Group: Current Cohort

Lucretia Williams

Research Focus/Background:  My research focuses on designing and evaluating digital mental health technologies to provide inclusive and accessible mental health interventions for ethnic minorities. Problem/goals to address as part of CERES: During my time at CERES, I will be evaluating digital mental health apps for cultural responsiveness to assess the missing gaps and opportunities for design …

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Chimezie Amaefule

Research Focus/Background: My research focuses on the design of useful and usable EdTech for children, and the development of individualized interventions that support children’s self-regulated learning. Problem/goals to address as part of CERES: Collaborating with CERES colleagues and industry partners to design appropriate EdTech for children, and to develop effective interventions that promote children’s learning …

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Katya Alvarez-Molina

Research Focus/Background: An enthusiast of music with 10+ years in music technology. My research stretches from creating and developing music interactive systems and studying human perception and cognition using these systems to immersive learning environments.  Problem/goals to address as part of CERES:  Contribute to the learning and development of children with disabilities through the music …

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Luis Miguel Zamudio Fuentes

Research Focus/Background:  My research is focused into the early intervention to help children with autism using human computer interfaces. In the next few months he will establish my main thesis objective.  Problem/goals to address as part of CERES:  Investigate how human computer interfaces help to enhance children’s early development that impact in their life quality. …

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Caitlin Roberts

Research Focus/Background: My research focuses on the early developmental trajectory of mathematical ability and mathematical anxiety in students. Problem/goals to address as part of CERES: I am looking forward to further assessing the usage of technological applications in the educational classroom using a mixture of quantitative and qualitative methods. I am also looking forward to collaborating …

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Caylee Cook

Research Focus/Background: Early childhood health and development. Specifically, my research aims to identify risk and protective factors for early childhood cognition and mental well-being in the South African context.  Problem/goals to address as part of CERES: Developing and piloting a digital tool (WhatsApp) to assess preschool social-emotional development and mental well-being in low-income communities across …

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Sohyeon Park

Research Focus/Background: My research focuses on understanding and designing assistive technologies for people with visual impairments. Problem/goals to address as part of CERES: Getting to know people outside of my research interest. Location of Research Projects: Irvine, California When Not Working: Lying down on the bed to watch Netflix or Youtube.  

Rosa Hernandez-Ramos

Research Focus/Background: My research broadly focuses on scaling access to culturally-responsive evidence-based mental health treatments for marginalized populations using non-traditional service delivery models, including digital technologies.  Problem/goals to address as part of CERES: In expanding access to mental health services using digital technologies, how can we ensure that inequities (that already exists in access to …

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Zoe Kahn

Research Focus/Background: Explore how AI/ML systems may result in unanticipated dynamics, including harms, to people and society; leverage storytelling to make those harms visible and actionable to technical teams and policymakers to influence the design of technical systems and the policies that surround its use. Problem/goals to address as part of CERES: How literacies intersect/interact …

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Emma Armstrong-Carter

Research Focus/Background:  I am a developmental psychologist. I research children’s and adolescents’ experiences helping and caregiving for family – and how these experiences relate to their school success. Armstrong-carter.com.  Problem/goals to address as part of CERES:  Form close professional relationships with other scholars focused on youth development in online contexts Contribute to empirical understanding of …

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