Drew and Valerie with the 2016 HFES Prize

Their paper, entitled Lexical choice as a measure of urgency in social media, has been selected by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society as the winner of their 2016 prize. The focus this year was on human factors research in Big Data. Drew will present the work at the annual meeting in Washington D.C. this September. 

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Corinne Wright!

Corinne has successfully defended her dissertation this past week joining the ranks of our prestigious alumni. All the best for her future endeavors!

Corinne earns a commendation

Corinne, along with Gary Burns and Megan Morris, have earned a 2014 Editor's Commendation for their paper in the Journal of Business and Psychology. Congratulations to all three on their great work.

Andew passed his qualifying exams

Yesterday Drew successfully completed his quals. He looks forward to moving on to his dissertation proposal.

Meagan passed her thesis proposal defense

Progressing toward her Master's degree, Meagan successfully defended the topic and approach for her thesis research. Congratulations to her!

Paper accepted to the Journal of Computer Supported Cooperative Work

Andrew and Valerie together with fellow psychologist John Flach and computer scientists Hemant Purohit, Shreyansh Bhatt, and Amit Sheth have just had their paper, Identifying Seekers and Suppliers in Social Media Communities to Support Crisis Coordination, accepted for publication in JCSCW! Details to follow.

Andrew earns the Graduate Student Excellence Award

On April 16, the graduate program honored Drew as this years's recipient of their award. The program lists his accomplishments as follows:

Seminar presentation in France

Continuing our lab's recent European conquest, Valerie will present the paper Using psycholinguistic theory to identify relevant content in social media traffic at the day long seminar: Social Science Insights for Large Scale and Mobile Collaboration/Networks hosted by INRIA-GrandEst on April 3, 2014.

Accepted to ISCRAM

Valerie and Drew have just had a paper accepted, along with their computer science colleagues, to the 11th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management.  The paper is entitled With whom to coordinate, why and how in the ad-hoc social
media communities during crisis response.

Off to the Netherlands!

Congratulations to Emily Polander and Valerie Shalin on having their paper, Understanding Low-Income Patients’ Health Experiences to Improve Adherence to Hypertension Management Plans, accepted to the International Conference of Behavioral Medicine in the Netherlands!