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Short Bio:
Svetlana “Lana” Yarosh is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science & Engineering Department at University of Minnesota. She has two Bachelors of Science from University of Maryland (in Computer Science and Psychology), a Ph.D. in Human-Centered Computing from Georgia Institute of Technology, and two years of industry research experience with AT&T Labs. Her research falls primarily in the area of Human-Computer Interaction, with a focus on Social Computing and Child-Computer Interaction. She designs systems that enhance strong-tie social relationships to create stronger families, support individual health and wellbeing, and provide a stage for personal and community growth. Her work has been featured on CNN, has won multiple innovation competitions and best paper awards, and has been honored with numerous grants and scholarships.


My News:

  • Oct 13th: I gave a talk the CSE Colloquium
  • Oct 7th-11th: I’m at the Grace Hopper Conference, through CRA-W‘s support
  • Sep 5th: Received a grant to attend 2015 Jacobs Foundation eKIDS Conference
  • Aug 25th: My first day as an Assistant Professor at U of M!
  • Aug 16th-18th: I’m at Northwestern for the CSCW 2015 PC meeting.
  • Apr 3rd: I have accepted a faculty position in CS at University of Minnesota!
  • Feb 13th: My CU Engineering talk is on Vimeo, check it out!
  • Dec 3rd: My paper on ABCCT validation is a best paper at CSCW 2014!
  • Nov 28th: I’m co-organizing a workshop on Tech for Major Life Events, just accepted to CHI 2014
  • Aug 25th: My paper on ABCCT validation has been accepted to CSCW 2014!

Contacting Me:
The best way to get in touch with me is email: lana [AT] umn [DOT] edu

If you would like to schedule a time to talk synchronously (phone or Skype), please contact me by email first and suggest 2-3 times that work for you.