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2023

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Shirin & Dylan presented posters at the Dartmouth Center for Technology and Behavioral Health Digital Health Summit

The Clinically-Validated Digital Therapeutics: Innovations in Scientific Discovery, Clinical Applications, and Global Deployment event gathered experts from diverse sectors of the health care industry—researchers, providers, regulators, payers, and investors, as well as representatives from global pharma—to help shape a vision for making digital therapeutics accessible to all.

October 25, 2023

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Shirin attending the Patient Experience Symposium

Shirin is traveling to Boston to attend the 7th annual Patient Experience Symposium. The conference brings together leading stakeholders from across healthcare, all to improve patient experience.

September 18, 2023

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Shirin awarded Leslie Center for the Humanities Student Research Fellowship

Leslie Center Student Research Fellowship offers students a unique opportunity to undertake creative projects at the intersection of humanities and other disciplines.

February 23, 2023

2021

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Liz appears in spread on new Dartmouth faculty

Dartmouth News has a feature welcoming incoming faculty, including their reflections on how creativity drives their research and teaching. Article here.

March 24, 2021

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Luce fellowships available for sophomore or junior women in engineering

Attention sophomore and junior women! The engineering department still has Luce fellowships available, which can sponsor your research with our lab. The fellowship covers 3 terms of support (total stipend of $7000) and a small amount in research supplies ($2000-$3000). To apply, you'd need to be a U.S. citizens or permanent resident (required by the foundation), have declared (or intend to declare) an engineering major, and commit to 3 terms of research: 2 "on" terms (while taking classes) and 1 "off" term (full time research). If interested, please research out to Liz who can help match you with a project and assist with preparing the application materials, which include a statement of research and a recent resume. To learn more about current openings, check the Recruiting page for current openings

January 4, 2021

2020

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Teja presenting virtually at DESIGN 2020

Our paper with Stanford collaborators on people's experiences with physical self-tracking materials is now out in the IMWUT (Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies) December issue. Paper available here.

December 24, 2020

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Teja virtually attending VERGE

Teja is virtually headed to VERGE 2020, taking part in various online sessions such as roundtable discussions, networking opportunities, and En-ROADS: An Interactive Climate Workshop.

October 26, 2020

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Liz featured as one of 11 faculty named to endowed chairs

Dartmouth News has featured Liz and her endowed appointment to the Charles H. Gaut and Charles A. Norberg Assistant Professorship, which she's incredibly honored to receive. Article here.

October 5, 2020

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National Academy of Sciences chapter now available

The NAS Mobile Technology for Adaptive Aging report has been published! Liz contributed a chapter on mobile and sensor technology (available here).

September 25, 2020

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Hana Ba-Sabaa awarded a Junior Research Scholarship

Hana has been selected as a Junior Research Scholar Junior Research Scholar to support her research with our group. Congrats Hana!

September 10, 2020

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Liz featured in Thayer News as a new faculty member

Thayer News has a feature on Liz joining the Engineering Faculty! Article here.

August 12, 2020

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Catherine Parnell named a Clare Boothe Luce Scholar

Catherine has been awarded a Luce Fellowship, which will support her research with our group through 3 terms of funding plus a research stipend. Congratulations Catherine.

July 25, 2020

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Synapse e-book released

A culmination of her efforts during her Synapse internship and beyond, Teja has co-authored an e-book on Sustainable Product Design! The e-book abstracts a sustainable design workflow into actionable steps and easy-to-use tools that can be applied to any product development process to reduce environmental impacts while improving the bottom line. Check it out here.

June 19, 2020

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DartmouthCHI event will showcase papers by Dartmouth affiliates

With CS professor XD Yang, Liz is helping put together a "DartmouthCHI" virtual event to showcase exciting research by members of our fast-growing HCI community at Dartmouth. At this 3-hour mini-conference, facdddulty and grad students from Thayer, CS, and collaborating universities will deliver presentations for their papers published at CHI 2020 the flagship conference in HCI, which was unfortunately cancelled due to the pandemic. Talks will cover a range of topics including sensing, wearables, smart things, education, and health. This is a great opportunity to learn about HCI. Feel welcome to share broadly — hope to see you there.

