Sort byHCC Ph.D. alumni who graduated in 2017:

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Joelle Alcaidinho

Joelle Alcaidinho

Graduated 2017

Advisors Dr. Melody Moore-Jackson & Dr. Gregory Abowd

Lab Animal Computer Interaction

Area Human-Computer Interaction

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Research Interests Ubiquitous computing, Wearable Computing, Human-Animal-Computing Interaction, Canine Centered Computing

Dissertation Title The Internet of Living Things: Enabling Increased Information Flow in Dog—Human Interactions

Nicholas “Nick” Davis

Nicholas “Nick” Davis

Graduated 2017

Advisors Dr. Brian Magerko & Dr. Ellen Do

Lab Adaptive Digital Media

Area Cognitive Science

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Research Interests Collaboration between creative humans and creative computers

Dissertation Title Creative sense-making: A cognitive framework for quantifying interaction dynamics in co-creation

Mengdie Hu

Mengdie Hu

Graduated 2017

Advisor Dr. John Stasko

Lab Information Interfaces

Area Human-Computer Interaction

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Research Interests information visualization, visual analytics, social media analytics

Dissertation Title Visualization of Textual Content from Social Media and Online Communities

Maia Jacobs

Maia Jacobs

Graduated 2017

Advisor Dr. Elizabeth Mynatt

Lab Everyday Computing

Area Human-Computer Interaction

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Research Interests Health Informatics, HCI, Personal Health Records, Patient Engagement

Dissertation Title Personalized Mobile Tools to Support the Cancer Trajectory