Lab News

ECL at CHI '14 | April 25, 2014

The ECL is presenting three papers at CHI '14 in Toronto, Canada. Maia Jacobs will present a paper on the initial deployment of My Journey Compass, Andrew Miller will present a paper about StepStream, and Jessica Pater will present a paper about her study of online community Something Awful. Come find us!

Andrew Miller Defense! | April 18, 2014

Andrew Miller's defense went off without a hitch this Friday! His dissertation's title is "Social Tools for Everyday Adolescent Health". Well done, Andrew! Andrew is looking for an academic position - watch our site to see where he lands.

Matt Bonner Defense! | April 16, 2014

Matt Bonner successfully defended his dissertation "Exploring Online Health Seeking's Potential Via Social Search" this Wednesday! Congratulations, Matt! Matt is hunting for a research position in industry - stay tuned for his next move.

ECL at CSCW '14 | February 14, 2014

The ECL will be presenting at the conference for Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) February 15-19 in Baltimore. Maia Jacobs will be presenting her latest work with James Clawson on the Cancer Compass project, which explores the design space of cancer navigation. Look for Andrew and Jessica as well!

ECL at CHI and Pervasive Health 2013 | April 12, 2013

You can catch most of the ECL during our spring euro-trip as we attend CHI 2013 in Paris, France (April 27 - May 2) and Pervasive Health 2013 in Venice, Italy (May 5 - 8)! Beth Mynatt will be giving a keynote presentation at Pervasive Health, as well as moderating a panel at CHI. Read on for the rest of the lab!

At CHI, alum Andrea Grimes Parker will present her paper on children's identity management in online health forums, and participate in a panel. Andrew Miller will be participating in a panel as well, while James Clawson is helping organize the workshop on grand challenges in text entry. See you in Paris!

At Pervasive Health, Andrew Miller will present a full paper as well as attend the doctoral consortium, both discussing his dissertation work on StepStream. Matt Bonner will join him at the DC to cover progress on his own dissertation project, Snack. Maia Jacobs will present a poster on her work with James Clawson; the Cancer Compass project. Jessica Pater will also be in attendance - ask her about her work on online communities and cyberbullying. Ciao!

If you're going to be at CHI or Pervasive Health this year, be on the look out for ECL lab members and alums! We'd love to talk with you!

ECL members present research at the Georgia Capitol | February 9, 2013

Maia Jacobs and Andrew Miller represented the GVU center and demoed their research as part of GT Day at the Capitol. On February 1, Andrew and Maia spoke to Georgia representatives and aides about their work, attended a session at the Georgia House of Representatives, and (most importantly) got their pictures taken with Buzz, the GT mascot.

Beth Mynatt at University of British Columbia for Distinguished Lecture | January 17, 2013

Today ECL founder Beth Mynatt was at the University of British Columbia (UBC), contributing a talk to the UBC Department of Computer Science Distinguished Lecture Series. You can view a video of Beth's talk; Combining Computing, Design and Healthcare: Charting an Agenda for Personal Health Informatics.

Andrew Miller recognized as Foley Scholar | October 24, 2012

The ECL's own Andrew Miller was recently recognized as a Foley Scholar! The Foley Scholarship, named in honor of the GVU Center's founder, recognizes outstanding researchers for their impact on critical societal challenges. Andrew was recognized for his work on StepStream, a social tool for adolescent health. Congratulations to Andrew and the other 2012 Foley Scholars!

Beth Mynatt Keynote Speaker at Wireless Health 2012 | October 23, 2012

Beth Mynatt gave a keynote presentation on Everyday Health at the 2012 Wireless Health conference in San Diego. This is the third annual installment of Wireless Health, a research forum that attracts academic, industry and government researchers from tech, policy and medical fields. Check out an audio track + slides, or view the original announcement.

Welcome to Jessica, Maia and James! | September 1, 2012

The ECL is thrilled to welcome three new members! Jessica Pater and Maia Jacobs are new Ph.D. students in the Human-Centered Computing program. James Clawson, himself a recent HCC graduate, joins us as a post-doc. Keep an eye out for their new research projects!