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

Recent News

CSCW 2019 Papers

CSCW 2019 Papers

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 Tool vs. Relational Hindrance: Exploring Why Some Social Media Users...
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Rivera Award

Rivera Award

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 terms of the accuracy in which she does her job....
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Privacy Workshop CFP

Privacy Workshop CFP

Privacy researchers, come join us at CSCW! CFP for networked privacy workshop in Austin, Texas Nov 9: “Ubiquitous Privacy: Research and Design for Mobile and IoT Platforms.” This one-day workshop aims to explore ubiquitous privacy research and design in the context of mobile and IoT by facilitating discourse among scholars...
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Razi HCII 2019

Razi HCII 2019

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 Combating Adolescent Sexting Behaviors," on behalf of herself and her...
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Camp Connect III

Camp Connect III

The STIR lab was invited to participate in UCF iSTEM's Camp Connect III summer event. Ph.D. student Karla Badillo-Urquiola led the week-long day camp, introducing the three high school students to the field of Human-Computer Interaction within Computer Science. STIR Lab student Zach Shea also introduced the students to the design...
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Ghosh Job Placement

Ghosh Job Placement

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 sensitive design approach to re-imagine mobile online safety apps for...
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ACM-W Committee

ACM-W Committee

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 recognizes a woman whose early-career research has had significant impact...
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Your Teen Article

Your Teen Article

Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski who was quoted in an article published by the Your Teen Magzine. This article discusses the ways that teens get around parental restrictions and techniques to manage teens' phone and social media use. Dr. Wisniewski explained, “My research has confirmed that when parents use more...
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WTG Mentoring Award

WTG Mentoring 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 Modeling and Simulation program studying Human-Computer Interaction. She will receive...
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STIR Potluck

STIR Potluck

Thanks to all of the STIR Lab students who came together for a summer potluck!  
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CSST 2019

CSST 2019

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 School. Way to go, Karla!  
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TIDRC Framework

TIDRC Framework

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 gap, in this project we conducted a meta-analysis to create...
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NASW Presentation

NASW Presentation

Congratulations to Karla Badillo-Urquiola for presenting her poster on "The Tensions of Keeping Foster Youth Safe Online" at the Social Work Conference 2019 hosted by The National Association of Social Workers.  
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Razi Ph.D. Candidate

Razi Ph.D. Candidate

Congratulations to STIR Lab Ph.D. student Afsaneh Razi on successfully passing her candidacy and being admitted into full doctoral status!
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NSF I-Corps Award

NSF I-Corps Award

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 discovery on a solution to improve risk detection algorithms for...
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Privacy Symposium

Privacy Symposium

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 challenges. The presenters are authors from a book to be...
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Stranger Danger Research

Stranger Danger Research

Congratulations to STIR Lab Ph.D. student Karla Badillo-Urquiola and her advisor Dr. Pamela Wisniewski on being featured in UCF Today for the research "Children Give Their Input on How to Make TikTok a Safer Platform for Youth". Link of the article: https://www.ucf.edu/news/children-give-input-make-tiktok-safer-platform-youth/
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Foster Youth Research

Foster Youth Research

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 teens in their homes. UCF Today Article: https://today.ucf.edu/foster-parents-teens-face-challenges-surfing-internet/ Karla Badillo-Urquiola...
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