It is my privilege to work with the rockin'-est, ass-kickin'-est
students around. They can often be found squaring circles or proving
P=NP. Operating from their secret underground lunar base, they are the
scourge of super-villains the world over, and regularly save the
planet from alien invasion. (You haven't seen any alien invaders
around, have you? See? They're that good.) Don't mess with my
My former students are equally inspiring:
PhD students, as chair:
- Madhu Reddy. "Time to Work Together: Temporality, Collaboration
and Information Seeking." UCI, June 2003. (Madhu is now a Professor at Northeastern University.)
- Danyel Fisher. "Social and Temporal Structures in Everyday
Collaboration." UCI, August 2004. (Danyel is now at Microsoft Research.)
- Jack Muramatsu. "Social Regulation of Online Multiplayer Games."
UCI, November 2004.
"An Ethnographic Examination of the Relationship of Gender &
UCI, April 2008. (Jennifer is now a research scientist at the University of Siegen.)
Johanna Brewer. "Urban Aesthetics: Reframing Mobility for Ubiquitous Computing."
UCI, February 2009. (Johanna is now working on start-up projects in Boston.)
Amanda Williams. "Mobilizing Practice: Engaging Space, Technology and Design from a Thai Metropolis." UCI, November 2009.
(Amanda is now at Jabil Circuits, helping manufacturers with supply chain management, and co-running Fabule Fabrications, a design consultancy.)
Eric Kabisch. "Lived and Imagined: Relating Information and Storytelling."
UCI, January 2011. (Eric is now at scopely.com.)
Judy Chen. "From Interaction to Performance in Public Displays." UCI, September 2011.
(Judy is now a UX Engineer at Google.)
Silvia Lindtner. "Cultivating Creative China: Making and Remaking Cities, Citizens, Work and Innovation." UCI, August 2012.
(Silvia is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan.)
Lilly Irani. "Designing Citizens in Transnational India." UCI, May 2013. (Lilly is now an Assistant Professor of Communication at UC San Diego.)
Marisa Cohn. "Lifetimes and Legacies:
Temporalities of Sociotechnical Change in a Long-Lived System." UCI, October 2013. (Marisa is now an Assistant Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen.)
PhD students, as committee member:
- David Durand. "Palimpsest: Change-Oriented Concurrency Control
for the Support of Collaborative Applications."
Boston University, April 1999.
- Wayne Lutters. "Supporting Reuse: IT and the Role of Archival
Boundary Objects in Collaborative Problem Solving." UCI, August
2001. (Wayne is now at University of Maryland Baltimore County/NSF.)
- Cathy Blake. "Information Synthesis: A Mixed-Initiative
Meta-Analytic Approach to Facilitate Knowledge Discovery from
Scientific Text". UCI, November 2003.
- Charlotte Lee. "The Role of Boundary Negotiating Documentary
Artifacts in the Collaborative Design of a Museum Exhibition."
UCLA, December 2003.
- Louise Barkhuus. "The Context Gap: A Challenge for Context-Aware
Computing." IT University, Copenhagen, December 2004.
Cleidson de Souza. "On the Relationship between Software
Dependencies and Coordination: Field Studies and Tool Support." UCI,
Giovanni Iachello. "Design by Proportionality: Predicting and
Increasing the Acceptance of Ubiquitous Computing
Applications." Georgia Institute of Technology, March 2006.
- Anita Sarma. "Palantir: Enhancing Configuration Management
Systems with Workspace Awareness to Detect and Resolve Emerging
Conflicts." UCI, December 2007.
Lena Mamykina. Designing Ubiquitous Computing for Reflection and Learning. Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008.
Shirley Gaw. Ideals and Reality: Adopting Secure Technologies and Developing Secure Habits to Prevent Message Disclosure. Princeton University, 2009.
Arianna Bassoli. Living the Urban Experience: Implications for the Design of Everyday Computational Technologies. London School of Economics (external examiner), 2009.
Xianghua Ding. Performance through Social Context Displays. UC Irvine, 2010.
