Congratulations to STIR Lab Ph.D. students Naima Samreen, Sarvech Qadir, and their team on winning the first place prize of $4000 for their Virtual Reality class project titled “Accessibility Quest” in a competition held by Vanderbilt University. Their project aimed
Why is co-managing mobile online safety, security, and privacy among families important but challenging to implement? Dr. Pamela Wisniewski and Mamtaj Akter were invited to the MorningLine show on News Channel 5 to discuss this topic with Nick Beres. Please check out their discussion
Congratulations to STIR lab student Xavier Caddle on passing his Qualifying Review (QR) for Ph.D. in Computer Science this Fall! The Qualifying Review is the first milestone in the Ph.D. program in which the Graduate Committee evaluates the research and
Congratulations to the Senior Design Team for delivering their final presentation on the SafeLINC project. They designed and developed SafeLINC, an innovative mobile app that allows users to manage their mental health by creating safety plans. They presented this application to the
Congratulations to the Senior Design Team for delivering their final presentation on the Carebit project. They designed and developed Carebit v2, an innovative mobile app that allows people to remotely monitor their loved ones’ health information via Fitbit API. This app
Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski for getting featured by the Vanderbilt School of Engineering. Dr. Wisniewski shared some effective strategies for parents to limit their children’s screen time during the holidays. Check out this link to learn about those strategies:
Congratulations to STIR Lab Ph.D. student Xavier Caddle on getting his first dissertation paper “Duty to Respond: The Challenges Social Service Providers Face When Charged With Keeping Youth Safe Online” accepted at GROUP 2023. In this work, Caddle collaborated with
Congratulations to Zainab Agha, Dr. Karla Badillo-Urquiola, and Dr. Pamela Wisniewski for getting their paper “Strike at the Root: Co-designing Real-Time Social Media Interventions for Adolescent Online Risk Prevention” accepted at CSCW 2023. Strike at the Root: Co-designing Real-Time Social
Congratulations to the STIR Lab researchers and the collaborators on getting two full papers, one poster, and three demos accepted at CSCW 2022. From Parental Control to Joint Family Oversight: Can Parents and Teens Manage Mobile Online Safety and Privacy
Congratulation to STIR Lab Ph.D. student Neeraj Chatlani for leading a week-long camp connect program at the UCF. Through this program, Orlando school children engage in UX/UI design and research with some hands-on exercises that were led by Neeraj and
Congratulations to Dr. Drishti Sharma, Dr. Krista Mehari, Dr. Jennifer Doty, Dr. Nandini Sharma, and Dr. Pamela Wisniewski for getting their new book published titled “Cyberbullying and Digital Safety”. The digital version of this book is available at this link:
Congratulations to STIR Lab undergraduate student, Zachary Miller, for presenting his research work at the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Showcase. His poster titled “Evaluating Usability: Mobile Collaborative Safety Planning for Youth Suicide Prevention” was mentored by the STIR Lab
Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski for being invited to serve on the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) leadership council. The mission of the Computing Research Association’s Computing Community Consortium (CCC, https://cra.org/ccc/) is to enable the pursuit of innovative, high-impact computing research
Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski for serving as a Senior Technical Expert for Terre des Homes Netherlands’ report on “Child safety by design that works against online sexual exploitation of children.” To check out the full report, please click here.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion selects Dr. Pamela Wisniewski to serve as theDiversity and Inclusion Ambassador for the College of Engineering & Computer Science.
Congratulations to STIR Lab undergraduate student Camila Acevedo Carrillo for receiving the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. She is featured on the University of Central Florida Colleges & Campus webpage.
Dr. Pamela Wisniewski was invited to the University of Waterloo to present her research work on Promoting Adolescent Online Safety and Privacy through Human-Centered Computing.
Congratulations to Dr. Karla Badillo for being featured on the UCF Student Life. She is going to join the University of Notre Dame as an Assistant Professor (tenure-track).
Dr. Pamela Wisniewski participated in a CHI 2022 panel with Dr. Douglas Zytco, Dr. Shion Guha, Dr. Eric Baumer, and Dr. Min Kyung Lee to discuss how participatory design can be applied to AI systems. Participatory Design of AI Systems:
Congratulations to Ashwaq Alsoubai and her MOSafely Senior Design group for being nominated as Semi-Finalist out of 118 Senior Design projects. They created a social media risk detection dashboard that provides users risk assessments of their social media conversations.
Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski, Ashwaq Alsoubai, Dr. Afsaneh Razi, and Xavier Caddle who presented at the CRASSH Webinar: Children and Artificial Intelligence: risks, opportunities and the future at the University of Cambridge. The title of the presentation was “Youth
Congratulations to the STIR Lab undergrad student Ritesh Chandrasekaran for successfully defending his Honors Undergraduate Thesis in Biomedical Sciences. His thesis title is “Differential Workload Levels using Primary and Secondary Tasks in VR.”
Three STIR Lab students of DIVE program (Discover, Immerse, Visualize, and Excel in STEM program), Carl Antoine, Taylor Moraguez, and Sebastian Perez, presented their research work at the CECS ODI (Office of Diversity & Inclusion) Scholar’s Showcase. Taylor Moraguez’s poster title was “How
Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski! Her co-authored journal article titled “The Advantages of Virtual Dogs Over Virtual People: Using Augmented Reality to Provide Social Support in Stressful Situations” got published in the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (IJHCS)! In this article, she
Congratulations to STIR Lab undergrad Zachary Miller who got awarded the 2022 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
Congratulations to our STIR Lab student Taylor Moraguez for successfully defending her Honors Undergraduate Thesis!
Congratulations to the STIR Lab MS student Joshua Gracie for successfully defending his Master’s Thesis in Computer Science. His thesis title is “Leveraging Human Centered Insight and Vision Transformers To Understand and Detect Online Risks in Teens’ Private Social Media