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

Recent News

Samreen & Qadir’s VR Project

Samreen & Qadir’s VR Project

Congratulations to STIR Lab Ph.D. students Naima Samreen, Sarvech Qadir, and their team on winning the first place prize of $4000 for their Virtual Reality class project titled “Accessibility Quest” in a competition held by Vanderbilt University. Their project aimed to guide urban planners in devising city designs that foster...
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MorningLine Show

MorningLine Show

Why is co-managing mobile online safety, security, and privacy among families important but challenging to implement? Dr. Pamela Wisniewski and Mamtaj Akter were invited to the MorningLine show on News Channel 5 to discuss this topic with Nick Beres. Please check out their discussion at this link. From left Nick Beres, Mamtaj Akter, and...
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Caddle Passes Qualifying Review

Caddle Passes Qualifying Review

Congratulations to STIR lab student Xavier Caddle on passing his 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. Caddle continues to work on...
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SD Team Presents SafeLINC

SD Team Presents SafeLINC

Congratulations to the Senior Design Team for delivering their final presentation on the SafeLINC project. They designed and developed SafeLINC, an innovative mobile app that allows users to manage their mental health by creating safety plans. They presented this application to the Senior Design Faculty Committee and received some great compliments on...
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SD Team Presents Carebit

SD Team Presents Carebit

Congratulations to the Senior Design Team for delivering their final presentation on the Carebit project. They designed and developed Carebit v2, an innovative mobile app that allows people to remotely monitor their loved ones' health information via Fitbit API. This app also ensures caregivees' personal privacy by allowing them to restrict...
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Vanderbilt features Wisniewski

Vanderbilt features Wisniewski

Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski for getting featured by the Vanderbilt School of Engineering. Dr. Wisniewski shared some effective strategies for parents to limit their children's screen time during the holidays. Check out this link to learn about those strategies: http://bit.ly/3tTaFRF
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Caddle’s GROUP paper accepted

Caddle’s GROUP paper accepted

Congratulations to STIR Lab Ph.D. student Xavier Caddle on getting his first dissertation paper "Duty to Respond: The Challenges Social Service Providers Face When Charged With Keeping Youth Safe Online" accepted at GROUP 2023. In this work, Caddle collaborated with Nurun Naher, Zachary P. Miller, Karla Badillo-Urquiola, and Pamela J....
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Agha’s Paper Accepted at CSCW

Agha’s Paper Accepted at CSCW

Congratulations to Zainab Agha, Dr. Karla Badillo-Urquiola, and Dr. Pamela Wisniewski for getting their paper "Strike at the Root: Co-designing Real-Time Social Media Interventions for Adolescent Online Risk Prevention" accepted at CSCW 2023. Strike at the Root: Co-designing Real-Time Social Media Interventions for Adolescent Online Risk Prevention Abstract: Adolescent online...
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STIR Lab CSCW Papers

STIR Lab CSCW Papers

Congratulations to the STIR Lab researchers and the collaborators on getting two full papers, one poster, and three demos accepted at CSCW 2022. From Parental Control to Joint Family Oversight: Can Parents and Teens Manage Mobile Online Safety and Privacy Together? This full paper was authored by Mamtaj Akter, Amy...
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Chatlani leads Camp Connect

Chatlani leads Camp Connect

Congratulation to STIR Lab Ph.D. student Neeraj Chatlani for leading a week-long camp connect program at the UCF. Through this program, Orlando school children engage in UX/UI design and research with some hands-on exercises that were led by Neeraj and his research team.
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Wisniewski: Book Publication

Wisniewski: Book Publication

Congratulations to Dr. Drishti Sharma, Dr. Krista Mehari, Dr. Jennifer Doty, Dr. Nandini Sharma, and Dr. Pamela Wisniewski for getting their new book published titled "Cyberbullying and Digital Safety". The digital version of this book is available at this link: https://ufl.pb.unizin.org/cyberindia/ The purpose of this book with authored chapters is...
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Miller SURF Presentation

Miller SURF Presentation

Congratulations to STIR Lab undergraduate student, Zachary Miller, for presenting his research work at the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Showcase. His poster titled “Evaluating Usability: Mobile Collaborative Safety Planning for Youth Suicide Prevention" was mentored by the STIR Lab Ph.D. student, Zainab Agha.
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Wisniewski: CCC Council

Wisniewski: CCC Council

Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski for being invited to serve on the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) leadership council. The mission of the Computing Research Association’s Computing Community Consortium (CCC, https://cra.org/ccc/) is to enable the pursuit of innovative, high-impact computing research that aligns with pressing national and global challenges. You can...
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Down to Zero Partnership

Down to Zero Partnership

Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski for serving as a Senior Technical Expert for Terre des Homes Netherlands' report on "Child safety by design that works against online sexual exploitation of children." To check out the full report, please click here.
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Wisniewski: ODI Ambassador

Wisniewski: ODI Ambassador

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion selects Dr. Pamela Wisniewski to serve as theDiversity and Inclusion Ambassador for the College of Engineering & Computer Science.  
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Carrillo: Goldwater Scholarship

Carrillo: Goldwater Scholarship

Congratulations to STIR Lab undergraduate student Camila Acevedo Carrillo for receiving the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. She is featured on the University of Central Florida Colleges & Campus webpage.
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Wisniewski speaks at UWaterloo

Wisniewski speaks at UWaterloo

Dr. Pamela Wisniewski was invited to the University of Waterloo to present her research work on Promoting Adolescent Online Safety and Privacy through Human-Centered Computing.  
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UCF features Badillo

UCF features Badillo

Congratulations to Dr. Karla Badillo for being featured on the UCF Student Life. She is going to join the University of Notre Dame as an Assistant Professor (tenure-track).
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