Sam Kinsley. Practising Tomorrows? Ubiquitous Computing and the Politics of Anticipation. School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol (external examiner), 2010.
Anthea Nicholls. The Social Life of the Computer in Ramingining. School of Education, Charles Darwin University (external examiner), 2010.
Ann Morrison. Situated Play in Open-Ended Interactive Art Environments. University of Queensland (external examiner), 2010.
David Nguyen. Perceptions and Attitudes Towards Tracking and Recording Technologies in Everyday Life. UC Irvine, 2011.
Christopher Le Dantec. Community Resource Messenger: A Mobile System and Design Exploration in Support of the Urban Homeless. College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011.
Emily Troshynski. Surveillance Technology and the Transformation of Criminal Justice: Monitoring Sex Offenders with GPS Technology. UC Irvine (Department of Criminology, Law, and Society), 2011.
Joel Ross. Assessing Understanding of Complex Causal Networks Using an Interactive Game. UC Irvine, 2012.
Jordan Kramer. Mobile Berlin: Social Media and the New Europe. UC Irvine (Department of Anthropology), 2012.
MS students, as primary advisor:
- Johan Byttner,
"The Visual Virtual Machine:
A study of runtime visualization of Java programs."
Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden), February 2002.
- Jon Froehlich,
"Unifying Artifacts and Activities in a Visual Tool for Distributed
Software Development Teams." UCI, June 2004. (Jon is now at the University of
- Carolina Johansson,
"Incorporating Social Navigation into a Usable Security System."
Uppsala University (Sweden), June 2006.
- Paul DiGioia,
"Security CoPilot: Visualizations for usable security"
UCI, June 2007.
Shadi Shariat, "Project Grow: An Attempt to Address the Problem
of Food Insecurity within Urban Communities by Employing an Artistic,
Activist, and Technical Framework." UCI (Information and Computer
Sciences/Arts Computation Engineering), October 2007.
"Playing the City: A Critical Practice for Situated Urban Art and Technology."
UCI, September 2013.
(Ken is now teaching at ArtCenter College of Design)
MS students, as committee member:
- Eric Conrad (2005).
- Margaret Watson (2005).
- Cina Hazegh (2006).
- Eric Kabisch (2006).
- Greg Elliott (2007).
- Shan Jiang (2007).
- Bruno Nadeau (2008).
- Sean Voisen (2010).
Otherwise as examiner or advisor:
- Martin Svensson, "Designing, Defining, and Evaluating Social
Navigation". Stockholm University, February 2002.
- Giulio Jaccuci, "Interaction as Performance: Cases of Configuring
Physical Interfaces in Mixed Media." University of Oulu, December 2004.
- Gabrielle Kunau, "Facilitating computer-supported cooperative work
with socio-technical self-descriptions." University of Dortmund, 2006.
- Minna Rasenen, "Islands of Connectivity", Royal Institute of
Technology, Stockholm, January 2007.
- Ylva Ferneaus, "Let's Create a Digital Patchwork." Stockholm
University, March 2007.
Previous visitors and researchers:
- Louise Barkhuus (visitor, 2003-04)
- Arianna Bassoli (visitor, 2006-07)
- Johan Byttner (visitor, 2002-03)
- Rogerio DePaula (postdoc, 2004-05)
- Susanne Heyman (visitor, 2007-08)
- Mads Ingstrup (visitor, 2005-06)
- Carolina Johansson (visitor, 2005-06)
- Akira Karasudani (visitor, 2004-05)
- Scott Lederer (visitor, 2004-05)
- Charlotte Lee (postdoc, 2005-08)
- Sophia Liu (research assistant, 2003-04)
- Naja Holten Moller (visitor, 2010)
- Irina Shklovski (postdoc, 2007-2009)
- Mads Soegaard (visitor, 2006)
- Janet Vertesi (postdoc 2009-2010)
- Lilly Nguyen (postdoc 2013-2015)
- Morgan Ames (postdoc 2013-2015)