Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski for being awarded the William R. Jones Outstanding Mentoring Award by the McKnight Foundation and the Florida Education Fund. We was nominated by her Ph.D. student Karla Badillo-Urquiola, who is a McKnight Fellow. Dr. Wisniewski
Congratulations to STIR Lab Ph.D. student Ms. Karla Badillo-Urquiola who received the Russel V. Ewald Award, which is presented by the McKnight Foundation and the Florida Education Fund to recognize academic excellence and community service. We are proud of Karla,
Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski who gave an invited presentation in Fort Wayne, Indiana at Parkview Medical Center’s 2019 “Teens and Screens: Taking Charge of Mental Health” event. Over 300 families and community members attended this wonderfully planned event. Dr.
The STIR Lab welcomes four new PhD students who joined the lab in Fall 2019. From left to right, standing in the picture below: Rajib Dey, Zainab Agha, Neeraj Chatlani, and Zach Shea. Also pictured in the front row, Karla
The STIR Lab would like to welcome Dr. Heidi Hartikainen who is joining our lab as Post Doctoral Research. She graduated from the University of Oulu in Finland and completed her dissertation work on the topic of child online safety.
Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski who was invited to teach a three day course on “Conducting Research with Teens: Methods and Findings in Adolescent Online Safety” at University of Oulu in Finland. She was excited to have this wonderful opportunity
Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski who was selected to serve as an Associate Editor for ACM Transactions on Social Computing. ACM Transactions on Social Computing (TSC) seeks to publish work that covers the full spectrum of social computing including theoretical,
Congratulations to Dr. Wisniewski, her students, and collaborators for two full papers that were accepted to CSCW 2019!! The papers will be presented during November 2019 in Austin, Texas. Page, X., Anaraky, R.G., Knijnenburg, B.P., and Wisniewski, P. (2019) “Pragmatic
Congratulations to Ms. Olga Rivera for winning the CECS Employee of the Semester Award! Dr. Wisniewski nominated Olga for this award due to Olga’s commitment to excellence at UCF and her support of the STIR Lab: “Olga is impeccable in
Congratulation to STIR Lab Ph.D. Candidate Afsaneh Razi on her presentation at HCII 2019 in Orlando, FL. She presented a paper entitled, “A Review of the Gaps and Opportunities of Nudity and Skin Detection Algorithmic Research for the Purpose of
Congratulations to Dr. Arup Kumar Ghosh! He accepted a position as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Computer Science at Jacksonville State University in Alabama. He will be starting this position in Fall 2019. Dr. Ghosh’s dissertation was using a value
Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski for being selected as the inaugural chair for ACM-W‘s Rising Star Award. She will be chairing a committee to select an early career woman researcher who has made fundamental contributions to Computer Science. The award
Congratulations to STIR Lab Ph.D. student Mrs. Karla Badillo-Urquiola and her advisor Dr. Pamela Wisniewski for being awarded the William T. Grant Mentoring Grant to support junior researchers of color. Mrs. Badillo-Urquiola is a third-year Ph.D. student in the UCF
Thanks to all of the STIR Lab students who came together for a summer potluck!
Congratulations to STIR Lab Ph.D. student Karla Badillo-Urquiola on being accepted and attending the Consortium for the Science of Sociotechnical Systems (CSST 2019)! She was one of 50 early career scholars who was competitively selected to attend the CSST Summer
Dr. Wisniewski, in collaboration with Dr. Lisa Anthony from the University of Florida’s INIT Lab recently published their work, which characterized the nature of the gap between research and practice for touchscreen interface design for children. To explore the research-practice
Congratulations to STIR Lab Ph.D. student Afsaneh Razi on successfully passing her candidacy and being admitted into full doctoral status!
Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski (PI, technical lead), Mr. Abhiditya Jha (Entrepreneurial Lead), and Ms. Robin Phelps (Industry Mentor) on being accepted to participate in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) I-Corps Teams program. They will receive $50,000 to conduct customer
We are pleased to announce the Industry & Academia Privacy Symposium on Monday, June 10th at Bentley University (greater Boston area) that will feature presentations and panels by leading privacy scholars, as well as practitioner perspectives on key online privacy
Congratulations to STIR Lab PhD student Karla Badillo-Urquiola and her advisor Dr. Pamela Wisniewski on being featured in UCF Today for their research that examined the unique challenges of foster parents when it comes to mediating the technology use of
Dr. Wisniewski participated in a Mixed Methods Workshop hosted at the University of Michigan and sponsored by the William T. Grant Foundation. The workshop provided practical and robust methodologies for integrating quantitative and qualitative research.
Dr. Wisniewski gave two invited research talks at the University of Michigan. First, she engaged with researchers from the Michigan Interactive and Social Computing (MISC) Group. Then, she presented her research to the Center for Human Growth and Development. Both
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
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
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
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,
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
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