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

Recent News

Marchioli Impact Award

Marchioli Impact Award

Congratulations to Dr. Wisniewki on being awarded the Spring 2020 Marchioli Collective Impact Innovation Award for her work in creating UCF's User Experience Academy! The iUX Academy is an integrative learning initiative created by Dr. Wiskniewski to provide students with real-world experience in User Experience (UX) design via consulting for...
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Badillo – Grad Student Panel

Badillo – Grad Student Panel

Karla Badillo-Urquiola recently participated as a panelist for UCF's Academic Advancement Programs. The panel, which focused on Applying to and Succeeding in Grad School, had grad students like Karla share their insights on the graduate application process and the graduate student experience, including the challenges they've faced and their future...
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Wisniewski UCF RIA

Wisniewski UCF RIA

Congratulations to Dr. Wisniewski on the reception of UCF's Research Incentive Award for the period 2019-2020! This award recognizes contributions to UCF's goal of achieving prominence in research and creative activities. With the institutional intent of doubling research funding, and doubling national and international recognition of faculty over the next...
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CHI Position Paper Accepted

CHI Position Paper Accepted

Congratulations to Dr. Wisniewski and her students, Afsaneh Razi, Zainab Agha, and Neeraj Chatlani, for the acceptance of a position paper into the CHI 2020 Networked Privacy Workshop! These papers will be part of the workshop, which seeks to facilitate discourse around alternative ways of thinking about ­privacy and power,...
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Aljallad accepts NCR position

Aljallad accepts NCR position

The STIR Lab is proud to announce that Zaina Aljallad, one of our undergraduate students, has accepted a position as a UX researcher for NCR in Atlanta! As Zaina prepares for her graduation, she took some time to reflect on her experiences with the lab: "Working at the STIR lab...
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Karla Badillo UCF Highlight

Karla Badillo UCF Highlight

Congratulations to STIR Lab Ph.D. student Karla Badillo-Urquiola on being featured in a UCF news article as part of a series of Stories Of Impact+Innovation. The article highlights Karla's work on both empowering teens in the foster care system to have more control of their online safety, and also her...
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Badillo – Order of Pegasus

Badillo – Order of Pegasus

Congratulations to Karla Badillo-Urquiola on being selected for induction into UCF's Order of Pegasus! The Order of Pegasus is the most prestigious award a student can attain at the University of Central Florida. Graduate students like Karla are selected for this award based on academic achievement, professional or community service,...
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Afsaneh Razi UCF Highlight

Afsaneh Razi UCF Highlight

Congratulations to STIR Lab Ph.D. student Afsaneh Razi on being featured in a UCF news article as part of a series on Stories of Impact+Innovation. The article highlights Afsaneh's work at the intersection of human-computer interaction and machine learning. “Teens encounter online sexual solicitations quite often,” says Razi. “With my...
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CHI Late Breaking Works

CHI Late Breaking Works

Congratulations to Dr. Wisniewski and her students, Afsaneh Razi, Rajib Dey, Zainab Agha and Neeraj Chatlani, for two extended abstracts that were accepted into CHI 2020's Late Breaking Works! These papers will be presented in April at CHI 2020 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The acceptance rate for 2020 LBW's was 41.8%....
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EXCEL Lab Visits in March

EXCEL Lab Visits in March

The STIR Lab is excited to announce the dates on which we will be holding lab visits for UCF's EXCEL students, for STEM Seminar II: Dates: March 17th, March 24th, March 31st Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Location: Barbara Ying Center (CMMS), Room 112 During lab visits, Dr. Wisniewski...
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Dr. Wisniewski on Mentorship

Dr. Wisniewski on Mentorship

It's National Mentoring Month and we celebrate Dr. Wisniewski for inspiring and guiding her students to success. She was recently highlighted by UCF for her impact on students: “I want to give as many students as possible the opportunity to do research and something impactful for the world,” Wisniewski says....
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Social Media Panel

Social Media Panel

STIR Lab PhD candidate, Karla Badillo-Urquiola, was invited to participate on a panel at Orlando's 12th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day and Film Festival. The panel, titled "Impact of Social Media Addiction - A Trafficker's Playground" discussed common patterns of social media use among children, the role the internet can...
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STIR Lab Undergrads

STIR Lab Undergrads

With the new year properly started, the STIR Lab undergraduate students have all begun their own research projects and are well on their way toward a productive semester! Even with busy schedules, everyone was able to find time for a group photo to start the year off right. Best of...
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New Year’s Resolutions!

New Year’s Resolutions!

After a restful winter break, the STIR lab is back in action for a productive new year! All our PhD students and Dr. Wisniewski have made their New Year's resolutions and are looking forward to launching new studies in the coming weeks. If you are interested in participating in our...
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CHI 2020 Privacy Workshop

CHI 2020 Privacy Workshop

Privacy researchers, come join us at SIGCHI 2020! This is a Call for Participation for the networked privacy workshop in Honolulu, HI, April 26th: "Privacy and Power: Acknowledging the Important of Privacy Research and Design for Vulnerable Populations" The aim of this one-day workshop is to facilitate discourse around alternative...
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GROUP 2020

GROUP 2020

Congratulations to STIR Lab PhD candidates Karla Badillo-Urquiola and Afsaneh Razi, undergraduate student Denielle Abaquita, Dr. Pamela Wisniewski, and their collaborators for having their research presented at the GROUP 2020 conference in Sanibel Island, Florida. Karla Badillo-Urquiola and Afsaneh Razi attending GROUP 2020 Karla Badillo-Urquiola presenting research on "Children's Perspectives...
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ACM Senior Membership

ACM Senior Membership

Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski who was recognized as an ACM Senior Member. The Senior Members Grade recognizes those ACM members with at least 10 years of professional experience and 5 years of continuous Professional Membership who have demonstrated performance through technical leadership, and technical or professional contributions. Dr. Pamela...
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Privacy Research Network

Privacy Research Network

Congratulations to Drs. Louise Barkhuus (PI) and her Co-PI collaborators Drs. Pamela Wisniewski, Yang Wang, Bart Knijnenburg, Heather Lipford, and Xinru Page on the $44,000 in seed funding from the Ministry of Higher Education and Science in Denmark for "Cultivating A User-Centered Research Network on Managing Digital Security and Privacy from Cross-Cultural...
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