Lab News

ECL @ CHI 2017 | May 8, 2017

ECL lab members are participating in several CHI 2017 activities. On Saturday, Jessica will be participating in the 2nd Annual Computing in Mental Health Symposium. On Sunday, Jon, Jessica, Maia and Beth will all be participating in the annual Workshop on Interactive Systems in Health .
Beth is charing a panel on Research Opportunities and Visions for Smart and Pervasive Health . Panelists included Lena Mamykina, Donna Spruijt-Metz, and Katie Siek.
Jon is presenting on his original research about the Rejection of Non-seizures from Retrospective Video of Wristband Reported Epileptic Seizure Events .
Jessica is presenting a research highlight poster on the next steps from her paper on Defining Digital Self Harm .
Maia is presenting an original research poster on the Usability Assessment of a Personalized and Adaptive Health Tool.

Distinguished Lecture @ Univ. Minnesota | April 29, 2017

Beth will be speaking as the Cray Distinguished Speaker Monday May 1, 2017 in the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. Her talk will focus on a decade of research that explores the combination of computing research, human-centered design, and health management theory to create promising approaches for promoting wellness, supporting behavior change, and delivering improved health outcomes.
Click here for more information on the event!

Anita Borg Institute – Atlanta Chapter Quick Research Bites | April 27, 2017

The official local chapter of the Anita Borg Institute is launching on April 27! To celebrate this occasion, six local scientists, researchers, and businesswomen have been invited to discuss their research and impacts for Atlanta and beyond! Lab member Jessica Pater will be presenting her research on characterizing self harm online and how we might meaningfully connect these online activities and behaviors into clinical practice. For more information, click here for more information. Congrats Jessica!

ECL demos at the 2017 GT | April 27, 2017

The ECL was well represented at the 2017 GT Institute for People and Technology Industry Innovation Day. Hosted at the GVU Center, the Research Showcase component of the day focused on connecting industry leaders to Georgia Tech research in people-centered technology that enhances our communities and impacts how we live day-to-day.
Jon Bidwell presented a poster on Supporting everyday self-management practices for pediatric patients with epilepsy
Maia Jacobs presented a poster and demo on Designing Adaptive Technology to Provide Personalized Support to Cancer Patients .
Jessica Pater presented a poster on Exploring the connections of eating disorder content online and clinical practices .
Aditi Dhar presented a poster on User Centered Design of a Patient Monitoring Dashboard for Cancer Navigators .

Best Paper Award at CSCW 2017! | March 1, 2017

The lab will be repressed at the 2017 CSCW conference in Portland, OR. Jessica will be presenting the paper "Defining Digital Self-harm" which was awarded a Best Paper distinction. She will be presenting the paper on Tuesday 2/28 at 2:30. Congratulations Jessica and Beth!!

Beth attends the 2016 White House Frontiers Conference | October 14, 2016

On October 13, the White House hosted a day-long conference focused on the research and programs on the forefront of U.S. science and technology. This invitation-only event brings together technologists, innovators, researchers and industry leaders to participate in conversations around what are the grand challenges and cutting-edge research for the next several decades. The frontiers discussed this year included health care innovation and precision medicine, accelerating clean energy, space exploration.
Mynatt participated in the National Frontiers track, where attendees discussed harnessing the potential of artificial intelligence, including data science, machine learning, automation, and robotics.
The White House also announced new research partnerships and a $300 million investment in research initiatives that reflected the frontiers discussed at the conference.

Dr. Beth Mynatt presents on her role with the CCC to the GT community | September 15, 2016

Dr. Mynatt presented to the Georgia Tech GVU community today about he role as the Executive Director of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) and what research and funding in computing looks like in Washington D.C. and what is on the horizon. The video from this talk can be found here.

Beth Mynatt Named Distinguished Professor | September 1, 2016

Effective immediately, our leader Beth Mynatt received a promotion to distinguished professor! This is based on her scholarship and contributions to the College of Computing, The Georgia Tech community, and her commitment to advancing the field of computer science. To learn more about this accomplishment, go to
Congratulations Beth!!

ECL at ICWSM 2016 | September 1, 2016

ECL will be at ICWSM in Cologne, Germany on May 17-20th. Jessica Pater, in collaboration with Casey Fiesler, Anna Lauren Hoffmann, Nicholas Proferes, and Stevie Chancellor have organized a workshop on Ethical Social Media Research. More information on the workshop can be found at

ECL at 2016 Pervasive Health Conference | September 1, 2016

The Everyday Computing Lab will be presenting research at the 2016 EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare Conference in Cancun, Mexico May 16th - May 19th. Maia Jacobs will be presenting her paper with James Clawson and Dr. Elizabeth Mynatt "A Cancer Journey Framework: Guiding the Design of Holistic Health Technology." Additionally, she will be presenting at the Future of Pervasive Health Workshop.