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

Recent News

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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4 CHI Papers Accepted

4 CHI Papers Accepted

Four CHI Papers Accepted Congratulations to the STIR Lab and their collaborators for having four CHI 2022 papers accepted. Below are the paper titles, co-authors, and abstracts of the accepted papers. We hope to see you in New Orleans (or virtually) this year! Understanding the Digital Lives of Youth: Analyzing...
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Razi Research Talks

Razi Research Talks

Congratulations to Ph.D. Candidate Afsaneh Razi on multiple invited research presentations this semester. Afsaneh gave research talks at Drexel University, James Madison University, University of Cincinnati, University of San Diego, San Diego State University, Stetson University, and Florida Polytechnic University. Afsaneh discussed her dissertation work around the challenges to train...
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Agha Meta Fellowship Finalist

Agha Meta Fellowship Finalist

Congratulations to STIR lab student Zainab Agha on being selected as a finalist of the Meta Research Fellowship 2022 for Privacy and Data Use. This year, Meta Research Fellowship received over 2,300 applications from over 100 universities worldwide. Zainab is a third year Ph.D. student in Computer Science, pursuing research...
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Badillo Virginia Tech Talk

Badillo Virginia Tech Talk

Congratulations to Ph.D. Candidate Karla Badillo-Urquiola on giving a talk about her online safety research at Virginia Tech University 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 teens. She...
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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-Urquiola 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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