Lab News

Maia Receives iSchools Dissertation Award! | January 18, 2019

Our own Dr. Maia Jacobs was recently announced as the winner of the 2019 iSchools Doctoral Dissertation Award ! The iSchools Doctoral Dissertation Award recognizes the best iSchool dissertations of the preceding year. Nominations are solicited from all members of the iSchools organization (over 100 institutions worldwide) and judged by an award committee drwan from leading international schools. The Award Committee felt it was timely and important, and lauded its impact in how patients manage their health. Congrats Maia!!

ECL at CSCW 2018 | September 25, 2018

The lab will be well represented at CSCW this year! Jessica and Maia are part of the organizing committee for the Conducting Research with Stigmatized Populations workshop ( Maia and Beth will be presenting their paper MyPath: investigating breast cancer patients use of personalized health information on Wednesday. We look forward to seeing everyone in Jersey City this November!!

New ECL Members | September 2, 2018

This semester we have a wonderful group of new students working in the Everyday Computing Lab! Pearl Ruparel, Rach Feinberg, and Aparna Ramesh are Masters students and Cooper Link, Anjana Balamourougan, and Jack Weinkselbaum are Undergraduates. They are working on a range of exciting projects that span from adaptive mobile tablets to optimization of health mobile apps to developing tools to support patients and caregivers. To learn more about these great students, click here. Welcome to the lab!!

2018 NSF Smart Heath PI Workshop | August 30, 2018

The ECL will be represented at the 2018 NSF Smart Health Workshop by Beth and Jessica. The purpose of this workshop is to to discuss and promote advances in smart health research and to foster partnerships and education for the future of smart health. Beth will be presenting the results from the MyPath tablet which provides adaptive support for breast cancer patients throughout their phases of treatment. Jessica received a Student Travel grant from NSF to attend and present her research at the workshop. The workshop takes place in Arlington, VA on September 24-26th.

ECL @ CHI 2018 | April 20, 2018

ECL will be attending CHI 2018. Jessica will be participating in the 3rd Symposium on Computing in Mental Health , presenting components of her dissertation research focused on interviewing clinicians and patients about how technology impacts the presentation of eating disorders in the clinical context. Maia and Beth will also be in attendance. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in Montreal!!

2018 ICED Conference | April 5, 2018

Jessica will be presenting her work on characterizing type of eating disordered content across various social media platforms at this year's Association of Eating Disorders's International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED) in Chicago on Friday, April 20th. The ICED conference is a scientific conference that spans research and education from basic science to the treating clinician; ICED is attended by leading international researchers and includes presentations and discussions on the cutting edge of research in the field. Congrats Jessica!!

ECL @ CCC Workshop on Health Disparities | April 3, 2018

Next week Beth and Jessica (and several ECL Alumni) will be attending the CCC workshop Sociotechnical Interventions for Health Disparity Reduction. This workshop will bring together leading researchers in computing, health informatics, and behavioral medicine to develop an integrative research agenda regarding sociotechnical interventions to reduce health disparities and improve the health of socio-economically disadvantaged populations. Both Beth and Jessica are looking forward to engaging a workshop in New Orleans!

Congratulations Jon! | April 1, 2018

Today Jon successfully defended his dissertation! Jon will be heading to a Post-Doc at Children's Healthcare in Boston later this summer. Congratulations Dr. Bidwell!!

Mynatt to Give Goldman Sachs Distinguished Lecture at University of Utah | March 15, 2018

Beth will give the University of Utah's College of Computing Goldman Sachs Distinguished Lecture on 3/1. The talk Rethinking Ubiquitous Computing to Transform Healthcare, will focus on the unique capabilities of pervasive comp.uting technologies and their potential to transform healthcare by shifting care from institutional to home settings by helping individuals engage in their own care, by facilitating problem solving and decision making, and by creating a network of communication and collaboration channels that extends healthcare delivery to everyday settings. To learn more about the event, click here

Alumna Lena Mamykina Returns to Atlanta! | March 7, 2018

Lena Mamykina (Class of '09) returns this week for a whirlwind of research activities! Wednesday (3/7) she will give a lecture, From persona informatics to personal analytics: Using personal data to facilitate self-management of diabetes at The Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Later that day she is a special guest in the Issues in Human Centered Computing Seminar where she will discuss her seminal paper MAHI: Investigation of Social Scaffolding for Reflective Thinking in Diabetes Management. On Thursday (3/8), she is an invited discussant for the IPaT Thursday Think Tank focused on Approaches in Health IT to Address Health Disparities. To learn more about this event, click here. We are so glad to welcome Lena back to campus!