Group: Scholar Cohort

Wesley Hanwen Deng

Research Focus/Background: My research focuses on facilitating conversations and collective actions between varied critical stakeholders in Machine Learning (ML) practice. How might we get more diverse stakeholders meaningfully involved in the design and development of ML systems that impact their life? To answer this question, I intend to build frameworks and systems to enable innovative, …

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Anh Le

Anh Le

Research Focus/Background: My main research focus examines how first generation immigrant families leverage their knowledge of the online search process and language skills to find important household information with the focus on the collaborative relationship of children and adults in multi generational household units. Before returning to graduate school, I worked in a health care …

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Calvin Liang

Calvin Liang

Research Focus/Background:  Queer health technologies — how can design and technology support (or not support) LGBTQIA2S+ people with their health needs? My dissertation is centered around designing online sex education resources with and for transgender and gender-expansive youth. Problem/goals to address as part of CERES:  How can we account for and/or challenge varying levels of the …

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Arpita Bhattacharya

Research Focus/Background: designing to support health, mental health in education. Problem/goals to address as part of CERES: community driven health efforts, potentially learn about and incorporate public health and policy into mental health & HCI work, learn grant writing  Location of Research Projects: UC Irvine, California, USA When Not Working: listening to music, painting, walking  …

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Krithika Jagannath

Research Focus/Background: Carry out design-led research to understand how we might support prosocial outcomes and positive socio-emotional development in young adolescents (8-14 y.o) within online spaces, particularly through digital play. Problem/goals to address as part of CERES: Develop an agenda and collaborations to drive future research for positive youth development; Serve as a peer-mentor for …

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Elizabeth Ankrah

Research Focus/Background: I am interested in the co-design and evaluation of socio-technical interventions to support the lifestyle and chronic illness management of adolescents and young adults (AYA). Problem/goals to address as part of CERES: As part of CERES, I am interested in incorporating HCI methods into community driven health initiatives and interventions. I look forward …

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Kaitlyn Burnell

Research Focus/Background: My research examines how adolescents and emerging adults use digital technologies in a way that reflects their ongoing developmental tasks and challenges. I adapt traditional theories, with a specific focus on self-presentation and social comparison, and study how these classic theories apply to contemporary young people’s digital technology use. I have a special …

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Jasmin Breitwieser

Research Focus/Background: My research focuses on the development of interventions that help children self-regulate their learning (i.e., setting goals, planning, controlling, reflecting). I examine how we can prompt children to use these strategies successfully within digital learning environments. I’m also interested in inter-individual differences that determine which interventions are effective for which child. Problem/goals to address …

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María Concepción Valdez Gastelum

Research Focus/Background: My research focuses on the development of Sonified NUIs to change body perception. I evaluate how music and sounds can “trick the brain” into changing the image and perception of the body (e.g. The ascending pitch variation makes people feel more flexible) Problem/goals to address as part of CERES: I will investigate the …

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Gloria Ivonne Monarca Pintle

Research Focus/Background: My research focused on how the interactions with natural user interfaces can uncover digital markers to support the screening of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I am looking at if the affordances of such natural interfaces can reveal unknown and unmeasurable “red flags” or behaviours that are atypical for children and are more …

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