Dr. Pamela Wisniewski participated as a panelist at the Harvard Undergraduate UNICEF Club Conference: ‘Empowering Humanity.’ The conference aims to enlighten, foster reflective thinking, and spark discussions on the educational obstacles encountered by countless children globally. It also explores the
Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski who has contributed to a newly published book, titled “Trolley Crash: Approaching Key Metrics for Ethical AI Practitioners, Researchers, and Policy Makers” as one of the chapter authors. She collaborated on the third chapter, “Boiling
Congratulations to the STIR Lab researchers and their collaborators on getting five full papers conditionally accepted at CHI 2024. The papers’ titles, abstracts, and authors are as follows: “I’m gonna KMS”: From Imminent Risk to Youth Joking about Suicide and Self-Harm
Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski on being a part of a White House panel hosted by the Task Force on Kids Online Health and Safety. The panel hosted several other distinguished panelists and was also attended by the Surgeon General
The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) has announced that Dr. Pamela Wisniewski will be joining their Non-Resident Fellows Program. Dr. Wisniewski will join eight other distinguished researchers from diverse organizations and backgrounds, highlighting the far-reaching influence of technology on
Congratulations to our Ph.D. candidate Ashwaq Alsoubai for getting accepted into the ELEVATE leadership program at Vanderbilt University next Spring. The ELEVATE program provides a collaborative environment for senior students to explore critical leadership concepts and skills.
Congratulations to Naima Ali, Zainab Agha, Neeraj Chatlani, Jinkyung Park, and Pamela Wisniewski on their recent CHI case study acceptance. The case study involved working with seven teens (15-17 years old) in a Youth Advisory Board program for over a
Congratulations to our Ph.D. student Leena Alghamdi on passing her Candidacy Exam for Ph.D. in Computer Engineering at the University of Central Florida. The Candidacy Exam is the second milestone in the Ph.D. program in which the Graduate Committee evaluates
Congratulations to Stirlab Undergraduate student Andy Niser who presented MoSafely study poster at the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair. He shared insights about the MOSafely Stakeholder Project and some of the major findings.
“Kids making threats at school is nothing new, what’s so concerning now is the speed and scale others on social media promote these behaviors,” Dr. Wisniewski talks to FOX 35 about a recent incident in Florida involving an 11 years
Congratulations to our Ph.D. student Xavier Caddle on passing his Candidacy Exam for Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Central Florida. The Candidacy Exam is the second milestone in the Ph.D. program in which the Graduate Committee evaluates
Congratulations to STIR lab PhD candidate Zainab Agha for earning her lab mug gift! Receiving a mug from the lab is a tradition that the lab does to honor students who successfully published the first study in their dissertation.
Congratulations to Zainab Agha, Kelsey Miu, Sophia Piper, Jinkyung Park, and Pamela J. Wisniewski on successfully publishing their conference poster at CSCW ’23 Companion: Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. The publication titled “Co-Designing User Personas and Risk Scenarios
STIR lab is going to present four papers at CSCW 2023. The conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel in Minneapolis, MN USA between October 14 – 18. The four papers the lab is presenting are as
Congratulations to STIR lab PhD Student Leena Alghamdi for earning her lab mug gift! Receiving a mug from the lab is a tradition that the lab does to honor students who successfully published the first study in their dissertation.
“We provide teen-centered design-based recommendations based on co-design with teens that break from the status quo of victim protection, emphasizing on risk prevention and teen empowerment, rather than treating teens like victims.,” Says Zinab Agha, a fifth-year PhD candidate, as
Congratulations to Afsaneh Razi, Ashwaq Alsoubai, Seunghyun Kim, Shiza Ali, Gianluca Stringhini, Munmun De Choudhury, and Pamela Wisniewski for receiving an impact recognition award at the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2023). The team was recognized for their work:
Congratulations to STIR lab PhD Student Xavier Caddle for earning his lab mug gift! Receiving a mug from the lab is a tradition that the lab does to honor students who successfully published the first study in their dissertation.
“Designing features that let users block others and limit the audience for specific posts allow kids and teens to take the reins of their own safety—which is critical,” Says Dr. Wisniewski as part of an article featured in Scientific American
“Youth are almost desensitized to some of the violent language that’s out there. So, they’ll bully each other to say, ‘go kill yourself’ or, ‘I’m gonna kill myself’ in conversations that are in group conversations that are joking, and so
“As parents and educators, it is our job to teach Autistic teens these skills, so that they can become well-formed and independent adults. Autistic teens can disproportionately benefit and be harmed online; therefore, it is important to take evidence-based precautions
Congratulations to STIR lab PhD candidate Zainab Agha for winning the Gary Marsden Travel Awards to attend the CSCW conference. The Gary Marsden Travel Awards support graduate students in attending ACM SIGCHI conferences.
“Now it’s not just trying to protect youth online from bad actors who are real people, it’s also trying to understand the types of interactions they are having with these generative AI and open source chat platforms,” Dr. Wisniewski talks