Peter Krafft will join the faculty of the Oxford Internet Institute, the Social Sciences Division, of the University of Oxford this June. Read more in its blog post, New Research Fellow Joins the Oxford Internet Institute. Congratulations, Peter!
TASCHA’s (Technology and Social Change Group) Maria Garrido and Stacey Wedlake, in partnership with Negin Dahya and Katya Yefimova are excited to announce a new research project: Refugee Women and Technology Education in Seattle. The project seeks to understand the opportunities and experiences with technology-related education among refugee women in the greater Seattle area. This work is made possible by an award from the Technology & Social Change Group Strategic Research Fund, made possible by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Jonathan Grudin had a paper, course, and workshop accepted to CHI 2019:
- Jonathan Grudin and Richard Jacques (2019). “Chatbots, Humbots, and the Quest for General Artificial Intelligence.” Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’19). Glasgow, Scotland (May 4-9, 2019). New York: ACM Press. To appear.
- Jonathan Grudin (2019). “Anticipating the Future of HCI by Understanding its Past and Present.” Special Course during lunch break on May 6, register with CHI registration.
- (Seven co-organizers) (2019). “Conversational Agents: Acting on the Wave of Research and Development.” Workshop. 1500 word position papers (any format) due Feb. 12.
This week, the second panel in the “Cybersecurity and Technologies” series took place in the Peterson Room of Allen Library. The series is cosponsored by the iSchool, the Jackson School, and the UW Women’s Center. Moderated by Jessica Beyer, the panelists – Mary Gardner from F5 Networks, Michele Turner from Amazon, and Annie Searle from the iSchool -- looked at systemic cyber risk. Read more about the series in the Jackson School’s post, Jackson School International Policy Institute’s Cybersecurity Initiative to host lecture series on cybersecurity and technology futures.
Lisa G. Dirks had two articles published:
- Lisa G. Dirks, Jennifer L. Shaw, Vanessa Y. Hiratsuka, Julie A. Beans, Janet J. Kelly, and Denise A. Dillard (2019). Perspectives on communication and engagement with regard to collecting biospecimens and family health histories for cancer research in a rural Alaska Native community in Journal of Community Genetics.
- Susan Brown Trinidad, Jennifer L. Shaw, Lisa G. Dirks, Evette J. Ludman, Wylie Burke, and Denise A. Dillard (2019). Perceptions of alcohol misuse among Alaska native health care system stakeholders: A qualitative exploration in Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse.