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

Recent News

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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Mixed Methods Workshop

Mixed Methods Workshop

Dr. Wisniewski participated in a Mixed Methods Workshop hosted at the University of Michigan and sponsored by the William T. Grant Foundation. The workshop provided practical and robust methodologies for integrating quantitative and qualitative research.
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Online Safety Event

Online Safety Event

The STIR lab was invited to English Estates Elementary School's internet safety event. Ph.D. student Karla Badillo-Urquiola gave a talk about the importance of online safety and strategies for technology mediation between parents and their children.  Chhaya Chouhan and Afsaneh Razi facilitated parents and children group discussions. The STIR Lab is...
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University of Michigan

University of Michigan

Dr. Wisniewski gave two invited research talks at the University of Michigan. First, she engaged with researchers from the Michigan Interactive and Social Computing (MISC) Group. Then, she presented her research to the Center for Human Growth and Development. Both were great groups who engaged with the research and its...
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CRA-W Grad Cohort

CRA-W Grad Cohort

Congratulations to Chhaya Chouhan,  Karla Badillo-Urquiola, and Afsaneh Razi for their acceptance to attend 2019 CRA-W Grad Cohort. They presented their posters at the event, which was held in Chicago, IL. Poster Presentations: Chouhan, C.*, Aljallad, Z.*, LaPerriere, C.*, and Wisniewski, P. †, (2019) “Designing Features to Collaboratively Manage Mobile App Permissions.”...
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People’s Choice Award

People’s Choice Award

Congratulations to Chhaya Chouhan, a first-year Ph.D. student in the STIR Lab. She won the People's Choice Poster Presentation Award at UCF's Graduate Research Forum. Her poster was on, "Community Oversight as a Mechanism for Helping People Make Privacy and Security Decisions," and was partially funded by the Secure and...
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Washington Post Article

Washington Post Article

Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski who was interviewed and quoted in an article published by the Washington Post. Dr. Wisniewski explained, “In some ways we’re treating teens more like children, just because we have technology that allows us to. Just because you can do something does not mean you should....
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Grad Research Forum 2019

Grad Research Forum 2019

Congratulations to STIR Lab graduate students Abhiditya Jha, Irina Lediaeva, Karla Badillo-Urquiola, and Chhaya Chouhan for presenting their posters at the 2019 UCF Graduate Research Forum. Lediaeva, I. , Badillo-Urquiola, K., Shea, Z. , and Wisniewski, P. †, (2019) "Co-designing EMA Diary Study Mobile App with Teens and their Parents." Chouhan, C.*, Aljallad,...
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2019 UCF SURE

2019 UCF SURE

Congratulations to STIR Lab undergraduate students Christy LaPerriere, Zaina Aljallad, Jaclyn Abraham, Tim Dinh, Thomas Lukas, Amy Godfrey, Hannah Main, Elizabeth Maspoch, and Zach Shea for presenting their posters at the 2019 UCF Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence. Maspoch, E.*, Badillo-Urquiola, K.*, Edwards, J., and Wisniewski, P. †, (2019) “Children’s Evaluations...
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STIR Lab Tours

STIR Lab Tours

The STIR Lab PhD students showcased our current research projects and encouraged undergraduate EXCEL students to get involved in research. Great job Karla Badillo-Urquiola, Afsaneh Razi, Abhiditya Jha, Kevin Pfeil, and Sheikh Nabil Mohammad for running the tours.  Afsaneh, Karla, and Nabil leading a tour Karla and Kevin leading a...
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Reach for the Stars

Reach for the Stars

Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski for being a Reach for the Stars recipient at UCF's Founder's Day Convocation. The UCF Reach for the Stars Award honors and rewards highly successful research and creative activity accomplished by early-career university professionals. These annual awards are determined by the president and do not...
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Team Building

Team Building

Go team! As part of the UCF Outdoor Adventures program,the STIR Lab completed team building activities and a rigorous high ropes course. Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski and the STIR Lab students Afsaneh Razi, Denielle Abaquita, Zach Shea, Irina Lediaeva, Abhiditya Jha, Nabil Mohammad, Thomas Lukas, Karla Badillo-Urquiola,and Chhaya Chouhan...
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