Congratulations to Stirlab Undergraduate student Andy Niser who presented MoSafely study poster at the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair. He shared insights about the MOSafely Stakeholder Project and some of the major findings.
“Kids making threats at school is nothing new, what’s so concerning now is the speed and scale others on social media promote these behaviors,” Dr. Wisniewski talks to FOX 35 about a recent incident in Florida involving an 11 years
Congratulations to our Ph.D. student Xavier Caddle on passing his Candidacy Exam for Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Central Florida. The Candidacy Exam is the second milestone in the Ph.D. program in which the Graduate Committee evaluates
Congratulations to STIR lab PhD candidate Zainab Agha for earning her lab mug gift! Receiving a mug from the lab is a tradition that the lab does to honor students who successfully published the first study in their dissertation.
Congratulations to Zainab Agha, Kelsey Miu, Sophia Piper, Jinkyung Park, and Pamela J. Wisniewski on successfully publishing their conference poster at CSCW ’23 Companion: Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. The publication titled “Co-Designing User Personas and Risk Scenarios
STIR lab is going to present four papers at CSCW 2023. The conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel in Minneapolis, MN USA between October 14 – 18. The four papers the lab is presenting are as
Congratulations to STIR lab PhD Student Leena Alghamdi for earning her lab mug gift! Receiving a mug from the lab is a tradition that the lab does to honor students who successfully published the first study in their dissertation.
“We provide teen-centered design-based recommendations based on co-design with teens that break from the status quo of victim protection, emphasizing on risk prevention and teen empowerment, rather than treating teens like victims.,” Says Zinab Agha, a fifth-year PhD candidate, as
Congratulations to Afsaneh Razi, Ashwaq Alsoubai, Seunghyun Kim, Shiza Ali, Gianluca Stringhini, Munmun De Choudhury, and Pamela Wisniewski for receiving an impact recognition award at the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2023). The team was recognized for their work:
Congratulations to STIR lab PhD Student Xavier Caddle for earning his lab mug gift! Receiving a mug from the lab is a tradition that the lab does to honor students who successfully published the first study in their dissertation.
“Designing features that let users block others and limit the audience for specific posts allow kids and teens to take the reins of their own safety—which is critical,” Says Dr. Wisniewski as part of an article featured in Scientific American
“Youth are almost desensitized to some of the violent language that’s out there. So, they’ll bully each other to say, ‘go kill yourself’ or, ‘I’m gonna kill myself’ in conversations that are in group conversations that are joking, and so
“As parents and educators, it is our job to teach Autistic teens these skills, so that they can become well-formed and independent adults. Autistic teens can disproportionately benefit and be harmed online; therefore, it is important to take evidence-based precautions
Congratulations to STIR lab PhD candidate Zainab Agha for winning the Gary Marsden Travel Awards to attend the CSCW conference. The Gary Marsden Travel Awards support graduate students in attending ACM SIGCHI conferences.
“Now it’s not just trying to protect youth online from bad actors who are real people, it’s also trying to understand the types of interactions they are having with these generative AI and open source chat platforms,” Dr. Wisniewski talks
Congratulations to Stirlab Ph.D. Student Mamtaj Akter for getting featured by the Vanderbilt School of Engineering for the work on developing community-based app for managing mobile privacy and security. Check out here to learn more.
Congrats to StirLab students Naima and Neeraj for wrapping up the final Teenovate YAB meeting. Find more about Teenovate here.
“We need to be careful to not use social media as our societal scapegoat,” Dr. Wisniewski talks to News2 in lieu of Tennesse school district suing big tech companies like Snapchat and TikTok. Dr. Wisniewski said these platforms also allow marginalized
Congratulations Dr. Wisniewski for presenting at the workshop hosted by Encode Justice Florida and Stand for Freedom to speak to researchers and leaders on why include technology in racial justice and the steps one can take. Watch the full video
Congrats to STIR Lab student Zainab Agha for getting accepted into the doctoral consortium at the ACM Interaction Design for Children conference, held in Chicago from June 19-23rd. https://idc.acm.org/2023/ The doctoral consortium is a closed event where accepted Ph.D. students
Congratulations Ph.D. Student Sarvech Qadir on conducting a seminar on “Mastering Statistical Analysis and Visualization using JASP” at Vanderbilt LIVE Summer Research Program. In this session, participants learned how to use JASP, a free and open-source statistical software program that
Congrats to STIR student Zainab Agha and Dr. Wisniewski on being awarded the LIVE Microgrant of $2000 at Vanderbilt for the Social Media Simulation project! LIVE microgrants are designed to promote faculty and student research on consequential learning technology to
Congratulations to Dr. Wisniewski for being selected to attend the inaugural CRA Leadership Academy for Faculty (https://cra.org/cra-leadership-academy-for-faculty/). The CRA Leadership Academy cultivates future leaders in computing and computing research through a one-day in-person workshop and follow-up virtual meetings among the Leadership
Congratulations to our Ph.D. student Zainab Agha on passing her Qualifying Exam (QE) for Ph.D. in Computer Science at Vanderbilt University. The Qualifying Exam is the second milestone in the Ph.D. program in which the Graduate Committee evaluates the literature
Congratulations to our Ph.D. student Mamtaj Akter on passing her Qualifying Exam (QE) for Ph.D. in Computer Science at Vanderbilt University! The Qualifying Exam is the second milestone in the Ph.D. program in which the Graduate Committee evaluates the literature
Congratulations to Dr. Katie Park for presenting her Paper at WWW ’23 Companion: Companion Proceedings of the ACM Web Conference 2023. Towards Automated Detection of Risky Images Shared by Youth on Social Media Jinkyung Park, Joshua Gracie, Ashwaq Alsoubai, Gianluca
Congratulations to our Ph.D. Candidate Mamtaj Akter on her CHI LBW paper acceptance. It Takes a Village: A Case for Including Extended Family Members in the Joint Oversight of Family-based Privacy and Security for Mobile Smartphones Mamtaj Akter, Leena Alghamdi,
Congratulations to Dr. Jinkyung (Katie) Park on her journal article accepted at the Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2023 (JFES 2023). How Affordances and Social Norms Shape the Discussion of Harmful Social Media Challenges on Reddit Jinkyung