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.
- 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!
- Aug 18th-20th: I’m at the CSCW 2014 PC meeting in Philadelphia!
- July 29th-31st: I’m at DSST 2013 at University of Maryland.
- July 23rd: One of my projects, Availabowls, has been covered by Fast Company!
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 from my calendar.