Basma Abukwaik receives Provost Summer Research Fellowship

basmaLab research assistant Basma Abukwaik won the NJIT Provost Summer Research Fellowship Award for 2017. Her proposal was one of the top ranked proposals that were funded through a competitive process. Basma will be conducting research on “Telehealth: Improving Health Care Access to Minority Groups in Newark” where she will understand how people use smart application technologies and recruit minority women to use Maven, a mobile telehealth application.

Congratulations, Basma!

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Graduates getting new jobs

We’re so happy to announce that our development team for the NJIT Buddy app have found jobs in New York City upon graduation.

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Leiping Gong, who worked on the backend of the NJIT Buddy app, will be at┬áSynchrony Financial, and Atisha Poojary, who worked on the frontend of the app’s iOS version, is now a developer at Developing Now.

Huge congrats!

Lab members participate in Dana Knox Showcase

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Graduate student Indraneel Kulkarni and undergraduate research assistant Adam Spryszinski presented development and research related to Virtual Sisters at the Dana Knox Student Research Showcase. Virtual Sisters is a mobile application to helping women in computing/STEM to exchange social support. The NJIT Dana Knox Showcase is a selection of the best student research on campus and participants are chosen through faculty nominations and a subsequent competitive screening.

 

Lab receives two NSF i-Corps mini Grants

The Social Interaction Lab received two i-Corps mini grants this spring! The iCorps grants are sponsored by the National Science Foundation. With Professor Yvette Wohn as the faculty mentor, Adam Spryzinski received a grant for a Mood App that uses color and multi-input methods- Basma Abukwaik was also on this team. Indraneel Kulkarni received a grant for the Virtual Sisters app, a social support system for women in STEM/computing. The i-Corps mini grants will be used to conduct user studies and meet with users for further commercialization of these applications. The photos below show Adam and Indraneel presenting their idea to the judges and other grant recipients.

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