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Gabriella Marcu

Gabriela Marcu

Assistant Professor

Information Science

Dr. Marcu’s research interests include human-computer interaction, health informatics, ubiquitous computing, action research, ethnography, user experience design, designing for social change, and organizational information systems. She specializes in designing, developing, and deploying collaborative systems through field studies. She is a 2013 Siebel Scholar and a 2010 recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. She recently defended her dissertation titled “Designing for collaborative reflection” which centers on the design of systems to support long-term coordination of health services. She has studied informal collaboration in behavioral and mental health services for children, and designed systems to encourage the use of data along with intuition for decision-making.

Education

  • PhD, Human-Computer Interaction, Carnegie Mellon University
  • BS (with honors), Informatics, University of California at Irvine

Research/Teaching Interests

Human-computer interaction, health informatics, action research, ethnography, user experience design, designing for social change, organizational information systems, ubiquitous computing, knowledge management

Select Publications

  • Marcu, G., Dey, A. K., Kiesler, S. (2014) Designing for Collaborative Reflection. Proceedings of the International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth). Best Paper Nomination.
  • Marcu, G., Tassini, K., Carlson, Q., Goodwyn, J., Rivkin, G., Schaefer, K., Dey, A. K., Kiesler, S.(2013). Why Do They Still Use Paper? Understanding Data Collection and Use in Autism Education. Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computer Systems (CHI). 3177-3186.
  • Marcu, G., Dey, A. K., and Kiesler, S. Parent-Driven Use of Wearable Cameras for Autism Support: A Field Study with Families. (2012). Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp). 401-410.
  • Marcu, G., Bardram, J. E., and Gabrielli, S. (2011). A Framework for Overcoming Challenges in Designing Persuasive Monitoring Systems for Mental Illness. Proceedings of the International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth). 1-8. Best Paper Nomination.

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Paper Nomination, PervasiveHealth, 2014
  • Siebel Scholar, 2013
  • Best Paper Nomination, PervasiveHealth, 2011
  • Best Demo Award, PervasiveHealth, 2011
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, 2010
  • Microsoft Research Graduate Women's Scholar, 2010

Professional Activities & Associations

  • PervasiveHealth 2015 Short Papers and Posters Chair - International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare
  • Ubicomp 2012 Student Volunteers Chair - ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing
  • Reviewing:
    • CHI - ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
    • CSCW - ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
    • DIS - ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems
    • JAISE - Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments
    • ISWC - International Symposium on Wearable Computers
    • Pervasive - International Conference on Pervasive Computing
    • IEEE Pervasive Computing Magazine
    • MobileHCI - International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services