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

Team

Lab Director

Dr. Pamela Wisniewski 

Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Social Computing, Privacy, Social Media, Digital Youth, and Assistive Technologies for Aging Populations

Dr. Wisniewski is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and the Director of the Sociotechnical Interaction Research (STIR) Lab. Her expertise in Human-Computer interaction research helps her teach students to understand the value in user-centered design and evaluation. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Computing and Information Systems from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and has a B.S./M.S. in Decision and Information Sciences from the University of Florida. She is also the Director of the User Experience (UX) Lab @ UCF.

   pamwis@ucf.edu

  http://www.pamspam.com/

   Curriculum Vitae

 


  Post Docs and Ph.D. Students

Karla Badillo-Urquiola

Karla Badillo-Urquiola

Human-Computer Interaction, Social Computing, Online Safety, and Vulnerable Populations

Karla is a McKnight Doctoral Fellow pursuing her Ph.D. in … Read More


Afsaneh Razi

Afsaneh Razi

HCI/UX, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Online Safety

Afsaneh is a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at the University of Central…Read More

Zainab Agha

Zainab Agha

Human-Computer Interaction, Online Safety, Assistive Technology, Machine Learning

Zainab is an ORC Doctoral Fellow, pursuing her PhD in Computer Science. ..Read More

Neeraj Chatlani

Neeraj Chatlani

Human-Computer Interaction, Online Safety, Machine Learning, Computer Science Education

Neeraj is a Ph.D. student at the University of Central Florida…Read More

Kevin Pfeil

Kevin Pfeil

HCI, 3DUI, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtual Reality

Kevin received his Masters of Science in Computer Science from UCF in 2013. After a 3 year… Read More

Mamtaj Akter

Mamtaj Akter

Human-Computer Interaction, User Experience, Social Security, Online Safety

Mamtaj is pursuing her Ph.D. in Computer Science. Her research involves…Read More

Ashwaq Soubai

Ashwaq Soubai

Human-Computer Interaction, Machine Learning, Data Science

Ashwaq is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Central Florida. She is also…Read More

Xavier Caddle

Xavier Caddle

Security, Emergent Behavior, and Multi-Agent Interaction

Xavier is a P.hD student at the University of Central Florida and a fulbright scholars recipient He is a part time…Read More


  Masters/Undergraduate Students

Maria Lopez

Maria Lopez

HCI, Natural Language Processing, Online Safety

Maria is a fourth year undergraduate student majoring in Psych…Read More

Aimé Yelvington

Aimé Yelvington

Human-Computer Interaction, Online Safety, Social Computing

Aimé Yelvington is pursuing a degree in Information Technology. She is also…Read More

Luke Shirley

Luke Shirley

HCI, UI/UX Design, Product and Graphic Design

Luke is an undergraduate student pursuing Human Factors Psych… Read More

Taylor Moraguez

Taylor Moraguez

Foster Youth, LGBTQ+, HCI, Adolescent Online Safety

Taylor is an undergraduate student majoring in Computer Science…Read More

Zachary Miller

Zachary Miller

HCI, UX Research, Science and Technology Studies

Zachary is an undergraduate student majoring in Cultural Anthro…Read More

Naulsberry Jean Baptiste

Naulsberry Jean Baptiste

User-Interface and User-Experience Design, Online Safety

Naulsberry is an undergraduate student majoring in Information Te…Read More

Joseph Kocis

Joseph Kocis

iOS Dev, Software Engineering, UI/UX Design

Joseph is an undergraduate student majoring in Computer…Read More

Melanie Ehrlich

Melanie Ehrlich

HCI, UI/UX, Machine Learning, Virtual Reality

Melanie is an undergraduate student majoring in Computer Science…Read More

Jessica Medina

Jessica Medina

Machine Learning, HCI, Data Science, Online Safety

Jessica is an undergraduate student majoring in Computer Science…Read More

Victoria M. Galvan

Victoria M. Galvan

Behavioral Security, Cyber Security, and Social Computing

Victoria is an undergraduate student majoring in Cyber…Read More

Emily Soto Garcia

Emily Soto Garcia

Human-Computer Interaction, Web Development, Machine Learning, and Data Science

Emily is an undergraduate student pursuing Computer…Read More

Shayne Tyrell

Shayne Tyrell

Mobile App Dev, Cybersecurity, HCI/UX, AI/Machine Learning

Shayne is an undergraduate student majoring in Computer…Read More

Zina Zhang

Zina Zhang

HCI, User Experience Design, Communication

Zina is a senior from Ohio State University majoring in…Read More

Gianmarco Folchi

Gianmarco Folchi

HCI, Computer Science, Software Development

Gianmarco is currently an iOS developer for…Read More

Avery Reyna

Avery Reyna

Machine Learning, Computational Social Science, HCI, UX Design

Avery is an undergraduate majoring in Social…Read More

Ariane Avendano

Ariane Avendano

Human-Computer Interaction, App/Web Dev, Cybersecurity

Ariane is a fourth year majoring in Computer Science…Read More

Alejandro Dominguez

Alejandro Dominguez

Online Safety, Social Computing, Educational Technologies

Alejandro is a senior currently attending the IT program at UCF…Read More

Amanda Nisenbaum

Amanda Nisenbaum

Mobile App Dev, Machine Learning, UI/UX Design

Amanda is an undergraduate student in Computer Science. She is passionate about learning…Read More

