Student Updates

Katherine Lo (P. Dourish, advisor) has received a three year NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. 

Lee Martie (A. van der Hoek, advisor) has received a 2016-17 IBM Ph.D. Fellowship. This fellowship program is an intensely competitive worldwide program, which honors exceptional Ph.D. students who have an interest in solving problems that are important to IBM and fundamental to innovation in many academic disciplines and areas of study.  Additionally, Martie is spending his summer as an intern at IBM T.J. Watson in New York for the second summer in a row.  His mentor at IBM is Peri Tarr. 

Yiran Wang (G. Mark, advisor) was selected to attend the 2016 Human Computer Interaction Consortium (HCIC) held in Watsonville, CA in June where she gave a ‘boaster’ to introduce her research on youth and technology, and how the Millennial generation engages with information and communication technologies.

Caitie Lustig (B. Nardi and G. Bowker, advisors) was a co-organizer and co-moderator of a panel on “Algorithmic Authority: the Ethics, Politics, and Economics of Algorithms that Interpret, Decide, and Manage” at the ACM Conference for Human-Computer Interaction (CHI 2016) in San Jose, CA in May.

Daniel Gardner (B. Nardi, advisor) is presenting his paper “Gatekeeping Games: A Topographic Consideration of Para-Ludic Borderlands” at the First International Joint Conference of DIGRA (Digital Games Research Association) and FDG (Foundations of Digital Games) in August at Dundee, UK.

Nicole Crenshaw (B. Nardi, advisor) is co-author on the paper “‘Its’a Me, Mario!’: Costumed Gaming’s Effects on Character Identification” which is being presented at the First International Joint Conference of DIGRA (Digital Games Research Association) and FDG (Foundations of Digital Games) in August at Dundee, UK. The paper is co-authored by ICS Prof. Joshua Tanenbaum and ICS project scientist Karen Tanenbaum.

Alireza Sadeghi (S. Malek, advisor) spent his summer as an intern at Google in Mountain View, CA where he worked with the Android Security team and developed a tool that facilitates the security review of Android devices.

Nicole Crenshaw (B. Nardi, advisor) is presenting her paper “‘It Was More Than Just the Game, It was the Community’: Social Affordances in Online Games” at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) in Kauai, HI in January. Crenshaw also presented her paper “NPCs as Social Mediators in Massively Multiplayer Online Games” at the Intelligent Narrative Technologies and Social Believability in Games Workshop at the Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment in Santa Cruz, CA in November. Both papers are co-authored by her advisor Prof. Bonnie Nardi.

Reyhaneh Jabbarvand Behrouz (S. Malek, advisor) interned last summer at Intel in Minneapolis, MN as part of the Performance Modeling team in the Data Center Group. She studied the impact of dependency between program components deployed on communicating peers on the performance of HPC systems, and delivered a white paper as a result of experiments on the topic.

Maryam Khademi (C. Lopes, advisor) gave a presentation titled “Face tracking in videos in-the-wild and hand pose estimation using RGB-D images” in September at Intel in Santa Clara, CA while she was interning there. Khademi is also co-first author, with Hossein Hondori, of “Choice of Human Computer Interaction in Stroke Rehabilitation,” appearing in the Journal of Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. Other co-authors are L. Dodakian, A. McKenzie (Chapman Univ.), Khademi’s advisor Cristina V. Lopes, and S.C. Cramer.

Martin Shelton (B. Nardi, advisor), who recently graduated, has received the Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellowship. Shelton will work at the New York Times starting in February conducting user research and data analytics for the Coral Project on citizen participation in journalism.

Chris Wolf (P. Dourish, advisor) spent her summer as an intern at IBM Research where she worked with mentor Jeanette Blomberg and the members of the Cloud Services Analytics group at IBM Almaden, looking at mobile work practices. She also received the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Scholar Fellowship for the 2015-16 academic year.