Congratulations to Lynn Dombrowski on advancing to Ph.D. candidacy on May 15, 2013. Lynn presented her work the role of intermediaries in enabling access to e-Government services related to the use of government nutrition assistance programs. Lynn’s committee was comprised of Drs. Gillian Hayes, Melissa Mazmanian, Paul Dourish, Geoffrey Bowker, Bill Tomlinson, and Michael Montoya. Congratulations!
We are pleased to announce that Rachel Ulgado has been selected as an Honorable Mention in the Computing Research Association’s Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award (Female) 2013! A list of the other winners, runners-up, finalists, and honorable mentions will appear on www.cra.org. Ulgado is a recent STAR alumni who will be attending the University of Washington […]
I am pleased to announce that Jed Brubaker was selected as a recipient by the Academic Senate Council’s award for Most Promising Future Faculty Member. This award in Excellence in Undergraduate Education was presented at the 20th Annual Celebration of Teaching, held on Friday, April 12, 2013. According to the Academic Senate Council: “The recipients […]
The STAR students would like to congratulate Dr. Gillian Hayes on earning tenure! Best, Jed, Lynn, Sen, Kerri, and the other students of STAR.
On March 8th and 9th, STAR is hosted the 4th Workshop for Uniting the Californias at UCI. The aim of the WUC workshops is to foster transnational research collaborations in human-centered computing, human computer interaction, and ubiquitous computing. The workshop provides an informal, relaxing, and fun opportunity for researchers from Southern California and northern Baja California to […]
Nithin Jilla, a Star undergraduate research, was featured in the latest UC Irvine Magazine. The magazine showcases Jilla’s work with “Kenya Dream” — a program that fosters secondary education programs in Kenya by assisting with the creation and maintenance of educational infrastructure and resources. “I got involved in Kenya Dream at Cupertino High School. When […]
Prof. Hayes quoted on the Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders of Southern California. “This new center is really amazing in what it can accomplish for families living with ASD and researchers, clinicians and educators working in this area,” Gillian Hayes, the director of technology research for the center, said. “This is one of only a […]
The ICS Dean’s awards have been announced, and Gillian has won the undegraduate teaching award in recognition of the awesome undergraduate research that the STAR group is doing! Dean’s Award for Research: Nikil Dutt For his contributions in the area of embedded computing Dean’s Mid-Career Award for Research: Deva Ramanan for his contributions in the area […]
Kevin Mori – $500 in support of “Navigating Multiple Identities Through Offline and Online Spaces” Minh Vo and Victor Lelas – $750 in support of “Technologies for Assisting with Food Insecurity: Strengthening Community Based Organizations” Joe Trevino and Ian Merion – $750 in support of “Understanding Users’ Needs for a Mental Health Smartphone Application” Kathy […]
Many members of the STAR group (and our alumni and friends) demonstrated some awesome technologies at the Beckman Center on Saturday to nearly 150 members of the community, including parents, clinicians, teachers, therapists, other researchers, and more. The event was a great success with nearly every attendee demanding more in the future! We are looking […]