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

Recent News

Agha/Razi – GHC Scholars

Agha/Razi – GHC Scholars

Congratulations to Ph.D. students Zainab Agha and Afsaneh Razi on receiving scholarships to attend the Virtual Grace Hopper Celebration 2020. Committed to supporting the advancement of women in computing, the STIR Lab wishes the best for Zainab and Afsaneh as they plan to attend GHC along with thousands of other...
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New Senior Design Team

New Senior Design Team

The STIR Lab is proud to announce that we are sponsoring a new Senior Design Team at UCF. The team is comprised of Computer Science undergraduate seniors Samuel Beatson, Samuel Armininana Quintana, Jason Dhillon and Blakely Barr. The team will be working with Dr. Wisniewski and STIR Lab PhD student...
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Accepted GHC posters

Accepted GHC posters

Congratulations to STIR Lab members Heidi Hartikainen and Ashwaq Soubai on having posters accepted to the Grace Hopper Celebration 2020 General Poster Session! Heidi's poster, "Online Peer Support for Adolescent Online Sexual Risk" analyzes social media trace data from a peer support platform to examine what online sexual experiences with...
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Razi – Mozilla Internship

Razi – Mozilla Internship

Congratulations to STIR Lab Ph.D. candidate Afsaneh Razi, who recently began a summer internship with Mozilla Research. Afsaneh will be working in Mozilla's Voice Consumer Products team, which is part of the Emerging Technologies R&D division. She will be working on Firefox Voice, where she will utilize her background and...
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CHI’20 Presentation

CHI’20 Presentation

Our CHI 2020 presentation for the paper "Let's Talk about Sext: How Adolescents Seek Support and Advice about Their Online Sexual Experiences" is now available! This research work provides more insights into how adolescents talk about their online sexual interactions on an online peer support platform. Please watch the video...
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Blue Whale Challenge Article

Blue Whale Challenge Article

Congratulations to Dr. Wisniewski and her co-authors on the publishing of an article in the JMIR Journal of Mental Health (JMH). The article, titled "Examining the Self-harm and Suicide Contagion Effects Related to the Portrayal of the Blue Whale Challenge on YouTube and Twitter", investigates the way individuals portray the...
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IDC Position Paper Accepted

IDC Position Paper Accepted

Congratulations to STIR Lab Ph.D. students, Neeraj Chatlani and Zachary Shea, and Dr. Wisniewski for the acceptance of a position paper into an IDC 2020 workshop! This paper will be part of the workshop, titled "Teaching the Next Generation of Child-Computer Interaction Researchers and Designers" which seeks to gauge the...
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Chatlani Admitted to M&S

Chatlani Admitted to M&S

Congratulations to STIR Lab student Neeraj Chatlani, who was recently admitted to UCF's Modelling and Simulation PhD program! Neeraj will begin his new program in the Fall, along with his ongoing research projects at the STIR Lab. We look forward to seeing Neeraj begin to progress in his Ph.D., and...
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Wisniewski Awarded Tenure

Wisniewski Awarded Tenure

Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski on her recent promotion to the rank of Associate Professor, and her award of tenure at the University of Central Florida! Dr. Wisniewski is thankful for the strong support she received at the department, college, and university-levels of the tenure and promotion committee. She is...
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Class of 2020 – Irina

Class of 2020 – Irina

As we wrap up our goodbyes to our graduating students of 2020, we'd like to highlight the STIR Lab's graduating Master's student, Irina Lediaeva. As Irina prepares to return to her home country of Russia, she took some time to reflect on her experiences in the STIR Lab: "First of...
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Class of 2020 – Christy

Class of 2020 – Christy

As we at the STIR Lab continue to bid farewell to our graduating students of 2020, we highlight another of our undergraduate students. Christy LaPerriere has graduated from the University of Central Florida having received her BA in Digital Media Web Design with Magna Cum Laude honors. In the Fall,...
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Class of 2020 – Zaina

Class of 2020 – Zaina

As the STIR Lab continues to bid farewell to our graduating students of 2020, we are proud to announce that Zaina Aljallad, one of our graduating undergraduate students, has accepted a position as a UX researcher for NCR in Atlanta! As Zaina prepared for her graduation, she took some time...
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Class of 2020 – Timothy

Class of 2020 – Timothy

As our spring semester comes to a close here at the STIR Lab, it's time to bid farewell to our graduating students in the Class of 2020. One of our undergraduates, Timothy Dinh, has accomplished his Bachelor's of Science degree in Information Technology. As Tim begins his future career pursuits,...
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Wisniewski TIP Award

Wisniewski TIP Award

Congratulations to Dr. Wisniewksi on being selected to receive a UCF Teaching Incentive Program award! These awards are made available by UCF each academic year, and recognize employee contributions to to the university's key goals of offering the best undergraduate education available in Florida and achieving international prominence in key...
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CHI Virtual Presentation

CHI Virtual Presentation

The STIR Lab is proud to announce that, in light of the decision by SIGCHI to not hold a virtual CHI 2020, that Ph.D. student Afsaneh Razi will be presenting her work as part of a series of presentations, on April 30th. A (Virtual) Taste of CHI 2020 will feature...
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Shea Admitted to M&S PhD

Shea Admitted to M&S PhD

Congratulations to STIR Lab student Zachary Shea who has been admitted to UCF's Modelling and Simulation Ph.D. program! Zachary has also been awarded the Graduate Dean's Fellowship, which will support him in the first year of his PhD, supplementing his Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA). We look forward to seeing Zachary...
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Badillo Doctoral Award

Badillo Doctoral Award

Congratulations to STIR Lab Ph.D. student Karla Badillo-Urquiola on being awarded a Doctoral Research Support Award from the UCF College of Graduate Studies. The award will help Karla as she continues to progress in her dissertation research and completing her doctoral degree. To read more about Karla's work in the...
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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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