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STAR students given best paper nods

October 2nd, 2016 by admin | No Comments

We are excited to announce that Kate Ringland et. al. and Oliver Haimson et. al. have both acknowledgement on their recent publications for best paper slots. Oliver Haimson et. al.’s paper, “Firebird: Predicting Fire Risk and Prioritizing Fire Inspections in Atlanta” won a best student paper award at KDD this year, and Kate Ringland et. […]


Kate Ringland wins ARCS Fellow Scholar Award

October 2nd, 2016 by admin | No Comments

STAR lab gives congratulations to Kate Ringland who was awarded and ARCS Fellow Scholar award for 2016-2018! The National ARCS (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) Foundation, Inc., is a unique, nonprofit, national volunteer organization of women dedicated to providing scholarships to academically outstanding U.S. citizens studying to complete their degrees in science, medicine and engineering, […]


Research makes news

March 22nd, 2016 by admin | No Comments

Understanding Social Media Disclosures of Sexual Abuse Through the Lenses of Support Seeking and Anonymity has been receiving attention from the press including articles written by the BBC, Vocaiv, and PsychCentral. You can “read all about it” here: http://www.vocativ.com/news/289711/men-sexual-abuse-online/ Survivors of Sexual Abuse Find Support in Online Anonymity Nazanin Andalibi, Oliver L. Haimson, Munmun De […]


Digital Footprints Wins Honorable Mention at CHI

March 22nd, 2016 by admin | No Comments

Congratulations to Oliver Haimson, Jed Brubaker, Lynn Dombrowski, and Gillian Hayes on their 2016 CHI paper, Digital Footprints and Changing Networks During Online Identity Transitions, receiving and honorable mention for best paper at CHI this year. According to the technical committee, “of the ~2325 paper submissions, 92 papers have been recognized with Honorable Mentions (roughly […]


Proximity Detection for Autism Research wins Dean’s Choice award

March 22nd, 2016 by admin | No Comments

Proximity Detection for Autism Research wins Dean's Choice award

Congratulations to Baldwin Chang, Anthony Foley, and Meghan Matibag, whose Senior design project has won a Dean’s Choice award. The project, Proximity Detection for Autism Research, is aimed at looking at new methods of conducting autism-related therapy. The team has started building an application to relate proximity and orientation between subjects within a controlled environment […]


New Publication Available on Zody iPad Game

June 11th, 2015 by STAR | No Comments

New Publication Available on Zody iPad Game

A new publication by LouAnne Boyd and her coauthors is now available on the ACM digital library. Abstract: This article describes how collaborative assistive technologies, housed on off-the-shelf, low-cost platforms such as the iPad, can be used to facilitate social relationships in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Through an empirical study of the use […]


Brubaker Successfully Defends Dissertation

June 11th, 2015 by STAR | No Comments

Brubaker Successfully Defends Dissertation

Congratulations to Jed Brubaker for successfully defending his dissertation titled: “Death, Identity, and the Social Network” Committee: Gillian R. Hayes (Chair), Paul Dourish, Geoffrey C. Bowker, Melissa Mazmanian Abstract: What happens to our accounts, data, and digital identities after we die? Over 550,000 US Facebook users will die in 2015, but their deaths will not necessarily result in the […]


Dombrowski Successfully Defends Dissertation

June 11th, 2015 by STAR | No Comments

Dombrowski Successfully Defends Dissertation

Congratulations to Lynn Dombrowski for successfully defending her dissertation titled: “Sociotechnical Food Justice: Examining and Designing Public Interventions for Systemic Social Issues” Committee: Gillian Hayes (Co-Chair), Melissa Mazmanian (Co-Chair), Carl DiSalvo, Geoffrey Bowker Abstract: In my work, I examine and design public sociotechnical interventions for systemic social issues. I use food insecurity, or a lack of […]


CHI Best Paper for Heather Faucett

June 11th, 2015 by STAR | No Comments

CHI Best Paper for Heather Faucett

Congratulations to Heather Faucett and her co-authors on their Best Paper at CHI 2015! Semaan, B., Faucett, H., Robertson, S., Maruyama, M., Douglas, S. (2015). Designing Political Deliberation Environments to Support Interactions in the Online Public Sphere. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2015). Seoul, South Korea. New York: […]


UROP Fellowship for Marie Tsaasan

June 11th, 2015 by STAR | No Comments

UROP Fellowship for Marie Tsaasan

Congratulations to Marie Tsaasan for receiving the UROP Fellowship for her work “Supporting Health Organizations in the Global South“. She presented her work at the UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium.