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 Assistant 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


  Ph.D. Students

Karla Badillo-Urquiola

Karla Badillo-Urquiola

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

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


Afsaneh Razi

Afsaneh Razi

HCI, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Online Safety, Security and Privacy

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

Zach Shea

Zach Shea

Mobile Application Development, UI/UX Design

Zach is an undergraduate student studying Computer Science at UCF. He specializes in iOS app development and…. 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 hiatus working in the industry… Read More

Prateek Basavaraj

Prateek Basavaraj

Student Success, Higher Education, Personalized Learning, Predictive Analytics, and Computing Education

Prateek is a Ph.D. student advised by Dr. Ivan Garibay… Read More


  Masters/Undergraduate Students:

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

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 Information Technology…. 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 a degree in Digital Media Web Design…. Read More

Tara Rutkowski

Tara Rutkowski

Machine Learning, Data Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Statistical Learning Theory

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

Denielle Abaquita

Denielle Abaquita

Mobile Application Development, Human-Computer Interaction, UI/UX Design

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

Amy Godfrey

Amy Godfrey

Online Safety, Natural Language Processing, and Online Communities

Amy is a Junior Undergraduate student majoring in Economicts and a minor… Read More

Maria Lopez

Maria Lopez

Human-Computer Interaction, Online Safety, and Natural Language Processing

Maria is an undergraduate student pursuing a Computer Science major…Read More

Kevin Hacker

Kevin Hacker

UI/UX Design, Front End Development, Game Design

Kevin received his BA in Digital Media: Game Design from UCF in May of 2019. He specializes in …Read More

Jonah Yonker

Jonah Yonker

Cybersecurity

John is a cybersecurity specialist who enjoys building things….Read More

Blake Wyatt

Blake Wyatt

Web and App Development, Computer Vision

Blake is an Undergraduate pursuing a degree….Read More

Christopher Granholm

Christopher Granholm

Senior Design Team

Christopher is a computer science major graduating in the fall semester. He works…Read More

Juan Gonzalez

Juan Gonzalez

Senior Design Team

Juan is a senior studying computer science at UCF. Interested mainly in server, web application….Read More

Lawrence Chas Kane

Lawrence Chas Kane

Adolescent online safety, positive parent-child relationships

Web developer with many interests, from fire spinning to …. Read More


  STIR Lab Alumni

Arup Kumar Ghosh

Arup Kumar Ghosh

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

Arup studies adolescent online safety in the mobile context. The long-term goal of his… Read More

Chhaya Chouhan

Chhaya Chouhan

Human Computer Interaction, Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence, Online Safety

Chhaya Chouhan earned her Masters in Computer Science from UCF in 2018… Read More

Abhiditya Jha

Abhiditya Jha

User Experience, Mobile Software and Hardware, Human Computer Interaction, Machine Learning, Web Services

Abhiditya is a ORC Doctoral Fellow pursuing his Ph.D. in…. Read More

Larry Moralez

Larry Moralez

Human-Machine Interaction, Cognitive Neuroscience, Machine Learning, and Complex Systems

Larry previously studied philosophy and Cognitive Science at UCF… Read More

Kaley Brindisi

Kaley Brindisi

Internet of Things, Data Science, Mobile Application Development, Healthcare, and Security

Kaley is an undergraduate student pursuing a double major in Computer… Read More

Aniruddha Shinde

Aniruddha Shinde

Machine Learning (specific interest in Deep Learning), Natural Language Processing, and Computer Vision

Aniruddha Shinde is currently pursuing a….Read More

Rangita Rajakumar

Rangita Rajakumar

Android development, Internet of Things and Healthcare

Rangita is a master’s student pursuing a major in Computer Science. Her interest lies in Android development. Her … Read More

Ian Harvey

Ian Harvey

Deep Learning, Computer Vision, App Development

Ian is an Undergraduate pursuing a degree in Computer Science. He is part of the Senior Design Team for the STIR Lab.

Dave Taylor

Dave Taylor

Carebit, Backend Web Development, iOS Development

Dave is an undergraduate pursuing a degree in Computer Science. He is part of the Senior Design Team for the STIR Lab.

Ben Faria

Ben Faria

Backend Development, UX/UI

Ben is an Undergraduate student at UCF studying Computer Science. He is interested in the field of HCI and in developing software that will benefit humanity….Read More

Elizabeth Maspoch

Elizabeth Maspoch

HCI, Social Computing, Online Safety, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning

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

Madison Maynard

Madison Maynard

Cognitive Neuroscience, HCI, Teen Safety Online, Autism

I am a second year student pursuing a BS in psychology with a minor in mathematics. In the future I plan on… Read More

  • Bo Kang, PhD Student
  • Bridget McHugh, PhD Student
  • Jasser Jasser, PhD Student
  • Muhammad Safi, Master’s Student
  • Uzair Tariq, Master’s Student
  • Rajat Jain, Master’s Student
  • Joseph Prause, NSF Summer REU on IoT
  • Kim Chen, NSF Summer REU on IoT
  • Arielle Cohen, NSF I-Corps Program
  • Michael Jolly, Flit-Path Undergraduate Student
  • Richard Hyman, Excel Undergrad Student
  • Jacob Sage, Excel Undergrad Student
  • Na’Kiya Russel, Excel Undergrad Student
  • Makeda Elliot, Excel Undergrad Student
  • Sulaiman Hamouda, Excel Undergrad Student
  • Daniel Sledd, Senior Design Team
  • David Clay, Senior Design Team
  • Eric Howard, Senior Design Team
  • Krystal Folkes, Undergraduate Student
  • Amanda Forster, Undergraduate Student
  • Michael Setzer, Undergraduate Student
  • Aditi Chokshi, Undergraduate Student
  • Edgar Castellanos, Undergraduate Student
  • Kimberly Santa, Undergraduate Student
  • Brielle Perlingieri, Undergraduate Student
  • Carolina Esteves, Undergraduate Student
  • Kristie Stovash, Undergraduate Student