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

Recent News

Mentoring Award

Mentoring Award

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 attended the award ceremony in Tampa, FL to receive her...
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Badillo-Urquiola Award

Badillo-Urquiola Award

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, all of her accomplishments, and everything she has given back...
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Teens and Screens

Teens and Screens

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. Wisniewski spoke about her research on taking a resilience-based approach...
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CSCW 2019 Demo

CSCW 2019 Demo

Congratulations to STIR Lab students Zachary Shea, Zaina Aljallad, David Taylor, and Chhaya Chouhan, and Dr. Wisniewski for the acceptance of their demonstration at CSCW 2019. The demo showcases Carebit, a mobile app for remote, informal caregiving using Fitbit technology. Shea, Z., Aljallad, Z., Taylor, D., Chouhan, C., and Wisniewski, P. (2019)...
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New PhD Students

New PhD Students

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 Badillo-Urquiola, Dr. Pamela Wisniewski, and Afsaneh Razi. Not pictured, Kevin...
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Welcome Heidi!

Welcome Heidi!

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. We are excited to work with Heidi and welcome to...
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Oulu, Finland

Oulu, Finland

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 to engage with Ph.D. students in Finland and thankful for...
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Associate Editor TSC

Associate Editor TSC

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, empirical, systems, and design research contributions. Dr. Wisniewski is excited...
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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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