Wrapping up 2018

We ended 2018 strong with some comfort food and research presentations of the PhD students m. Happy holidays, everyone!

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NJIT Research Showcase

Once again, the lab participated in the 2018 NJIT Research Institutes, Centers and Laboratories Showcase alongside dozens of other labs. From left: Jira, Kim, Tejas, Aashka, and Priya

Kim wins award at AMP Research Symposium

Kimberly Prince (Humanities) presented a poster at the 20th Annual Philadelphia AMP Research Symposium and Mentoring Conference on November 10 about her research in the lab doing customer discovery prior to designing a support system for people recovering from opioid addiction. She won 2nd Place in Mathematical and Computational (Computer) Science Category. Congratulations, Kimberly!

The lab goes to CSCW

Some members of the lab attended the prestigious 21st ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW), which took place in Jersey City, NJ this year. We had two posters at the conference, both led by undergraduate students from the Informatics Department of the Ying Wu College of Computing. The corresponding papers are provided in the links below:

The first research study was about how people choose filters on Snapchat led by Juan Rios (HCI major):

Rios, J. S., Ketterer, D. J., & Wohn, D. Y. (2018). How Users Choose a Face Lens on Snapchat. In Proceedings of CSCW Companion, 321-324

The second research study was about people watching screens within the social virtual reality platform Altspace led by John Scott Siri (HCI major/ Honors College). This study involved students from NJIT, Villanova University, and Mount Holyoke College who wanted to learn how to do research over the summer:

Scott, J. S., Khalid, H., Nguyen, L., & Wohn, D. Y. (2018). Screen-viewing Practices in Social Virtual Reality. In Proceedings of CSCW Companion, 173-176

TwitchCon data collection

Four lab members went to TwitchCon in San Jose to collect research data. We also met with research scientists at Twitch to learn about their research practices and get advice for students on industry research jobs.