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

Recent News

CHI 2022 Case Studies

CHI 2022 Case Studies

Congratulations to Dr. Wisniewski, her students, and their collaborators for publishing 2 case study papers at the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2022. The STIR Lab is proud of students Afsaneh Razi (Ph.D. Candidate), Ashwaq Alsoubai (Ph.D. Candidate), Zainab Agha (Ph.D. Student), Nurun Naher (Ph.D. Student), Oluwatomisin...
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Akter Passes Qualifying Review

Akter Passes Qualifying Review

Congratulations to STIR lab student Mamtaj Akter on passing her Qualifying Review (QR) for Ph.D. in Computer Science this Fall! The Qualifying Review is the first milestone in the Ph.D. program in which the Graduate Committee evaluates the research and coursework progress of the student. Mamtaj continues to work on...
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Wisniewski FB Award Finalist

Wisniewski FB Award Finalist

Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski on being selected as a finalist for Meta's Research Award for People’s Expectations and Experiences with Digital Privacy! The areas of interest for the award included: Improving understanding of users’ privacy attitudes, concerns, preferences, needs, behaviors, and outcomesNovel assessments of digital transparency and control that...
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Wisniewski White House Panel

Wisniewski White House Panel

Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski on participating as a panelist on a virtual session hosted by The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and Mozilla Foundation titled “AI and Democratic Values” to discuss what an automated and democratic society should look like. Dr. Wisniewski, along with other...
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Badillo Notre Dame Talk

Badillo Notre Dame Talk

Congratulations to Ph.D. Candidate Karla Badillo-Uruiola on giving a talk about her online safety research at the University of Notre Dame last week! Karla discussed the challenges foster parents encounter trying to mediate their foster teens’ technology use in the home, as well as heuristics for conducting risky research with...
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Wisniewski News Story

Wisniewski News Story

WESH 2 News interviewed Dr. Pamela Wisniewski about teens social media use, top 3 apps to look out for, and how parents can ensure online safety for their teens. Dr. Wisniewski talked about Tiktok, Poparazzi, and Discord as popular apps amongst youth that parents should be aware of so teens...
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CSCW 2021 Publications

CSCW 2021 Publications

Congratulations to Dr. Wisniewski, her students, and their collaborators on publishing 7 full papers, a workshop paper and a poster accepted at the 24th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2021). The STIR Lab is proud of students Afsaneh Razi (Ph.D. Candidate), Kevin Pfiel (Ph.D. Candidate),...
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Teenovate Grant Funding

Teenovate Grant Funding

Congratulations to the STIR Lab's Teenovate team in obtaining grant funding for supporting the development of a Youth Advisory Board! The grant was created by the Social Media Adolescent Health Research Team (SMAHRT) within the Technology and Adolecent Mental Wellness program, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A description of our...
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Wisniewski Book Chapter

Wisniewski Book Chapter

Congratulations to Dr. Wisniewski and co-authors (Turki Alelyani, Arup Kumar Ghosh, Larry Moralez, Shion Guha) for publishing a chapter in recently released book, "Young People and Social Media: Contemporary Children's Digital Culture". The book covers a vast array of ideas about youth, their social media use, and how their physical...
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CSCW MOSafely Workshop

CSCW MOSafely Workshop

MOSafely: Building An Open-Source HCAI Community To Make The Internet A Safer Place For Youth STIR Lab students Xavier Caddle and Afsaneh Razi are leading the MOSafely Workshop at CSCW, in collaboration with students from Georgia Tech and Boston University. The goal of this one-day workshop is to begin building...
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MOSafely SDT Project Complete

MOSafely SDT Project Complete

Congratulations to the MOSafely Senior Design Team for completing their Senior Design Project! The team made up of Natalie Larkin, Omar Kalam, James Zhou, Abdulrahman Al Sumaih, and Micah Renfrow successfully presented their year long assignment under the guidance of Dr. Pamela Wizniewski. They created a Social Risk Detection Service...
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MiSu Senior Design App

MiSu Senior Design App

Congratulations to the Senior Design Team for delivering their final presentation on MiSu project. They designed and developed the MiSu v2, an innovative mobile app that allows smart homeowners to share limited control access to their smart home devices with outsiders. They presented this application to the Senior Design Faculty...
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Wisniewski talk on Cyber Safety

Wisniewski talk on Cyber Safety

Dr. Wisniewski was given the honor of speaking at the Jenny Lin Foundation on the topic of cyber safety and protecting children online. The Jenny Lin foundation is a non profit organization born out the tragic murder of Jenny Lin at the age of 15. They have become a Bay...
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Justice-centered Design

Justice-centered Design

This past weekend, PhD Candidate Karla Badillo-Urquiola and Dr. Pamela Wisniewski, alongside their collaborators, held a workshop addressing Justice-Centered Design Engagements with Children and Teens. Congratulations on a successful and thought provoking workshop! Shout-out to STIR Lab members Afsaneh Razi, Neeraj Chatlani, Xavier Caddle, and Arianna Davis for attending! Here are...
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MOSafely I-Corp Summer Cohort

MOSafely I-Corp Summer Cohort

MOSafely, a project supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) has been accepted in the the UCF I-Corp Summer Cohort. MOSafely is an open-source community that leverages evidence-based research, data, and Artificial Intelligence to help youth and young adults engage more safely online. UCF has been selected by the National Science foundation...
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STIR SDT Wins Best in Show

STIR SDT Wins Best in Show

Congratulations to STIR Lab Senior Design Team for winning the "Best in Show" Award in the Senior Design Showcase! The Senior Design Team members Max Huebler, Mujahid Jaffer, Jody Kocis, Mary McIntosh and Ian Vickers received the highest award in the competition for designing  “SafeLINC: A Youth-Suicide Prevention App,” with guidance from...
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Alsoubai Passes Candidacy

Alsoubai Passes Candidacy

Congratulations to STIR lab student Ashwaq Alsoubai on passing her Qualifying Review (QR) and Candidacy Examination for PhD in Computer Science this Spring! The Qualifying Review and Candidacy Examination are two important milestones in the PhD program in which the Graduate Committee evaluates the research and coursework progress of the...
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Badillo Travel Award

Badillo Travel Award

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Karla Badillo-Urquiola on receiving the Gary Marsden Travel Award to attend CHI! The Gary Marsden Travel Awards aim to support undergraduate and graduate students, as well as early-career researchers in attending HCI conferences, events, and (for early-career researchers) mentorship meetings. This award provides virtual travel support for Karla...
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