Weiner Featured in ICS News!

June 18th, 2014 by STAR | No Comments

Weiner Featured in ICS News!

Congratulations to STAR undergraduate Rachel Weiner, who was recently featured in the ICS news! The article is titled “Mentorship program makes a strong impression in its first year.” Rachel Weiner, a computer science/informatics double major who just finished her sophomore year, was paired up with Smart as her mentor. “I like the idea of having […]


Pina and Hayes’ Work Featured in PsychCentral and British Psychological Society!

June 12th, 2014 by STAR | No Comments

Pina and Hayes’ Work Featured in PsychCentral and British Psychological Society!

Laura Pina and Gillian Hayes’ work on ADHD parenting strategies was recently featured in both PsychCentral and The British Psychological Association! PsychCentral: “New App Helps ADHD Moms Manage Stress” “Instead of focusing an individual in need we are looking at how to build and design technology for the family as a whole and what’s beneficial […]


Pina and Hayes’ Work Featured in Medical News Today!

June 10th, 2014 by STAR | No Comments

Pina and Hayes' Work Featured in Medical News Today!

Congratulations to Laura Pina and Gillian Hayes, whose work was featured recently in Medical News Today in an article titled “Stress measured and advice delivered by app to help parents cope in real time“. Computer scientists at Microsoft Research and the University of California, San Diego have developed a system that combines a mobile application […]


Brubaker and Collaborators’ Work Featured on Fast Company!

May 18th, 2014 by STAR | No Comments

Brubaker and Collaborators' Work Featured on Fast Company!

A study by Jed Brubaker and his collaborators Funda Kivran-Swaine (Rutgers), Mor Naaman (Cornell Tech), et al. was featured on Fast Company, in an article titled “Women Are More Lonely On Twitter, But Men Get More Sympathy“. A new analysis that catalogued some expressions of loneliness on Twitter found compelling gender differences both in how […]


Hayes Featured in Zocalo Public Square

May 13th, 2014 by STAR | No Comments

Hayes Featured in Zocalo Public Square

A short article by Gillian titled “There’s actually an app for that” was recently published in Zocalo Public Square, a journalism project from Arizona State University. Now, people have been using computers for kids with autism for decades. So, that’s not new, but what we do have in the last few years is the advent […]


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 […]


Brubaker Quoted in Reader’s Digest!

November 7th, 2013 by STAR | No Comments

Brubaker Quoted in Reader's Digest!

Jed is quoted in a new Reader’s Digest article, “Coping with Death on Facebook“. “With a funeral, there is a specific time and place for people to mourn,” says Jed Brubaker, a University of California, Irvine, social media scholar. “On Facebook, anyone at any time can engage in this process.”


Brubaker’s Work Featured by UC Irvine News!

October 26th, 2013 by Oliver Haimson | No Comments

Brubaker's Work Featured by UC Irvine News!

Jed is featured in a Halloween-themed article by UC Irvine News, titled “The spooky side of science“. “The mass adoption of social network sites includes, as a natural consequence, the growing presence of profiles representing individuals who are no longer alive,” he explains on his website. “However, the death of a user does not result […]


Brubaker’s Work Highlighted by Center for Digital Ethics & Policy!

October 4th, 2013 by STAR | No Comments

Brubaker's Work Highlighted by Center for Digital Ethics & Policy!

Jed was interviewed by Center for Digital Ethics & Policy in an article called “RIP Trolling“. “For many individuals it’s about connecting with other people who are experiencing loss,” explains Jed Brubaker, a digital identity researcher who focuses on death, social media and post-mortem identity. Facebook, of course, is also a popular destination for commiseration. […]