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.
- 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!