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

Recent News

People’s Choice Award

People’s Choice Award

Congratulations to Chhaya Chouhan, a first-year Ph.D. student in the STIR Lab. She won the People's Choice Poster Presentation Award at UCF's Graduate Research Forum. Her poster was on, "Community Oversight as a Mechanism for Helping People Make Privacy and Security Decisions," and was partially funded by the Secure and...
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Washington Post Article

Washington Post Article

Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski who was interviewed and quoted in an article published by the Washington Post. Dr. Wisniewski explained, “In some ways we’re treating teens more like children, just because we have technology that allows us to. Just because you can do something does not mean you should....
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2019 UCF SURE

2019 UCF SURE

Congratulations to Christy LaPerriere, Zaina Aljallad, Jaclyn Abraham, Tim Dinh, Thomas Lukas, Amy Godfrey, Hannah Main, Elizabeth Maspoch, and Zach Shea for presenting their posters at the 2019 UCF Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence  
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STIR Lab Tours

STIR Lab Tours

The STIR Lab PhD students showcased our current research projects and encouraged undergraduate EXCEL students to get involved in research. Great job Karla Badillo-Urquiola, Afsaneh Razi, Abhiditya Jha, Kevin Pfeil, and Sheikh Nabil Mohammad for running the tours.  Afsaneh, Karla, and Nabil leading a tour Karla and Kevin leading a...
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Reach for the Stars

Reach for the Stars

Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski for being a Reach for the Stars recipient at UCF's Founder's Day Convocation. The UCF Reach for the Stars Award honors and rewards highly successful research and creative activity accomplished by early-career university professionals. These annual awards are determined by the president and do not...
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Team Building

Team Building

Go team! As part of the UCF Outdoor Adventures program,the STIR Lab completed team building activities and a rigorous high ropes course. Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski and the STIR Lab students Afsaneh Razi, Denielle Abaquita, Zach Shea, Irina Lediaeva, Abhiditya Jha, Nabil Mohammad, Thomas Lukas, Karla Badillo-Urquiola,and Chhaya Chouhan...
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NSF CAREER Award

NSF CAREER Award

Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski on receiving her National Science Foundation CAREER Award (#1844881) for her work entitled, "Safety by Design; Protecting Adolescents from Online Risks. She will receive $550,000 over the span of five years to complete this important project.
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Invited Guest Speaker

Invited Guest Speaker

The Socio-Technical Interaction Research (STIR) Lab and the Participatory Research and Design Network (PRDN) invite you to a special talk on Participatory Design Methods for Children given by Dr. Elizabeth Bonsignore from the University of Maryland. There will be FREE pizza! STIR Lab Invited Speaker Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Bonsignore University...
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CHI 2019 Best Paper

CHI 2019 Best Paper

Congratulations to Karla Badillo-Urquiola, Xinru Page, and Pamela Wisniewski for receiving a Best Paper Award for their paper entitled, "Risk vs. Restriction: The Tension between Providing a Sense of Normalcy and Keeping Foster Teens Safe Online." The paper will be presented at Glasgow, UK at the ACM CHI Conference on Human...
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IAC Poster Presentation

IAC Poster Presentation

Congratulations to STIR Lab students Christy LaPerriere, Zaina Aljallad, Chhaya Chouhan, and their advisor Dr. Pamela Wisniewski for the poster presentation entitled, "Community Oversight for Privacy and Security" at the 2019 Information Architecture Conference in Orlando, FL. Christy and Zaina are undergraduate students at UCF, and we are proud of...
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IA Conference 2019

IA Conference 2019

Congratulations to Drs. Pamela Wisniewski and Xinru Page on their co-presentation at the Information Architecture Conference 2019 in Orlando, FL. They presented on "Creating a Gateway for Purposeful Privacy Design" with the intent of building bridges between academia and industry in regard to privacy research and design.
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University of Illinois Fellow

University of Illinois Fellow

Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski for being selected as a Research Fellow by the iSchool at University of Illinios at Champaign-Urbana. She will deliver the 2019 Gryphon Lecture on Friday, March 8, at the iSchool. Sponsored annually by The Center for Children's Books (CCB), the lecture features a leading scholar...
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RSA Conference

RSA Conference

Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski who was invited to speak on a panel about "Security, Privacy and Human Behavior" at the RSA Conference 2019 by Dr. Lorrie Cranor. Dr. Wisniewski's presentation was entitled, "Making Privacy Personal: Profiling Users’ Privacy Management Strategies on Social Networking Sites." You can download her a...
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Mentoring Workshop

Mentoring Workshop

Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski and her Ph.D. students Karla Badillo-Urquiola and Afsaneh Razi on being invited to participant in the William T. Grant Foundation mentoring workshop for Scholars of Color held in Santa Monica, CA. We learned valuable ways to Pay It Forward and support one another's success as...
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USEC 2019

USEC 2019

Congratulations to STIR Lab students Muhammad Safi, Zaina Aljallad, Abhiditya Jha, Chhaya Chouhan, Christy LaPerriere, and their advisor Dr. Pamela Wisniewski, as well as their collaborators on their full papers that were accepted to the the 2019 NDSS Workshop on Usable Security and Privacy (USEC 2019). Safi, M.I., Jha, A.,...
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IUIoT 2019 Workshop

IUIoT 2019 Workshop

Congratulations to STIR Lab Ph.D. student Abhiditya Jha, his advisor Dr. Pamela Wisniewski, and their collaborators Drs. Jessica Kropczynski and Heather Lipford on their workshop position paper entitled, "An Exploration on Sharing Smart Home Devices Beyond the Home," which will be presented at the IUIoT Workshop at the ACM IUI...
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Penn State Talk

Penn State Talk

Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski who was invited to Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology to present on her research related to adolescents and online safety.
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New ACM IMWUT Article

New ACM IMWUT Article

Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski, her student Muhammad Safi, and their collaborators Dr. Xinru Page, Paritosh Bahirat, and Dr. Bart P. Knijnenburg for their new journal article titled, "The Internet of What?: Understanding Differences in Perceptions and Adoption for the Internet of Things," which was published in the proceedings of the...
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