Congratulation to STIR Lab Ph.D. student Neeraj Chatlani for leading a week-long camp connect program at the UCF. Through this program, Orlando school children engage in UX/UI design and research with some hands-on exercises that were led by Neeraj and
Congratulations to Dr. Drishti Sharma, Dr. Krista Mehari, Dr. Jennifer Doty, Dr. Nandini Sharma, and Dr. Pamela Wisniewski for getting their new book published titled “Cyberbullying and Digital Safety”. The digital version of this book is available at this link:
Congratulations to STIR Lab undergraduate student, Zachary Miller, for presenting his research work at the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Showcase. His poster titled “Evaluating Usability: Mobile Collaborative Safety Planning for Youth Suicide Prevention” was mentored by the STIR Lab
Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski for being invited to serve on the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) leadership council. The mission of the Computing Research Association’s Computing Community Consortium (CCC, https://cra.org/ccc/) is to enable the pursuit of innovative, high-impact computing research
Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski for serving as a Senior Technical Expert for Terre des Homes Netherlands’ report on “Child safety by design that works against online sexual exploitation of children.” To check out the full report, please click here.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion selects Dr. Pamela Wisniewski to serve as theDiversity and Inclusion Ambassador for the College of Engineering & Computer Science.
Congratulations to STIR Lab undergraduate student Camila Acevedo Carrillo for receiving the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. She is featured on the University of Central Florida Colleges & Campus webpage.
Dr. Pamela Wisniewski was invited to the University of Waterloo to present her research work on Promoting Adolescent Online Safety and Privacy through Human-Centered Computing.
Congratulations to Dr. Karla Badillo for being featured on the UCF Student Life. She is going to join the University of Notre Dame as an Assistant Professor (tenure-track).
Dr. Pamela Wisniewski participated in a CHI 2022 panel with Dr. Douglas Zytco, Dr. Shion Guha, Dr. Eric Baumer, and Dr. Min Kyung Lee to discuss how participatory design can be applied to AI systems. Participatory Design of AI Systems:
Congratulations to Ashwaq Alsoubai and her MOSafely Senior Design group for being nominated as Semi-Finalist out of 118 Senior Design projects. They created a social media risk detection dashboard that provides users risk assessments of their social media conversations.
Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski, Ashwaq Alsoubai, Dr. Afsaneh Razi, and Xavier Caddle who presented at the CRASSH Webinar: Children and Artificial Intelligence: risks, opportunities and the future at the University of Cambridge. The title of the presentation was “Youth
Congratulations to the STIR Lab undergrad student Ritesh Chandrasekaran for successfully defending his Honors Undergraduate Thesis in Biomedical Sciences. His thesis title is “Differential Workload Levels using Primary and Secondary Tasks in VR.”
Three STIR Lab students of DIVE program (Discover, Immerse, Visualize, and Excel in STEM program), Carl Antoine, Taylor Moraguez, and Sebastian Perez, presented their research work at the CECS ODI (Office of Diversity & Inclusion) Scholar’s Showcase. Taylor Moraguez’s poster title was “How
Congratulations to Dr. Pamela Wisniewski! Her co-authored journal article titled “The Advantages of Virtual Dogs Over Virtual People: Using Augmented Reality to Provide Social Support in Stressful Situations” got published in the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (IJHCS)! In this article, she
Congratulations to STIR Lab undergrad Zachary Miller who got awarded the 2022 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
Congratulations to our STIR Lab student Taylor Moraguez for successfully defending her Honors Undergraduate Thesis!
Congratulations to the STIR Lab MS student Joshua Gracie for successfully defending his Master’s Thesis in Computer Science. His thesis title is “Leveraging Human Centered Insight and Vision Transformers To Understand and Detect Online Risks in Teens’ Private Social Media
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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