Lab News

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!

Workshop Papers Accepted to CHI 2018 | February 27, 2018

The lab has two workshop papers accepted for CHI 2018, both led by Jessica Pater: Does the Punishment fit the "crime"? Online harassment policies and the case of self-harm co-authored with Casey Fiesler, has been accepted to the Understanding "Bad Actors" Online Workshop, and Digital Self-harm - A case study of eating disorders and social media co-authored with Beth Mynatt, has been accepted to the CHI 2018 Symposium on Computing and Mental Health.

Mynatt at 2018 AAAS Annual Meeting | February 14, 2018

Beth is traveling to Austin, TX this week to participate in the Annual American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In collaboration with Ann Drobnis, they organized the session Transforming Cities, Transportation, and Agriculture with Intelligent Infrastructure. This builds on the momentum from her recent congressional testimony. To learn more about the session, click here. Way to go Beth!

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!!