Jira Uttarapong and Dr. Wohn attended the International Communication Association annual conference in Washington D.C.
At the Games Anteconference, Jira presented ongoing research on eSports commentators- she was the youngest participant!
Dr. Wohn presented research with Dr. Freeman of Clemson University that looked at cross-media behaviors (gaming, viewing, spending) in the Games Division, and presented a study on volunteer Twitch moderators in the Communication and Technology division.
This past week Dr. Wohn was at the ACM Conference on Human Computer Interaction, where she presented her work on volunteer content moderators
Dr. Wohn received a faculty teaching award from the Ying Wu College of Computing for her mentorship of undergraduate students in research.
Jie and Mashael (PhD students) and Scott (undergrad) were selected to present their research at the NJIT Dana Knox Showcase. Students must have already presented their research at an external conference to be eligible for nomination. A separate committee then chooses among those who are nominated. Congratulations!
Some lab members visited the UX Accessibility lab at Verizon Media in New York.
Some of the lab members were at Pax East this weekend in Boston to check out new games, network, and learn more about eSports. PAX is one of the largest consumer game conventions.
Risha and Aashka (far left) are running usability studies with a new examination suite for physical therapists. This is part of a NJIT-Rutgers collaboration that involves using sensors and kinematic data for a stroke rehabilitation system, led by Dr. Judith Deutsch (middle).
Sarah Ryu was accepted into the undergraduate research program (REU) at Carnegie Melon University. This is a summer program sponsored by the National Science Foundation. She will work with CMU professors this summer. Congrats, Sarah!