Research Projects

Principal Investigator: Eun Kyoung Choe
Funder: National Science Foundation
Challenging the notion that fully automated health tracking tech is better for users, particularly older adults and surgical patients, since minimal personal tracking engagement is needed. This project examines semi-automated tracking, testing the hypothesis that some self-monitoring results in greater awareness of one's own health and data and better health/behavior outcomes.
Principal Investigator: Eun Kyoung Choe
Funder: National Science Foundation
Pushing the boundaries of how personal tracking devices, such as smart watches, can better support older adults---by identifying what health/activities data would be most useful for older adults if tracked, how to collect/track this data, and utilizing this information to develop a new personalized, multimodal activity tracker.
Principal Investigator: Jessica Vitak, Mega M. Subramaniam
Funder: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Bringing together researchers, low socioeconomic status (SES) families, and public library partners to identify the privacy and security challenges librarians and low-SES families face using internet and communication technologies and to develop a suite of educational and professional development resources for both librarians and low-SES families
Principal Investigator: Gregg Vanderheiden
Funder: US Dept of Education
A Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII) was made to change any devices’ interfaces for people who cannot use technologies due to barriers caused by their level of disability, literacy, and/or digital literacy.
Principal Investigator: Diana E. MarshPrincipal Investigator: Joshua A. Bell (National Anthropological Archives, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution)
Funder: National Science Foundation
Based on a three-year fellowship supported by the National Science Foundation, this research seeks to improve the discovery of anthropological archives for users. Current work includes exploring data reuse based on a national survey undertaken in 2018-2019 with the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums and the American Anthropological Association.
Principal Investigator: Gregg Vanderheiden, J. Bern Jordan, Hernisa Kacorri, Amanda Lazar, Jonathan Lazar
Funder: HHS / ACL / National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research
Funder: Other
Ensuring that existing information and communication technologies (ICT) solutions for people with disabilities are known, effective, findable, more affordable, and available on every computer or digital technology platform; and exploring the emerging next-next-generation interface technologies for which there are no effective accessibility guidelines or standards, and problem-solving in advance of these technologies.
Principal Investigator: Tamara CleggPrincipal Investigator: Lawrence Clark
Funder: National Science Foundation
Advancing knowledge of informal learning experiences that build adolescents' motivation for participation in STEM courses and careers, with a specific focus on introducing middle school African American and Latinx youth to the world of sports data analytics through events and summer camps.
Principal Investigator: Jessica Vitak, Tamara Clegg
Funder: National Science Foundation
Promoting elementary school children's privacy/cybersecurity learning across the two contexts where they spend most of their time, home and school, through the creation of curriculum and related educational materials tailored to grade level.