NEWS & EVENTS

For a complete list of news please consult the web pages of individual researchers.  

Our group holds a semi-weekly reading group.

Congratulations to PhD student Meen Chul Kim, who was awarded the 2019 College of Computing and Informatics PhD Research Excellence award!

We're all excited that PhD student Houda El mimouni is joining the Social Computing Group! Houda will be researching the use of telepresence robots with a focus on values and privacy and will contribute to ongoing work on the use of privacy enhancing technologies.

Social Computing Group Alumna Naz Andalibi has accepted a position as assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Information starting fall 2019! Congrats, Naz!

Nora McDonald will be presenting a full paper at CHI 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland, coauthored with Rachel Greenstadt, Mako Hill, and Andrea Forte: Privacy, Anonymity, and Perceived Risk in Open Collaboration: A Study of Service Providers.

PhD student Meen Chul Kim had a paper accepted to SIGCSE 2019 in collaboration with Ruixue Liu, Thomas Park, and Andrea Forte on his dissertation pilot study: Understanding Learning Curves and Trajectories in CSS Layout.

Director Andrea Forte is the new Chair-elect of the ACM SIGCHI CSCW community steering committee.

PhD student Nora McDonald attended the 2018 USENIX Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security, and the Symposium on Applications of Contextual Integrity.

Nora also successfully defended her dissertation proposal on privacy and vulnerable populations. Congrats!

Social Computing Group Alumna and current University of Illinois Assistant Professor Rachel Magee has been awarded an IMLS Early Career Award!

Naz successfully defended her dissertation, "Self-Disclosure and Response Behaviors in Socially Stigmatized Contexts on Social Media." Congrats to Dr. Naz!

Andrea will be giving an invited talk at the Wiki Workshop 2018 in Lyons at WWW.

Meen Chul Kim started a research position at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Naz had a paper, Announcing Pregnancy Loss on Facebook: A Decision-Making Framework for Stigmatized Disclosures on Identified Social Network Sites, accepted to CHI 2018 on her dissertation work addressing disclosures of pregnancy loss on social media. 

Andrea presented a paper written with Naz, Tim Gorichanaz, Meen Chul Kim, Social Computing Group alumni Tom Park, and Wikimedia researcher Aaron Halfaker at Group 2018.

PhD student Nora McDonald is joining the Social Computing Research Group in fall 2017 and will be assisting on our new NSF grant on "Measuring the Value of Online Anonymous Participation" in collaboration with Rachel Greenstadt and Mako Hill.  

Nazanin Andalibi had a CSCW 2018 paper accepted with collaborators from Yahoo! Research. 

Heather Willever-Farr defended her dissertation, Finding Family Facts in the Digital Age: Family History Research and Production Literacies, and graduated! Congrats Dr. Willever-Farr! 🎉

Meen Chul Kim and Andrea Forte attended WikiCite in Vienna, Austria as part of our ongoing work to create an enhanced open dataset of citations found in Wikipedia. 

The Social Computing Group has six outstanding undergraduates joining for full and part-time summer 2017 research projects, including two REU students and three Drexel STAR students: Gabby Frost, Becca Mullin, Tim Moesgen, Mihn Le, Widchard Faustin, and Summit Thakur. 

Meen Chul Kim will be working at Philips Research in Cambridge, MA on a summer 2017 internship working on social analytics projects. 

Nazanin Andalibi had 3 full papers and 1 case study accepted to CHI 2017 in collaboration with researchers at Yahoo!, Cornell Tech, UC Irvine, and the IT University of Copenhagen. Naz was also accepted to participate in the CHI 2017 doctoral consortium.  

Two honorable mentions among our three papers at the 2017 ACM conference on computer-supported cooperative work and social computing (CSCW)! 

Andrea Forte presented a full paper The Strength of Awkward Ties: Online Interactions between High School Students and Adults by Forte, Agosto, Dickard, and Magee at the 2016 ACM Group Conference in Sanibel Island, FL.  

 

Two honorable mentions among our three papers at the 2017 ACM conference on computer-supported cooperative work and social computing (CSCW)! 

Our group had 3 full papers and 1 case study accepted to CHI 2017 in collaboration with researchers at Yahoo!, Cornell Tech, UC Irvine, and the IT University of Copenhagen. Also, Nazanin Andalibi was accepted to participate in the CHI 2017 doctoral consortium.  

Andrea Forte presented a full paper The Strength of Awkward Ties: Online Interactions between High School Students and Adults by Forte, Agosto, Dickard, and Magee at the ACM Group Conference in Sanibel Island, FL.   

Nazanin Andalibi received the Best Poster Award for her Doctoral Consortium poster at the 2016 ACM Group Conference in Sanibel Island, FL.

Meen Chul Kim will be traveling to London for MozFest 2016 after working on learning and social analytics for Mozilla Foundation this summer.  

Our group had three papers accepted to the 2017 ACM conference on computer-supported cooperative work and social computing (CSCW)! More details to come. 

Meen Chul Kim is spending summer 2016 working for Mozilla Foundation on Learning Analytics projects while Nazanin Andalibi is interning at Yahoo!

Heather Willever-Farr was featured in a Philly.com article on the many women who paved the way for Hillary Clinton.

Congrats to Nazanin Andalibi, recipient of the Phoebe Hass Doctoral Endowed Scholarship Award.

ITICSE 2016, Arequipa, Peru - Post-doc Thomas Park's first-authored full paper on Reading Hierarchies in Code: Assessment of a Basic Computational Skill will be presented by co-author Meen Chul Kim.

CHI 2016, San Jose California - PhD student Nazanin Andalibi presented a paper on Understanding Social Media Disclosures of Sexual Abuse Through the Lenses of Support Seeking and Anonymity, work co-authored with Oliver Haimson (UC Irvine), Munmun DeChoudhury (Georgia Tech) and Andrea Forte (Drexel). The social computing group was represented on another full paper and two workshops. 

ACM Learning@Scale 2016, Edinburgh Scotland - PhD student Meen Chul Kim presented work-in-progress on Snowball, a Constructionist Toolkit for Learning Elementary Web Development at Scale, co-authored with Tom Park, Sukrit Chhabra, Brian Lee, and Andrea Forte of Drexel.  

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