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

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), Karla Badillo-Urquiola (Ph.D. Candidate), Neeraj Chatlani (Ph.D. Student), Mamtaj Akter (Ph.D. Student), Xavier Caddle (Ph.D. Student), Ashwaq Alsoubai (Ph.D. Student), and Tara Rutkowski (Computer Science Undergraduate Student), and their co-authors for their contributions and accomplishments! The authors are presenting their work at CSCW between Oct. 23 – 27. You can learn more about the publications below.

Full Papers:

  • A Human-Centered Systematic Literature Review of the Computational Approaches for Online Sexual Risk Detection (Afsaneh Razi, Seunghyun Kim, Ashwaq Soubai, Gianluca Stringhini, Thamar Solorio, Munmun De Choudhury, Pamela J. Wisniewski): We performed a comprehensive literature search to identify any computational approaches for online sexual risk detection within text-based and multi-modal data. Our research makes novel contributions including a conceptual framework for systematically reviewing computation risk detection literature using a human-centered lens, an in-depth synthesis of the current state-of-the-art and trends in computational approaches for online sexual risk detection, and identification of the potential gaps within the existing literature and recommendations for a research agenda that would advance beyond the state-of-the-art within this research domain. Presentation Time: Mon, 25 Oct, 12:00 – 1:30 PM EST
  • Safe Sexting: The Support Adolescents Receive from Peers Concerning Their Online Sexual Experiences (Heidi Hartikainen, Afsaneh Razi, Pamela J. Wisniewski): We analyzed 3,050 peer comments and 1,451 replies from adolescents (837 posts) who sought advice and/or support about online sexual experiences involving known others to understand they types of support teens receive and how they vary. Together, our findings suggest that youth are self-organizing to converge on guidelines and norms around safe sexting practices but are having trouble framing their support and advice in a way that it is readily accepted. Presentation Time: Mon, 25 Oct, 12:00 – 1:30 PM EST
  • A Framework of High-Stakes Algorithmic Decision-Making for the Public Sector Developed through a Case Study of Child-Welfare (Devansh Saxena, Karla Badillo-Urquiola, Pamela J. Wisniewski, Shion Guha): This paper presents a theoretical framework for Algorithmic Decision-Making in the Public Sector (ADMAPS). It shows how human discretion is critical when making important decisions about the lives of youth in the child welfare system. We propose guidelines for the design of high-stakes algorithmic decision-making tools in the child-welfare system, and more generally, in the public sector. Presentation Time: Mon, 25 Oct, 2:00 – 3:30 PM EST
  • A Human-Centered Systematic Literature Review of Cyberbullying Detection Algorithms (Seunghyun Kim, Afsaneh Razi, Gianluca Stringhini, Pamela J. Wisniewski, Munmun De Choudhury): Through the lens of a three-prong human-centered algorithm design, we examine the past literature in cyberbullying detection, shedding light on the critical gaps in involving the human in the loop of the development of these automated systems as well as discussing takeaways for future researchers. Presentation Time: Tue, 26 Oct, 10:00 -11:30 AM EST
  • Bridging the Socio-Technical Gaps in Body-worn Interpersonal Live-Streaming Telepresence through a Critical Review of the Literature (Kevin P. Pfeil, Neeraj Chatlani, Joseph J. LaViola, Jr, Pamela J. Wisniewski): This paper presents a systematic literature review of human-to-human telepresence, using a socio-technical lens, and found that the comfort, safety and social needs of telepresence streamers is often neglected as they navigate public environments. We create a future research agenda that emphasizes the importance of ensuring that all parties involved feel comfortable in their role during interpersonal telepresence interactions. Presentation Time: Tue, 26 Oct, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EST
  • Family Communication: Examining the Differing Perceptions of Parents and Teens Regarding Online Safety Communication (Tara L. Rutkowski, Heidi Hartikainen, Kirsten E. Richards, Pamela J. Wisniewski): This paper presents analysis from a survey of 215 teen-parent pairs through a cross-sectional design and examined the factors that contribute to increased family communication about online safety. We recommend solutions that give teens an active role in their online safety and facilitate effective family communication through cooperation between both parties, rather than technologies that promote parental restriction. Presentation Time: Wed, 27 Oct, 11:30 – 1:00 PM EST
  • Examining Collaborative Support for Privacy and Security in the Broader Context of Tech Caregiving (Jess Kropczynski, Reza Ghaiumy Anaraky, Mamtaj Akter, Amy J. Godfrey, Heather Lipford, Pamela J. Wisniewski): This paper presents findings from mixed-method study with 20 groups of trusted people with the aim to understand how informal tech caregiving impacts the capacity of digital privacy and security management, both individually (self-efficacy) and collectively (community collective efficacy). Results demonstrated that tech caregivers had significantly higher levels of self-efficacy for digital privacy and security than their counterparts, but did not differ substantially in their community collective efficacy privacy and security. Therefore, we recommends ways to increase the tech caregivers’ sense of community belonging, which can help create positive networks effects towards the collective management of their digital privacy and security. Presentation Time: Wed, 27 Oct, 11:30 – 1:00 PM EST


  • MOSafely: Building an Open-Source HCAI Community to Make the Internet a Safer Place for Youth (Xavier V. Caddle, Afsaneh Razi, Seunghyun Kim, Shiza Ali, Temi Popo, Gianluca Stringhini, Munmun De Choudhury, Pamela J. Wisniewski): This workshop will serve as the inaugural launch of MOSafely.org, an open-source community that leverages evidence-based research, data, and HCAI to help youth engage more safely online.  As an open-source initiative, we have partnered with Mozilla to learn from their extensive experience creating open-source solutions. The primary goal of the workshop will be community building. Towards this end, we will bring together a diverse group of researchers, industry professionals, youth service providers, and policy makers who have demonstrated a commitment to the mission of youth online safety and well-being, open innovation, and/or HCAI for youth risk detection in online contexts. Workshop Time: Sun, Oct 24, 10:00 AM – 12:05 PM EST


  • If You Care About Me, You’ll Send Me a Pic (Heidi Hartikainen, Afsaneh Razi, Pamela J. Wisniewski): We contributed to the existing body of knowledge by identifying youth-focused beliefs about sexting through analyzing 1) How peer pressure plays a role in adolescent sexting, and b) what advice teens receive for combating peer pressure for sexting. Presentation Time: Mon, October 25, 3:30 – 5:30 PM EST

CSCW 2021 Publications