Anind Dey, Jennifer Mankoff (UW CSE), Paula Nurius (UW School of Social Work), and Eve Riskin (UW ECE) were awarded a Population Health Initiative pilot research grant of $50,000 for their project “Analysis to Translation: Accelerating and Tailoring Responses to Student Mental Health.” Their proposed work will create a new UWEXP Research/Practice Consortium involving collaboration with two UW mental health services and the Resilience Lab.
Michelle Martin was interviewed by The Atlantic for an article titled, “How Parents Can Keep Kids Busy (and Learning) in Quarantine.”
- has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award totaling $549,046 for his project Designing for Youth Invisible Work in Families. Congratulations, Jason!
- has received a $150,000 award from the Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program. The research fellowship program is open to early- and mid-career researchers from all scholarly disciplines around the world whose work contributes to the development and living conditions of children and youth. It’s highly competitive, with 10-15 fellowships chosen from hundreds of submissions each year. Stefania Druga, a first-year Ph.D. student advised by Yip, is among the researchers spearheading the effort. Druga came to the iSchool after earning her master’s degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she launched Cognimates, a platform that teaches children how to train AI models and interact with them. Druga’s desire to take Cognimates to the next level brought her to the iSchool and to KidsTeam UW where she works with children to design technology.
- co-authored a paper with Erin Beneteau, Yini Guan, Olivia K. Richards, Mingrui Zhang, Julie A. Kientz, and Alexis Hiniker titled, “Assumptions Checked: How Families Learn About and Use the Echo Dot.” It will be published in the upcoming March 2020 issue of Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT).
- co-authored a paper with Kung Jin Lee and Jin Ha Lee titled, “Design Partnerships for Participatory Librarianship: A Conceptual Model for Understanding Librarians Co-Designing with Digital Youth.” The paper was published in the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST).
- along with Allison Druin (Pratt Institute), presented virtually as an invited speaker at the LEGO Idea Conference 2020.
- presented as an invited speaker for the Program in Interdisciplinary Education Research (PIER) at Carnegie Mellon University.
- was interviewed by Canvas8 for the article, “How is AI Upgrading Playtime?”
- along with Jason Yip, was interviewed for the UW Daily article, “UW researchers receive grant to explore childhood AI literacy.”
Chirag Shah was interviewed for the UW Daily article, “What’s behind your search engine?”
Hans Jochen Scholl has been approached by the Japanese National Government’s Ministry of Trade and Industry (METI) to provide professional expertise and assessments of the US government’s digitalization efforts. Questions referred to system architectures, base registries, changes in laws, new procedures in procurement and development, and the use of performance indicators.
Jevin West was interviewed for a KIRO 7 News segment about ‘deepfakes’ and how this new technology may influence voter behavior in the 2020 presidential election.