Dr. Wohn received a new grant from the National Science Foundation to study content moderation. This collaborative effort with UCLA and University of Michigan is $1.5 million in research funding. NJIT wrote a blurb about this.
Dr. Wohn gave a talk about digital patronage at the Mozilla headquarters in Silicon Valley. The talk was streamed live and archived on YouTube.
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.