Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski for being awarded the William R. Jones Outstanding Mentoring Award by the McKnight Foundation and the Florida Education Fund. We was nominated by her Ph.D. student Karla Badillo-Urquiola, who is a McKnight Fellow. Dr. Wisniewski
Congratulations to STIR Lab Ph.D. student Ms. Karla Badillo-Urquiola who received the Russel V. Ewald Award, which is presented by the McKnight Foundation and the Florida Education Fund to recognize academic excellence and community service. We are proud of Karla,
Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski who gave an invited presentation in Fort Wayne, Indiana at Parkview Medical Center’s 2019 “Teens and Screens: Taking Charge of Mental Health” event. Over 300 families and community members attended this wonderfully planned event. Dr.
Congratulations to STIR Lab students Zachary Shea, Zaina Aljallad, David Taylor, and Chhaya Chouhan, and Dr. Wisniewski for the acceptance of their demonstration at CSCW 2019. The demo showcases Carebit, a mobile app for remote, informal caregiving using Fitbit technology. Shea, Z.,
The STIR Lab welcomes four new PhD students who joined the lab in Fall 2019. From left to right, standing in the picture below: Rajib Dey, Zainab Agha, Neeraj Chatlani, and Zach Shea. Also pictured in the front row, Karla
The STIR Lab would like to welcome Dr. Heidi Hartikainen who is joining our lab as Post Doctoral Research. She graduated from the University of Oulu in Finland and completed her dissertation work on the topic of child online safety.
Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski who was invited to teach a three day course on “Conducting Research with Teens: Methods and Findings in Adolescent Online Safety” at University of Oulu in Finland. She was excited to have this wonderful opportunity
Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski who was selected to serve as an Associate Editor for ACM Transactions on Social Computing. ACM Transactions on Social Computing (TSC) seeks to publish work that covers the full spectrum of social computing including theoretical,
Congratulations to Dr. Wisniewski, her students, and collaborators for two full papers that were accepted to CSCW 2019!! The papers will be presented during November 2019 in Austin, Texas. Page, X., Anaraky, R.G., Knijnenburg, B.P., and Wisniewski, P. (2019) “Pragmatic
Congratulations to Ms. Olga Rivera for winning the CECS Employee of the Semester Award! Dr. Wisniewski nominated Olga for this award due to Olga’s commitment to excellence at UCF and her support of the STIR Lab: “Olga is impeccable in
Privacy researchers, come join us at CSCW! CFP for networked privacy workshop in Austin, Texas Nov 9: “Ubiquitous Privacy: Research and Design for Mobile and IoT Platforms.” This one-day workshop aims to explore ubiquitous privacy research and design in the
Congratulation to STIR Lab Ph.D. Candidate Afsaneh Razi on her presentation at HCII 2019 in Orlando, FL. She presented a paper entitled, “A Review of the Gaps and Opportunities of Nudity and Skin Detection Algorithmic Research for the Purpose of
The STIR lab was invited to participate in UCF iSTEM’s Camp Connect III summer event. Ph.D. student Karla Badillo-Urquiola led the week-long day camp, introducing the three high school students to the field of Human-Computer Interaction within Computer Science. STIR Lab
Congratulations to Dr. Arup Kumar Ghosh! He accepted a position as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Computer Science at Jacksonville State University in Alabama. He will be starting this position in Fall 2019. Dr. Ghosh’s dissertation was using a value
Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski for being selected as the inaugural chair for ACM-W‘s Rising Star Award. She will be chairing a committee to select an early career woman researcher who has made fundamental contributions to Computer Science. The award
Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski who was quoted in an article published by the Your Teen Magzine. This article discusses the ways that teens get around parental restrictions and techniques to manage teens’ phone and social media use. Dr. Wisniewski
Congratulations to STIR Lab Ph.D. student Mrs. Karla Badillo-Urquiola and her advisor Dr. Pamela Wisniewski for being awarded the William T. Grant Mentoring Grant to support junior researchers of color. Mrs. Badillo-Urquiola is a third-year Ph.D. student in the UCF
Thanks to all of the STIR Lab students who came together for a summer potluck!
Congratulations to STIR Lab Ph.D. student Karla Badillo-Urquiola on being accepted and attending the Consortium for the Science of Sociotechnical Systems (CSST 2019)! She was one of 50 early career scholars who was competitively selected to attend the CSST Summer
Dr. Wisniewski, in collaboration with Dr. Lisa Anthony from the University of Florida’s INIT Lab recently published their work, which characterized the nature of the gap between research and practice for touchscreen interface design for children. To explore the research-practice
Congratulations to Karla Badillo-Urquiola for presenting her poster on “The Tensions of Keeping Foster Youth Safe Online” at the Social Work Conference 2019 hosted by The National Association of Social Workers.
Congratulations to STIR Lab Ph.D. student Afsaneh Razi on successfully passing her candidacy and being admitted into full doctoral status!
Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski (PI, technical lead), Mr. Abhiditya Jha (Entrepreneurial Lead), and Ms. Robin Phelps (Industry Mentor) on being accepted to participate in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) I-Corps Teams program. They will receive $50,000 to conduct customer
We are pleased to announce the Industry & Academia Privacy Symposium on Monday, June 10th at Bentley University (greater Boston area) that will feature presentations and panels by leading privacy scholars, as well as practitioner perspectives on key online privacy
Congratulations to STIR Lab Ph.D. student Karla Badillo-Urquiola and her advisor Dr. Pamela Wisniewski on being featured in UCF Today for the research “Children Give Their Input on How to Make TikTok a Safer Platform for Youth”. Link of the
Congratulations to STIR Lab PhD student Karla Badillo-Urquiola and her advisor Dr. Pamela Wisniewski on being featured in UCF Today for their research that examined the unique challenges of foster parents when it comes to mediating the technology use of
Dr. Wisniewski participated in a Mixed Methods Workshop hosted at the University of Michigan and sponsored by the William T. Grant Foundation. The workshop provided practical and robust methodologies for integrating quantitative and qualitative research.
The STIR lab was invited to English Estates Elementary School’s internet safety event. Ph.D. student Karla Badillo-Urquiola gave a talk about the importance of online safety and strategies for technology mediation between parents and their children. Chhaya Chouhan and Afsaneh Razi