Jeremy Birnholtz, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Jeremy Birnholtz’s research focuses on human-computer interaction issues, such as attention, information sharing, and collaboration through the use of technology. He has lectured and published widely on subjects that include young people’s attention to instant messaging, interruptions in attention in seniors with chronic pain, and deception in text messaging.
Nicholas A. R. Merola
Nicholas A. R. Merola studies cognitive and social factors in technologically-mediated interaction. In particular, he is interested in how attributes of communication technologies interact with users’ cognition and behavior to subsequently influence their communication and relationships. Nick’s dissertation demonstrates the influence of metacognition in the formation of interpersonal impressions from an online profile. He received a B.S. in Communication from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from The University of Texas at Austin.
D. Yvette Wohn
Yvette studies the social and psychological effects of computer-mediated communication in social media and virtual worlds. Her main area of research examines how non-conscious behaviors, such as habits, influence positive and negative outcomes in different contexts such as casual games, education, and computer-supported collaboration. Yvette has B.A.s in journalism and film from Ewha Woman’s University, an ALM in journalism from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Media and Information Studies from Michigan State University.
Colin Fitzpatrick, Technology & Social Behavior
Colin is a second-year PhD student in the Technology & Social Behavior. His current research studies impression management and interaction in location-aware mobile social networking applications. His previous work explored impression management in a social network for music (honor’s thesis, A.B. in ethnomusicology from Brown University) and the role of new technologies for disseminating cosmopolitan popular music in China (master’s thesis, M.A. in ethnomusicology from University of Wisconsin-Madison).
Madeline E. Smith, Technology & Social Behavior
Madeline is a PhD Candidate in the Technology & Social Behavior joint program in Computer Science and Communication. Her research currently focuses on relational, supportive, and deceptive aspects of social media and is supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. She previously earned an M.S. in Information Science from Cornell University and a B.S. in Computer Science from Ithaca College.
Arindam Paul, Computer Science
Arindam is a second-year PhD student in Computer Science. He is currently working on understanding question-asking patterns and anonymity aspects in social media. Some of his previous works include reverse-engineering demographics of users from online ads, preventing Sybil attacks on P2P systems using psychometric tests, among others. He has earned an M.S. in Computer Science from Northwestern University, an M.Eng. degree in Software Systems and a B.E. in Chemical Engineering from BITS Pilani, India.
Ashley is a Communication studies major in the School of Communication with an anticipated graduation date of 2015. She has a strong passion for exploring how companies optimize their digital media to cater to various communities.
Jenny Starrs is studying journalism, concentrating in broadcast and video storytelling, while also pursuing the Integrated Marketing Communications certificate. She expects to graduate in 2015. Jenny is interested in the ways people present and maintain their public identities through social media and how they maintain relationships in the world of digital contact.
April is a Radio/Television/Film and Sociology major in the School of Communication who anticipates to graduate in 2016. She is interested in what aspects of social interaction have been replaced or informed by the increasing inclusion of social media in our day to day lives.
Amol Mody is studying Industrial Engineering while minoring in Asian Studies. He is interested in how people use social media to build and preserve relationships and create their own self-image. He is also fascinated by the differences in social media platforms and how they are used in different parts of the world. He plans to graduate in June of 2016.
Sarah Smith is majoring in Communication Studies while pursuing the Integrated Marketing Certificate through the Medill School of Journalism. She expects to graduate in 2016. Sarah is interested in how the increased presence of social media sites have affected the way that students learn.
Susan Zha is a current sophomore majoring in Cognitive Science and Economics. She expects to graduate in 2016. Susan enjoys studying how people interact on social media.
Sarah Sinclair is a student at Cornell University studying Information Science, Systems, and Technology in the College of Engineering. She expects to graduate in 2016, and is especially interested in deception, face work, and how people manage social media to present themselves online.
Sei Unno is studying psychology, global health, and statistics. She plans to graduate in 2016. Sei is interested in how social media is used as a tool in politics, enhancing research methods, promoting economic development, and mental health treatment.
Carter Sherman expects to graduate in 2016 as a Journalism and International Studies major, with a concentration in Gender Studies. She is intrigued by how social media allows individuals to construct and manage online identities.
Daniel Somekh is a rising junior at Cornell University pursuing a B.S. in Computer Science and a minor in Business. He is working on the attention management project, and is interested in studying how people use mobile phones to communicate with one another via social media, texting, and calling. Daniel is also interested in tennis, UAVs, the New York Yankees, and the restaurant industry!
Lindsay Reynolds, Cornell University, PhD 2013
Jordyn Iger, Northwestern University
Valentina Garces, Northwestern University
Barrett Leider, Northwestern University
Peter Du, Northwestern University
Asmaa Aljuhani, Northwestern University
Reedhima Mandlik, Northwestern University
Courtney Blackwell, Northwestern University
Jed Brubaker, University of California at Irvine
Shion Guha, Cornell University
Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch, University of Connecticut
Stephanie Steinhardt, Cornell University