Lab News

Pater invited to present at CHIM 2018 | February 2, 2018

Jessica has been invited to present her work on Defining Digital Self-harm at the 2018 Consumer Health Informatics in the Midwest Meeting next Saturday (2/10) in Fort Wayne, IN. This workshop will start a dialogue between consumer health informatics researchers, beginning with scholars who are located close to one another geographically. The purpose of the meeting will be to share information about ongoing projects and explore collaborative opportunities. Congrats Jessica!

Mynatt to Give Distinguished Lecture at Brown University | February 1, 2018

Beth will give a Distinguished Lecture next Thursday (2/8) at Brown University, Rethinking Ubiquitous Computing to Transform Healthcare. In this talk, she will draw from a number of research projects that integrate computing research, human-centered design, and health management theory to create promising approaches for promoting wellness, supporting behavior change and delivering improved health outcomes.
Update: Click here to watch Beth in action!

Mynatt Goes to Washington! | January 30, 2018

Led by moderate Dan Lopresti, Beth along with Henning Schulzrinne, Matt Wansley, and Nadya Bliss served on a panel representing computing researchers in academia and industry, making the case for intelligent infrastructure to congressmen, congressional staffers, and other stakeholders. They argued that while infrastructure needs are critical, it would be shortsighted to simply replicate more of what we have. Intelligent infrastructure is the deep embedding of sensing, computing, and communications capabilities into traditional urban and rural physical infrastructures such as roads, buildings, bridges, pipelines, water and electric distribution systems for the purpose of increasing efficiency, resiliency, and safety. To read more about this testimony, click here.

Jessica to participate in Research Ethics Panel at the ACM GROUP conference | December 20, 2017

The ACM GROUP conference will convene next month for their bi-annual conference. Jessica, in collaboration with Casey Fiesler (UC Boulder), Michael Muller (IBM Research), Pernille Bjorn (Univ. Copenhagen), and Pamela Wisniewski (Univ. Central Florida) will hold a Research Ethics panel. This is the first ever panel for the GROUP conference. To learn more about what they will be talking about, click here.

Congratulations Maia!! | December 13, 2017

Recent ECL alumna Maia Jacobs has been selected as the newest Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS) Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University. CRCS is housed in the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She is currently working with Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science, Krzysztof Gajos. Congratulations Maia!!