News Briefs

  • Prof. Bonnie Nardi gave a keynote address titled “Activity Theory and Imagination: Possible-Worlds Artifacts and Practices” at the 4th Congress of the International Society for Cultural and Activity Research (ISCAR) in October in Sydney, Australia. 

    October 2014
  • Prof. André van der Hoek  delivered a keynote address titled "Software Design Sketching" at the 28th Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering (SBES) in October in Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil.

    October 2014
  • Postdoctoral research associate Thomas LaToza co-chaired the Fifth Workshop on Evaluation and Usability of Programming Languages and Tools (PLATEAU) at the ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Systems, Programming, Languages and Applications: Software for Humanity (SPLASH 2014) held in October in Portland, OR. 

    October 2014
  • Prof. Alfred Kobsa co-chaired the 8th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2014), held October 6-10 in the Silicon Valley’s Foster City. This conference is the premier international forum for presentation of new research results, systems, and techniques in the broad field of recommender systems. 

    October 2014
  • Prof. Alfred Kobsa has been awarded $666,343 by the National Science Foundation for his research on user privacy decision support. The proposal, "A User-Tailored Approach to Privacy Decision Support," seeks to realistically empower users for privacy choices, through personalized default settings and through rationales for disclosure that best suit users’ anticipated decision-making. Throughout his research, Kobsa will work with industry to deploy solutions for privacy decision support.

    September 2014
  • ISR Director Richard N. Taylor has been awarded $199,960 by the National Science Foundation for his research on "EAGER: Accountability Through Architecture for Decentralized Systems".

    September 2014
  • Prof. André van der Hoek and Post-Doctoral Researcher Thomas LaToza have been awarded $1.4M by the National Science Foundation for their research on CrowdProgramming which seeks to bring the benefits of microtask crowdsourcing to programming.

    June 2014
  • Prof. Alfred Kobsa, has been awarded a $70,000 grant from Intel Labs to support his research on users’ privacy decision-making in the context of mobile and ubiquitous computing.

    June 2014
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher Birgit Penzenstadler will be joining the Computer Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) Department of California State University Long Beach as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in January 2015.

    June 2014
  • Prof. James A. Jones, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER grant for his research on Aiding Comprehension of Complex Software Dynamics to Support High-Quality Software Development.

    June 2014

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