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Harvard Hosts Dr.Wisniewski 

Harvard Hosts Dr.Wisniewski 

Dr. Pamela Wisniewski participated as a panelist at the Harvard Undergraduate UNICEF Club Conference: 'Empowering Humanity.' The conference aims to enlighten, foster reflective thinking, and spark discussions on the educational obstacles encountered by countless children globally. It also explores the connections and root causes of educational disparities, such as conflict,...
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AI Ethics Book Chapter

AI Ethics Book Chapter

Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski who has contributed to a newly published book, titled "Trolley Crash: Approaching Key Metrics for Ethical AI Practitioners, Researchers, and Policy Makers" as one of the chapter authors. She collaborated on the third chapter, "Boiling the Frog: Ethical Leniency due to Prior Exposure to Technology,"...
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STIR Lab CHI Papers

STIR Lab CHI Papers

Congratulations to the STIR Lab researchers and their collaborators on getting five full papers conditionally accepted at CHI 2024. The papers' titles, abstracts, and authors are as follows: "I'm gonna KMS": From Imminent Risk to Youth Joking about Suicide and Self-Harm via Social Media Authors:Naima Samreen Ali, Sarvech Qadir, Ashwaq Alsoubai,...
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Dr.Wisniewski at The White House

Dr.Wisniewski at The White House

Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski on being a part of a White House panel hosted by the Task Force on Kids Online Health and Safety. The panel hosted several other distinguished panelists and was also attended by the Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Vivek Murthy. Assistant Secretary Davidson's...
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CDT Welcomes Dr. Wisniewski

CDT Welcomes Dr. Wisniewski

The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) has announced that Dr. Pamela Wisniewski will be joining their Non-Resident Fellows Program. Dr. Wisniewski will join eight other distinguished researchers from diverse organizations and backgrounds, highlighting the far-reaching influence of technology on various facets of everyday life. The Center for Democracy &...
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Alsoubai Joins ELEVATE Program

Alsoubai Joins ELEVATE Program

Congratulations to our Ph.D. candidate Ashwaq Alsoubai for getting accepted into the ELEVATE leadership program at Vanderbilt University next Spring. The ELEVATE program provides a collaborative environment for senior students to explore critical leadership concepts and skills.
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CHI 2024 Case Study

CHI 2024 Case Study

Congratulations to Naima Ali, Zainab Agha, Neeraj Chatlani, Jinkyung Park, and Pamela Wisniewski on their recent CHI case study acceptance. The case study involved working with seven teens (15-17 years old) in a Youth Advisory Board program for over a year, The authors involved teens in online safety research where...
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Alghamdi Passes Candidacy

Alghamdi Passes Candidacy

Congratulations to our Ph.D. student Leena Alghamdi on passing her Candidacy Exam for Ph.D. in Computer Engineering at the University of Central Florida. The Candidacy Exam is the second milestone in the Ph.D. program in which the Graduate Committee evaluates the literature review, research progress, and proposed dissertation studies of...
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Andy’s MOSafely Poster

Andy’s MOSafely Poster

Congratulations to Stirlab Undergraduate student Andy Niser who presented MoSafely study poster at the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair. He shared insights about the MOSafely Stakeholder Project and some of the major findings.
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FOX Hosts Wisniewski

FOX Hosts Wisniewski

"Kids making threats at school is nothing new, what's so concerning now is the speed and scale others on social media promote these behaviors,"  Dr. Wisniewski talks to FOX 35 about a recent incident in Florida involving an 11 years boy who fabricated bomb threat because of TikTok. The middle...
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Caddle Passes Candidacy

Caddle Passes Candidacy

Congratulations to our Ph.D. student Xavier Caddle on passing his Candidacy Exam for Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Central Florida. The Candidacy Exam is the second milestone in the Ph.D. program in which the Graduate Committee evaluates the literature review, research progress, and proposed dissertation studies of...
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Agha Earns Her Mug

Agha Earns Her Mug

Congratulations to STIR lab PhD candidate Zainab Agha for earning her lab mug gift! Receiving a mug from the lab is a tradition that the lab does to honor students who successfully published the first study in their dissertation.
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The Lab Publishes New Posters

The Lab Publishes New Posters

Congratulations to Zainab Agha, Kelsey Miu, Sophia Piper, Jinkyung Park, and Pamela J. Wisniewski on successfully publishing their conference poster at CSCW '23 Companion: Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. The publication titled "Co-Designing User Personas and Risk Scenarios for Evaluating Adolescent Online Safety Interventions" provides an in-depth understanding...
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STIR Lab Presents at CSCW

STIR Lab Presents at CSCW

STIR lab is going to present four papers at CSCW 2023. The conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel in Minneapolis, MN USA between October 14 – 18. The four papers the lab is presenting are as follows: “Strike at the Root”: Co-designing Real-Time Social Media Interventions...
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Alghamdi Earns Her Mug

Alghamdi Earns Her Mug

Congratulations to STIR lab PhD Student Leena Alghamdi for earning her lab mug gift! Receiving a mug from the lab is a tradition that the lab does to honor students who successfully published the first study in their dissertation.
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Agha’s Medium Article

Agha’s Medium Article

"We provide teen-centered design-based recommendations based on co-design with teens that break from the status quo of victim protection, emphasizing on risk prevention and teen empowerment, rather than treating teens like victims.," Says Zinab Agha, a fifth-year PhD candidate, as part of a recently published article in Medium, which is...
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STIR Lab Impact Award

STIR Lab Impact Award

Congratulations to Afsaneh Razi, Ashwaq Alsoubai, Seunghyun Kim, Shiza Ali, Gianluca Stringhini, Munmun De Choudhury, and  Pamela Wisniewski for receiving an impact recognition award at the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2023). The team was recognized for their work: "Sliding into My DMs: Detecting Uncomfortable or Unsafe Sexual Risk...
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Caddle Earns His Mug

Caddle Earns His Mug

Congratulations to STIR lab PhD Student Xavier Caddle for earning his lab mug gift! Receiving a mug from the lab is a tradition that the lab does to honor students who successfully published the first study in their dissertation.
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