Maggie LaFratta

Maggie LaFratta

Social Computing, Health IT, Online Adolescent Safety

Maggie is an undergraduate pursuing a second degree in Computer Science. After…Read More

Ricardo Mangandi

Ricardo Mangandi

Health Information Technology, Social Computing

Ricardo is an Android developer interested in developing beneficial apps…Read More

Alisher Sultangazin

Alisher Sultangazin

Online Safety, Technology Research

Alisher is a Computer Science student from Khazakstan interested in…Read More

Carolina Santos

Carolina Santos

Mobile App Dev, Software Engineering, Online Security

Carolina is an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelors…Read More

Marcos Cacon

Marcos Cacon

Cybersecurity, Software Development, Data Science,

Marcos is a third year undergraduate student involved in SHPE…Read More

Hussain Khan

Hussain Khan

Online Safety, Data Science, Research

Hussain is an undergraduate student interested in Computer Science…Read More

Grayson Cozier

Grayson Cozier

Front & Back-end Development, Database Communcation

Grayson is a computer science major eager to learn and grow…Read More

Jacob Jardines

Jacob Jardines

Computer Science, Machine-Learning, Research

Jacob is a senior pursuing a degree in Computer Science…Read More

Cooper Urich

Cooper Urich

Mobile Dev, Web Development, Full Stack Dev

Cooper is a senior pursuing a degree in Computer…Read More

Jade Soto

Jade Soto

Data Science, Health Science, Computer Science

Jade is a junior pursuing a degree in Computer Science…Read More

Peter DeVita

Peter DeVita

Human-Computer interaction, Security, Social Media

Peter is a double major in Computer…Read More

Denielle Abaquita

Denielle Abaquita

Mobile Application Dev, HCI, UI/UX Design

Denielle is an undergraduate at the University of Central…Read More


  STIR Lab Alumni – Post Doc/Ph.D.

Arup Kumar Ghosh

Arup Kumar Ghosh

Human-Computer Interaction, Social Computing, and Adolescent Online Safety

Arup is an alumni involved in mobile adolescent safety online. His long-term goal… Read More

Heidi Hartikainen

Heidi Hartikainen

Online safety, Web 2.0, Child-Computer Interaction, Qualitative research, Digital Fabrication

Heidi is a postdoctoral scholar supporting prof. Wisniewski in her research… Read More


  STIR Lab Alumni – Masters/Undergrad

Zach Shea

Zach Shea

Mobile Application Development, UI/UX Design

Zach is in the Masters program for Modeling and Simulation at UCF. He specializes in UI/UX design and iOS…. Read More


Irina Lediaeva

Irina Lediaeva

Human-Computer Interaction, Machine Learning, 3D User Interfaces, Virtual Reality

Irina is a master’s student and a Fulbright grantee pursuing a major in Computer Science…. Read More


Zaina Aljallad

Zaina Aljallad

Human-Computer Interaction, Privacy, and Security

Zaina is currently a computer science undergraduate student. She hopes to continue on to receive her PhD….Read More

Christy LaPerriere

Christy LaPerriere

UI/UX Design, Web Development, Human-Computer Interaction

Christy is an undergraduate at the University of Central Florida pursuing Digital Media Web Design… Read More

Jaclyn Abraham

Jaclyn Abraham

Adolescent Online Safety, Viral Social Media Challenges

Jaclyn is a pre-medical student at the University of Central Florida pursuing a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Psychology… Read More

Timothy Dinh

Timothy Dinh

Human-Computer Interaction, Privacy, Youth Online Safety

Timothy is an undergraduate student at the University of Central Florida pursuing a BS in… Read More

Thomas Lukas

Thomas Lukas

Privacy, Youth Online Safety, Designing Better Solutions to Protect Teens Online

Thomas is a sophomore studying Computer Science at UCF… Read More

Hannah Main

Hannah Main

Human-Computer Interaction, Security, Machine Learning

Hannah is a sophomore currently pursuing a Computer Science degree with a minor in Secure Computing…Read More

Natalie Laurent

Natalie Laurent

UX/UI Design, Web Development, Digital Media

Natalie is an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Web and Social Platforms…Read More

Pia Nelson

Pia Nelson

HCI, Human Behavior, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science

Pia is an undergraduate student at the a University of Central Florida pursuing… Read More

