Svetlana “Lana” Yarosh is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science & Engineering Department at University of Minnesota. Her research in HCI focuses on embodied interaction in social computing systems. Lana is currently most proud of being one of the inaugural recipients of the NSF CRII award, of her best papers at CHI 2013 and CSWC 2014, and of receiving the Fran Allen IBM Fellowship. Lana 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 Research.
- Jan 16th: JMIR paper on participatory design of positive computing technologies with children is now live!
- Nov 29th: My work with local recovery communities gets a mention in the Magazine of the College of Education and Human Development.
- Nov 21st: I gave a talk at University of Maryland’s HCIL brown bag lunch!
- Oct 28th: I am leading the “Using Media” panel at TMCD!
- Sep 6th: Paper on online video AA meetings accepted to CSCW 2017!
- Aug 26th: I’m quoted about kids and tech on Minnesota Public Radio!
- Mar 15th: Paper about youth YouTubers accepted to IDC 2016!
- Feb 3rd: Paper on designing for recovery communities accepted to the Computing and Mental Health Workshop!
- Feb 3rd: HP Sprout ShareTable app has been accepted as a demo to CHI!
- Dec 18th: FOUR (!) posters by my undergrads accepted to CSCW 2016!
- Dec 14th: Paper on tech for cross-cultural parenting accepted to CHI 2016!
- Nov 4th: Dr. Schueller and I awarded a Jacobs Foundation grant!
- Sept 3rd: Paper on empowering children to communicate through tech accepted to the International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction!
- Aug 25th: I received an NSF grant to study mediated social touch!