Category Archives: People

Misa Maruyama Dissertation Defense

Committee and candidate (l-r): Rich Gazan, Scott Robertson (Chair), Misa Maruyama, Bryan Semaan (HICHI alum on screen), Jenifer Winter, Dan Suthers, and Marie Iding.

Committee and candidate (l-r): Rich Gazan, Scott Robertson (Chair), Misa Maruyama, Bryan Semaan (HICHI alum on screen), Jenifer Winter, Dan Suthers, and Marie Iding.

Congratulations to Misa Maruyama, who successfully defended her dissertation, Using Social Media to Learn about and Discuss a Civic Broadcast: Interaction, Community and Cognitive Elaboration, today. Good job!

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HICHI Study Highlighted in Journalist’s Resource

JR-logo-4a-flatJournalist’s Resource, a project of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center and the Carnegie-Knight Initiative, highlighted a HICHI Lab article in their December 3 post: “How Facebook influences Millennials’ politics.

Congratulations to authors Sara Douglas, Roxanne Raine, Mara Maruyama, Bryan Semaan, and Scott Robertson

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Welcome Jacob Alexander Raine!

JacobRaineCongratulations to postdoc Roxanne Raine and her husband, Wes, on the arrival of their new son, Jacob Alexander Raine who clocked in at 8lbs., 10.4oz. on Sept. 15th.

Jacob is automatically an honorary member of the HICHI lab.

 

Information Polity Publication

Congratulations to lab members Sara Douglas, Roxanne Raine, and Misa Maruyama, and lab alumnus Bryan Semaan, on our latest publication:

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Sara Douglas, Roxanne B Raine, Mara Maruyama, Bryan Semaan, Scott P Robertson. 2015. Community matters: How young adults use Facebook to evaluate political candidates. Information Polity 20 (2, 3), 135-150

http://content.iospress.com/articles/information-polity/ip362

HICHI at CSST 2015

The 2015 Consortium for the Science of Sociotechnical Systems (CSST) is being attended by Scott Robertson, graduate student Misa Maruyama, and former HICHI postdoc Bryan Semaan. Here are Misa and Bryan taking a little downtime on the deck of The Nature Center in Colorado.MisaAndBryanAtCSST

Blake Vilas Joins CMU’s ProtoLab for the Summer

Blake Vilas is spending his summer as an undergraduate researcher in the ProtoLab at Carnegie Mellon University where he will work on a project titled “Supporting DIY makers to design and fabricate assistive technology.”

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The ProtoLab conducts research at the intersection of social computing and design with the goal of developing tools, processes, and instructional techniques that change the way people solve complex problems creatively and collaboratively.”