Salomon Pluviose

Salomon Pluviose

Mobile App Development, Software Engineering

Salomon is an undergraduate student majoring in Computer Science…Read More

Sunil Kumar Patro

Sunil Kumar Patro

Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing

Sunil is a Masters student at the University of Central Florida…Read More

Tara Rutkowski

Tara Rutkowski

Machine Learning, Data Science, HCI, Statistical Learning Theory

Tara Rutkowski is a second year student double majoring in Computer…. Read More

Carlson Sharpless

Carlson Sharpless

Human-Computer Interaction, Online Safety, Privacy & Security

Carlson is an undergraduate pursuing a degree in Computer Science…Read More

Max Huebler

Max Huebler

iOS/Web Development, Artificial-Intelligence

Max is an undergraduate student pursuing Computer Science… Read More

Mary McIntosh

Mary McIntosh

Human-Computer Interaction, Medical Imaging, Computer Vision

Mary is an undergraduate student pursuing Computer Science. Mary…Read More

Christian Lozano

Christian Lozano

Web Development, Human-Computer Interaction, UI/UX

Christian is an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Computer…Read More

Nafisa Chowdhury

Nafisa Chowdhury

UX/UI Design, Human-Computer Interaction, AI

Nafisa is an undergraduate student majoring in Information…Read More

Avery Reyna

Avery Reyna

Computational Social Science, HCI, Cyber Security

Avery is an undergraduate student majoring in International…Read More

Nick Kershaw

Nick Kershaw

Information Technology, Online Safety, HCI

Nick is an undergraduate student majoring in Information…Read More

Huy Pham

Huy Pham

Health Information Technology, HCI

Huy is an undergraduate student majoring in Computer Science…Read More

Camila Acevedo Carrillo

Camila Acevedo Carrillo

Online Safety, City Science, Assistive Technology, HCI

Camila is an undergraduate student majoring in Computer Science…Read More

Komila Khamidova

Komila Khamidova

Human-Computer Interaction, Online Safety, Mobile App Dev

Komila is an undergraduate student majoring in Computer…Read More

Olukayode Aina

Olukayode Aina

Human-Computer Interaction, Virtual Reality, Mobile Dev

Olukayode is a graduate of Computer Science. He is…Read More

Sia Rajput

Sia Rajput

Human-Computer Interaction, Online Safety, Bio-Med

Sia is a high school junior interested in Computer Science…Read More

Lauren Escarcha

Lauren Escarcha

Human-Computer Interaction, Human-Robot Interaction, Robotics

Lauren is a high school senior interested in Computer…Read More

Lucas Lage

Lucas Lage

Web Development, Mobile app Development, Product Design

Lucas is a senior Computer Engineering student at UCF…Read More

Alice Zhang

Alice Zhang

Human-Computer Interaction, Mobile App Dev, UI/UX Design

Alice is an undergraduate student majoring in Computer Science…Read More

Past STIR Lab Members 

  • Prateek BasavarajPhD Student
  • Rajib DeyPhD Student
  • Bo Kang, PhD Student
  • Bridget McHugh, PhD Student
  • Larry Moralez, PhD Student
  • Juan GonzalezMaster’s Student
  • Christopher GranholmMaster’s Student
  • Rajat Jain, Master’s Student
  • Rangita RajakumarMaster’s Student
  • Muhammad Safi, Master’s Student
  • Aniruddha ShindeMaster’s Student
  • Uzair Tariq, Master’s Student
  • Dave Taylor, Master’s Student
  • Blake WyattMaster’s Student
  • Jonah YonkerMaster’s Student
  • David Clay, Senior Design Team
  • Eric Howard, Senior Design Team
  • Daniel Sledd, Senior Design Team
  • Kim Chen, NSF Summer REU on IoT
  • Arielle Cohen, NSF I-Corps Program
  • Joseph Prause, NSF Summer REU on IoT
  • Michael Jolly, Flit-Path Undergraduate Student
  • Makeda Elliot, Excel Undergrad Student
  • Sulaiman Hamouda, Excel Undergrad Student
  • Richard Hyman, Excel Undergrad Student
  • Na’Kiya Russel, Excel Undergrad Student
  • Jacob Sage, Excel Undergrad Student
  • Kevin Abreu-AguilaUndergraduate Student
  • Kaley BrindisiUndergraduate Student
  • Edgar Castellanos, Undergraduate Student
  • Enelson Castro, Undergraduate Student
  • Leylane CavalcanteUndergraduate Student
  • Sahana ChandraUndergraduate Student
  • Aditi Chokshi, Undergraduate Student
  • Carolina Esteves, Undergraduate Student
  • Ben FariaUndergraduate Student
  • Krystal Folkes, Undergraduate Student
  • Amanda Forster, Undergraduate Student
  • Yash GharatUndergraduate Student
  • Kevin HackerUndergraduate Student
  • Ian Harvey, Undergraduate Student
  • Julien JoachimUndergraduate Student
  • Lawrence Chas KaneUndergraduate Student
  • Gabriel Laaroussi, Undergraduate Student
  • Elizabeth MaspochUndergraduate Student
  • Madison MaynardUndergraduate Student
  • Amanda Nisenbaum, Undergraduate Student
  • Kashish Pathak, Undergraduate Student
  • Brielle Perlingieri, Undergraduate Student
  • Saloman Pluviose, Undergraduate Student
  • Kimberly Santa, Undergraduate Student
  • Michael Setzer, Undergraduate Student
  • Kristie Stovash, Undergraduate Student