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

Recent News

Santos awarded Judges’ Choice

Santos awarded Judges’ Choice

Congratulations to Carolina Santos on receiving the judges' choice distinction award for presenting poster in the Student Scholar Symposium at UCF, 2022 from among a strong group of Undergraduate presentation in the S.T.E.M category. Carolina is a STIRLab Undergraduate Research Assistant. She presented her interview study titled "Revisiting the Past:...
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Congrats Dr. Karla Badillo!

Congrats Dr. Karla Badillo!

Congratulations to Dr. Karla Badillo-Urquiola on successfully defending her doctoral dissertation entitled, “A Social Ecological Approach to Adolescent Online Safety.” She will be starting a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Notre Dame with a Lucy Fellow affiliation with the Lucy...
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Congrats Dr. Kevin Pfeil!

Congrats Dr. Kevin Pfeil!

Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Patrick Coleman Pfeil who successfully defended his dissertation entitled, “Balancing User Experience for Mobile One-to-One Interpersonal Telepresence.” Kevin will be joining the University of North Florida as a tenure-track assistant professor this fall 2022. We are very proud of Kevin and will miss him!
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Congrats Dr. Afsaneh Razi!

Congrats Dr. Afsaneh Razi!

Congratulations to Dr. Afsaneh Razi who successfully defended her dissertation entitled, “A Human-centered Approach to improving Adolescent Online Sexual Risk Detection Algorithms.” We are very proud of Afsaneh. We wish her the best of luck in her career. We will miss you! Dr. Razi with her Dissertation Committee (Left to...
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Reyna Summer REU Position

Reyna Summer REU Position

Congratulations to Avery Reyna on getting accepted into an REU Site hosted by Columbia University and Cornell Tech. Avery will be researching the intersection of accessibility and AR/VR, assisting on projects that aid disabled people with their interactions in the virtual world. Avery is a fourth-year undergraduate student studying Social...
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Sexting Journal Article Accepted

Sexting Journal Article Accepted

Congratulations Dr. Pamela Wisniewski on getting accepted her co-authored paper in ELSEVIER 2022. All the authors of this article are: Erin Corcoran, Jennifer Doty, Pamela Wisniewski, Joy Gabrielli. The title and abstract of the paper is following : Title: Youth sexting and associations with parental media mediation. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2022.107263 Abstract: Purpose:...
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Wisniewski Featured on WIRED

Wisniewski Featured on WIRED

Congratulations Dr. Pamela Wisniewski on being featured in the article titled “Stop Tracking Your Loved Ones” on the WIRED megazine story. This article is about the pitfalls of tracking apps to see your loved ones daily movements. This artilce was published on the WIRED megazine story on March 29. Here,...
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SURE Posters on Research week

SURE Posters on Research week

STIRLab Undergraduate Research Assistants are presenting poster in the Student Scholar Symposium at UCF this coming thursday March 31st. The Student Scholar Symposium provides an opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to present their research and creative scholarship in a poster format to the UCF community during Student Research Week. For additional information see this...
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CHI 2022  Honorable Mention

CHI 2022 Honorable Mention

Congratulations to STIRLab and collaborators from GeorgiaTech and Boston University on receiving Best Paper Honorable Mention for our CHI 2022 paper on understanding the digital lives of youth. The proud authors of this paper are : Shiza Ali, Afsaneh Razi, Kim Seunghyun, Ashwaq Alsoubai, Joshua Gracie, Munmun De Choudhury, Pamela...
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Acevedo Goldwater Scholarship

Acevedo Goldwater Scholarship

Congratulations to Camila Acevedo Carrillo on her getting selected for the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. Camila Acevedo is an undergraduate student working with STIRLab and mentored by Dr. Pamela Wisniewski. This scholarship is considered the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering in America. The University of Central...
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Badillo heading to Notre Dame

Badillo heading to Notre Dame

Congratulations to Karla Badillo-Urquiola (PhD Candidate) for accepting a tenure track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. Karla will be joining Fall 2022 as a fellow of Notre Dame's Lucy Family Institute for Data and Society .
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Wisniewski talk  at Cambridge

Wisniewski talk at Cambridge

Dr. Pamela Wisniewsk gave research talk at the University of Cambridge at their Security Seminar Series as invited speaker this week. Talk Summary: Risk and Resilience: Promoting Privacy, Online Safety, and Empowerment through Human-Centered Computing During her talk, Dr. Wisniewski gave an overview of her on-going grant-funded research that will...
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Akter selected for CRA-WP 2022

Akter selected for CRA-WP 2022

Congratulations to STIR lab student Mamtaj Akter on getting selected as aparticipant in the 2022 CRA-WP Grad Cohort for Women in New Orleans on April 21-23. At the Grad Cohort for Women, she will spend two days interacting with about 20 senior female computing-related researchers and professionals, who will share...
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Wisniewski featured on PEGASUS

Wisniewski featured on PEGASUS

Congratulations Dr. Pamela Wisniewski on being featured in the article titled "We’re Here to End This" on the UCF magazine - PEGASUS, Spring 22. This article is about how to end domestic violence and who will help to break the cycle. The author featured all the UCF faculties who work...
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STIRLab at MozFest 2022

STIRLab at MozFest 2022

We had presented at MozFest 2022 where we launched our MozSafely community. Modus Operandi Safely (MOSafely.org) is an open-source community that leverages evidence-based research, data, and Artificial Intelligence to help youth engage more safely online. MOSafely.org is a result of a funded research project led by Drs. Pamela Wisniewski (PI)...
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Socio-Technical  Privacy Book

Socio-Technical Privacy Book

Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski on publishing her co-edited book "Modern Socio-Technical Perspectives on Privacy" with an awesome lineup of authors. This book provides a foundational understanding of technical and social aspects related to online privacy and covers modern application areas as well as underexplored issues (e.g., privacy accessibility, cross-cultural...
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Badillo CHI Demo Accepted

Badillo CHI Demo Accepted

Congratulations to Ph.D. Candidate Karla Badillo-Urquiola on getting her CHI demo accepted in CHI 2022 conference. The title of the demo is - “30 Days:” An EMA Diary Mobile App & Web Tool. This is year CHI 2022 is structured as a Hybrid-Onsite full conference from April 30–May 5 in...
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CHI Panel Accepted

CHI Panel Accepted

Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski on her CHI panel acceptance. The title of the panel is - "Participatory Design of AI Systems: Opportunities and Challenges Across Diverse Users, Relationships, and Application Domains". The moderator and panelists are Douglas Zytko (Moderator), Pamela Wisniewski (Panelist), Shion Guha (Panelist), Eric P.S. Baumer (Panelist),...
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