  • Date and time: Friday, June 12, 2020 at 9:40 AM EDT","Full schedule and further details here
  • Free registration here

June 12, 2020

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Teja passed her qualifying exam!!

Last week Teja took her PhD Qualifying Exam, and now it's official: the committee (Jeremy Faludi, Petra Bonfert-Taylor, Vikrant Vaze, and Liz) was unanimous in recommending a pass decision. Congrats on advancing to Ph.D. Candidacy, Teja!

May 21, 2020

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Paper accepted at IDC 2020

Paper with Stanford collaborators on the development of interactive narratives for math learning (available here) as been accepted to Interaction Design and Children (IDC) 2020!

March 23, 2020

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WhoIsZuki gets a Best Paper Award at CHI 2020!

Our paper on designing narrative-based feedback to motivate behavior (available here has received a CHI 2020 Best Paper Award (less than top 1% of submissions). Extremely thankful for the recognition and appreciation of the hard work that involved a multi-year effort of an amazing team.

March 6, 2020

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Interactions special issue on Inbodied Interaction is out

The multi-institution collaboration to create a special topic spread on Inbodied Interaction is now available in the March-April 2020 issue of ACM Interactions magazine! An interactive PDF of the full special topic is available here. Liz contributed to two pieces, one on deliberately exploring and using discomfort to support adaptation and recovery (available here and another on chronobiology-friendly technology (available here)

February 25, 2020

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Two papers appearing at CHI 2020

We have two papers accepted to CHI 2020! One article is with Stanford collaborators about the design of personalized, narrative-based interfaces to motivate physical activity available here, and the other is with colleagues at the University of Washington and the University of Colorado Boulder on the privacy practices of people managing bipolar disorder available here.

January 16, 2020

2019

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Teja interning with Synapse this winter

Teja is heading to her internship at Synapse Product Development in Seattle! She'll be a Sustainable Design Research Intern for the next 3 months, performing user research to discover what designers and engineers need from novel life cycle assessment tools. We hope her efforts will lay the groundwork for a longstanding collaboration with Synapse and that her insights will richly inform the LCA tool she plans to begin developing upon returning to Dartmouth.

December 16, 2019

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Liz presenting to National Academies

Liz is traveling to Washington D.C. to present at an NIA-sponsored National Academies of Sciences workshop on mobile technology for adaptive aging. Publication and presentation available here. After her D.C. trip, Liz is headed up to Hanover to participate in a few GrantGPS workshops and do a little apartment hunting.

December 9, 2019

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Teja selected as a Runner for the Magnuson Center's West Coast Experience

Teja is taking part in another Dartmouth Entrepreneurs Forum opportunity, having been selected as a Runner for the West Coast Experience Program! The West Coast Experience is run by the Magnuson Center each year for a group of 10-12 undergraduate students, who will spend a week traveling to Seattle, San Francisco, and Palo Alto to visit Dartmouth alumni at startups, incubators, and VC firms. It'll also be a great opportunity for Teja to meet potential clients, pitch her research, and get feedback!

December 4, 2019

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Teja attending the west coast Dartmouth Entrepreneurs Forum

Teja is on her way to San Francisco to participate and volunteer at the Dartmouth Entrepreneurs Forum (DEF). The DEF is open to the full Dartmouth community and provides an amazing opportunity to connect with Dartmouth's thriving entrepreneurial network. Later in the week, she'll be heading over to visit Liz at Stanford :)

September 5, 2019

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Teja accepted to SSEDR'19

The Summer School for Engineering Design Research (SSEDR) is a 2-part summer program for PhD students taking place this year during May and July at locations in Croatia and Germany. The SSEDR aims to make PhD students working on design science topics better equipped for their research by enhancing their understanding of salient theories and methods, guiding development of an appropriate research approach, and fostering long-term connections through interactive discussions and exercises. Čestitamo and gute Reise, Teja!

July 1, 2019

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Liz is joining Dartmouth!

Liz has accepted Thayer's offer to join the faculty as the Charles H. Gaut Charles H. Norberg Assistant Professor of Engineering! She'll be deferring the appointment for one year, to wrap up her postdoc at Stanford while ramping up the new Empower Lab at Dartmouth. Squee :)

June 1, 2019

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