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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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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Elizabeth Resor

Research Focus/Background: Qualitative research about international development and the use of data in setting/meeting/measuring objectives. Area focus in East Africa (especially Kenya). Problem/goals to address as part of CERES: Impact of ICTD projects in education in Africa, with particular interest in projects developed and implemented by local (rather than international) actors. Location of Research Projects: …

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Luisa Fassi

Research Focus/Background: Disentangling the link between social media/technology use and different mental health conditions occurring during youth. Problem/goals to address as part of CERES: Explore with different methodological approaches (e.g., quantitative and qualitative) when, for whom, and under which circumstances digital technologies bring benefits or amplify risks. Location of Research Projects: Cambridge, United Kingdom and …

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Sakshi Ghai

Research Focus/Background: My research focuses on understanding the cognitive and social effects of digital technologies, specifically in the context of the Global South. My aim is to advance research on culturally diverse populations that remain underrepresented in social and behavioral sciences. Problem/goals to address as part of CERES: I hope to contribute to the theme …

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Akeiylah DeWitt

Research Focus/Background: Mobile health technologies (apps, texting programs, mobile-optimized websites, etc.), early childhood health promotion, the role of health disparities and health equity in technology design Problem/goals to address as part of CERES: I look forward to collaborating with other scholars in the CERES network, specifically to understand the ecosystem of factors that are relevant …

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