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 […]


CSCW Best Paper Honorable Mention

March 6th, 2015 by STAR | No Comments

CSCW Best Paper Honorable Mention

Congratulations to Oliver Haimson, Jed Brubaker, Lynn Dombrowski, Gillian Hayes on their CSCW Best Paper Honorable Mention! Haimson, O. L., Brubaker, J. R., Dombrowski, L., & Hayes, G. R. Disclosure, Stress, and Support During Gender Transition on Facebook. Proceedings of ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing 2015.


iConference Publications

January 14th, 2015 by STAR | No Comments

iConference Publications

Several members of STAR had publications accepted to this year’s iConference. Congratulations! Haimson, O. L., Menking, A., Eschler, J., Erickson, I., & Hayes, G. R. Exploring Gender, Race, and Sexuality with Social Media Data. Workshop at iConference 2015. more info: https://iconferencesocialmediadata.wordpress.com/ CFP: https://iconferencesocialmediadata.wordpress.com/call-for-papers/ Haimson, O. L., Brubaker, J. R., Loder, C., Dombrowski, L., & Hayes, […]


Brubaker featured on Australia’s Triple J Radio!

September 2nd, 2014 by STAR | No Comments

Brubaker featured on Australia's Triple J Radio!

Jed Brubaker was recently featured on a “Death on Social Media” episode of “Hack,” a show on Australia’s Triple J radio! Take a listen to hear about Jed’s research and the human experience of grief on social media. Its like a modern day graveyard. But its definitely Graveyard 2.0… Unlike a cemetery, where you might travel […]


STAR CSCW 2015 Papers

September 2nd, 2014 by STAR | No Comments

STAR CSCW 2015 Papers

Three papers by STAR group members have been accepted for CSCW 2015! Haimson, O. L., Brubaker, J. R., Dombrowski, L., & Hayes, G. R. (2015). Disclosure, Stress, and Support During Gender Transition on Facebook. In Proceedings of the ACM 2015 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work. Ringland, K. E., Wolf, C. T., Dombrowski, L., & Hayes, […]


Brubaker Awarded Rob Kling Memorial Fellowship!

August 23rd, 2014 by STAR | No Comments

Brubaker Awarded Rob Kling Memorial Fellowship!

Congratulations to Jed Brubaker, who won a Rob Kling Memorial Fellowship for 2014-2015! The fellowship comes with a $2,000 cash award to support Jed’s research and dissertation. The Rob Kling Memorial Endowed Fellowship was created to honor the life of Rob Kling, Professor of Information and Computer Science here at UCI, who passed away in […]


Dombrowski and Brubaker Awarded ISTC Graduate Research Fellowships!

May 28th, 2014 by STAR | No Comments

Dombrowski and Brubaker Awarded ISTC Graduate Research Fellowships!

Congratulations to Lynn Dombrowski and Jed Brubaker, who were both awarded Intel Science and Technology Center (ISTC) for Social Computing Graduate Research Awards for the 2014-2015 academic year! The ISTC for Social Computing is one of a network of university-based research centers supported by Intel Corporation. Based at UC Irvine, ISTC-Social is focused particularly on […]


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 […]


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 Chosen as Finalist for Facebook Fellowship!

February 10th, 2014 by STAR | No Comments

Brubaker Chosen as Finalist for Facebook Fellowship!

Congratulations to Jed Brubaker, who was chosen as a finalist for the highly-competitive 2014-2015 Facebook Graduate Fellowship Award! Brubaker was among the top 35 applicants worldwide.