Lab News

Beth attends the 2016 White House Frontiers Conference | October 14, 2016

On October 13, the White House hosted a day-long conference focused on the research and programs on the forefront of U.S. science and technology. This invitation-only event brings together technologists, innovators, researchers and industry leaders to participate in conversations around what are the grand challenges and cutting-edge research for the next several decades. The frontiers discussed this year included health care innovation and precision medicine, accelerating clean energy, space exploration.

Mynatt participated in the National Frontiers track, where attendees discussed harnessing the potential of artificial intelligence, including data science, machine learning, automation, and robotics.

The White House also announced new research partnerships and a $300 million investment in research initiatives that reflected the frontiers discussed at the conference.

Dr. Beth Mynatt presents on her role with the CCC to the GT community | September 15, 2016

Dr. Mynatt presented to the Georgia Tech GVU community today about he role as the Executive Director of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) and what research and funding in computing looks like in Washington D.C. and what is on the horizon. The video from this talk can be found here.

Beth Mynatt Named Distinguished Professor | September 1, 2016

Effective immediately, our leader Beth Mynatt received a promotion to distinguished professor! This is based on her scholarship and contributions to the College of Computing, The Georgia Tech community, and her commitment to advancing the field of computer science. To learn more about this accomplishment, go to

Congratulations Beth!!

ECL at ICWSM 2016 | September 1, 2016

ECL will be at ICWSM in Cologne, Germany on May 17-20th. Jessica Pater, in collaboration with Casey Fiesler, Anna Lauren Hoffmann, Nicholas Proferes, and Stevie Chancellor have organized a workshop on Ethical Social Media Research. More information on the workshop can be found at

ECL at 2016 Pervasive Health Conference | September 1, 2016

The Everyday Computing Lab will be presenting research at the 2016 EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare Conference in Cancun, Mexico May 16th - May 19th. Maia Jacobs will be presenting her paper with James Clawson and Dr. Elizabeth Mynatt "A Cancer Journey Framework: Guiding the Design of Holistic Health Technology." Additionally, she will be presenting at the Future of Pervasive Health Workshop.

ECL at WISH 2016 | September 1, 2016

The Everyday Computing Lab will be presenting research at the 2016 Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH) which was held at the ACM CHI conference this year in San Diego, CA. Maia Jacobs will be presenting on the "Lessons Learned from a Year-long Deployment of Customizable Breast Cancer Tablet Computers" and Jessica Pater will be presenting a poster focused on "Connecting Online Presentations of Eating Disorders to Clinically Significant Indicators. "

ECL at CSCW 2016 | April 22, 2016

The Everyday Computing Lab will be presenting research at the 2016 ACM CSCW Conference in San Francisco, CA on February 29 - March 3. Jessica Pater will be presenting the paper, "Hunger Hurts but Starving Works:" Characterizing the Presentation of Eating Disorders Online Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 in the Food and Health panel. This research was a collaboration with Oliver Haimson of UC Irvine and Nazanin Andalibi of Drexel University.

Beth Mynatt selected as an ACM Fellow! | December 9, 2015

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has named our very own Beth Mynatt as an 2015 ACM Fellow for her contributions to human-centered computing and to the development of health information technologies! The ACM Fellows Program honors the top 1% of the ACM membership - celebrating the exceptional contributions of its members to the field of computing. Congratulation Beth on well-deserved achievement!

Beth moderating the Wellbeing and Autonomy Panel at the GT Sunbird Symposium | December 9, 2015

Georgia Tech recently held A symposium on the future of computing - The Sunbird Symposium. Our own Beth Mynatt was selected to moderate a panel on Wellness and Autonomy that included Phillip Alvelda, Emily Bazelon, and David Henry. Check out the local NPR station's coverage of this event

ECL at Wireless Health 2015 | December 9, 2015

The ECL was invited to present their work at the National Institute of Health for the conference on Wireless Health. Maia Jacobs presented the paper, "Lessons learned from a yearlong deployment of customizable breast cancer tablet computers". Dr. James Clawson and Dr. Beth Mynatt are also authors on the paper.

Abstract: Patient-centered technologies demonstrate great promise for users, however they often focus on solitary moments or singular tasks within a broader healthcare journey. We utilized a technology probe to investigate how patients managing long-term diseases use flexible health tools throughout their health journeys. Through a yearlong deployment, we provided 36 cancer patients with a suite of resources on customizable mobile tablets. The majority of our participants did engage with the technology throughout treatment and into survivorship. We analyzed participants' tablet adoption, usage patterns, and customization and describe how each of these influenced technology engagement and changes in use. Finally, we identified a set of lessons researchers can use to guide the design of future patient-centered technologies. Specifically, we discovered that customizable tools reveal insights into patients' goals and values, integrating health and non-health resources encourages participants to return to health resources when needed, and a need exists to expand our definition of health resources.