting Adolescent Online Risks” The research team will receive $750,000 over the...
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CSCW18 Workshop CFP

CSCW18 Workshop CFP

Privacy researchers, come join us at CSCW! CFP for networked privacy workshop in Jersey City, Nov 3: “Privacy in Context: Critically Engaging with Theory to Guide Privacy Research and Design.” This one-day workshop will facilitate discourse around key privacy theories and frameworks that can inform privacy research with the goal...
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New NSF-funded Project

New NSF-funded Project

Congratulations to Drs. Pamela Wisniewski, Heather Lipford, and Jessica Kropczynski on their newly awarded, National Science Foundation funded (#1814439), research project entitled, "SaTC: CORE: Small: Collaborative: Leveraging community oversight to enhance collective efficacy for privacy and security." The research team will receive $547,955 over the course of three years to...
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Best Poster Award

Best Poster Award

Congratulations to Karla Badillo-Urquiola and her team (Diva Smriti, Brenna McNally, Evan Golub, Elizabeth Bonsignore, and Pamela Wisniewski) on winning the best poster award at the Fourteenth Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS 2018)! Poster Title: “Co-Designing with Children to Address “Stranger Danger” on Musical.ly”
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WFTV Channel 9 Interview

WFTV Channel 9 Interview

Dr. Pamela Wisniewski was interviewed by WFTV Channel 9, an ABC affiliate, on important research that she is conducting with her students Karla Badillo-Urquiola, Arup Kumar Ghosh, and Abhiditya Jha on Foster Youth, Sex Trafficking, and Mobile Online Safety. Watch the video below!
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UNCC Summer REU

UNCC Summer REU

Congratulations to Zaina Aljallad and Wentao Guo for winning first place at the poster competition for the REU at UNC Charlotte. Zaina is an undergraduate Computer Science student and a member of the STIR Lab.  
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Shea Receives Scholarship

Shea Receives Scholarship

Congratulations to Zach Shea for receiving the 2018 Integrative Learning Scholarship recognition! Zach is a member of the STIR Lab and the iUX Academy and was nominated for this award by Dr. Wisniewski. Great job, Zach for a job well-done!
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