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 […]


Featured Research

March 6th, 2015 by STAR | No Comments

Featured Research

Congratulations to Oliver Haimson for his research being featured in article on Fusion.net titled “Facebook is now allowing users to identify as any gender they want.”


Mori Featured in UCI Undergraduate Research Journal

October 20th, 2014 by STAR | No Comments

Mori Featured in UCI Undergraduate Research Journal

Congratulations to Kevin Mori, whose work title “Navigating Multiple Identities in Online and Offline Spaces” has been selected for publication in Volume XVI of The UCI Undergraduate Research Journal. Kevin Mori worked on this project as a part of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP). Congratulations!


Brubaker Quoted in Knowledge@Wharton!

April 1st, 2014 by STAR | No Comments

Brubaker Quoted in Knowledge@Wharton!

Jed’s work is featured in an article in online business analysis journal Knowledge@Wharton, titled “Rest in Peace: Planning for Your Demise, Digitally“. But online memorials are delicate entities. Who has custody of the profile? Who gets access? Who has the right to decide what’s appropriate to include, and what is involved in those decisions? Jed […]


STAR Work-in-Progress and Workshop Papers Accepted to CHI!

February 21st, 2014 by STAR | No Comments

STAR Work-in-Progress and Workshop Papers Accepted to CHI!

Congratulations to Kate Ringland, who has a Work-in-Progress and a workshop paper accepted to CHI 2014! Work-in-Progress SensoryPaint: A Natural User Interface Supporting Sensory Integration in Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders Kathryn E Ringland, Rodrigo Zalapa, Megan Neal, Lizbeth Escobedo, Monica Tentori, and Gillian R Hayes Natural User Interfaces (NUI) offer an innovative approach to sensory […]


Managing Online Identities for the Deceased

October 29th, 2013 by STAR | No Comments

Managing Online Identities for the Deceased

The death of a loved one can be a challenging time for survivors who are left to manage the deceased’s affairs. In many cases, our increasing amount of online data is exacerbating this issue. Our social media lives create vast quantities of personal data that remain after we die. However, these data are not like other assets that we include in wills or testaments. They are connected to a large number of friends who survive us, all with diverse needs.


Paper accepted to the CHI workshop on HCI at the End of Life

January 29th, 2010 by STAR | No Comments

Paper accepted to the CHI workshop on HCI at the End of Life

Congratulations to Jed Brubaker and Janet Vertesi on the acceptance of their paper on death and social networking sites to the CHI 2010 workshop HCI at the End of Life. Death and the Social Network Jed R. Brubaker & Janet Vertesi We analyze profiles and associated comments on social network sites following the death of […]