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CCI PhD Information Studies to Present at Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference

April 7, 2017

On April 27, three College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) students will present at the Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars Conference in Bossone Research Center. The conference highlights graduate student research, and will allow for students to participate in professional development workshops and network with other emerging scholars in a variety of fields. The event will feature keynote speaker, Kara Spiller, PhD, an assistant professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering. 

 

The following CCI students will present:

 

Leah Kulp, PhD candidate, information studies 

Research interests:

Advisor: Aleksandra Sarcevic, assistant professor of information science

Website: http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~ljk58/ 

Kulp will present a research poster titled “Design Opportunities for a Medical Checklist,” which focuses on how technology affects the workflow of medicals teams in hospitals where time and safety are critical. The next steps in Kulp and Sarcevic’s research involves adapting and evaluating technology to reduce errors in treatment and improve quality of care. 

 

Yuanyuan Feng, PhD candidate, information studies 

Research interests: information behavior, human-computer interaction, and health informatics, with a specific focus on mobile and wearable technologies. 

Advisor: Denise Agosto, professor of information science

Website: http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~yf93/ 

Feng will give an oral research presentation titled “Managing Personal Health Information from Activity Trackers.” Her research focuses on how people use these activity trackers to manage their own health. Feng’s research will highlight design challenges in current activity trackers to design future trackers with a better user experience.

 

Swathi Jagannath, PhD student, information studies

Research interests: human computer interaction, computer-supported cooperative work, and healthcare informatics. 

Advisor: Aleksandra Sarcevic, assistant professor of information science

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/swathijagannath15/ 

Jagannath will give an oral research presentation titled “Using Speech in Complex Teamwork to Support Activity Recognition.” Her research focuses on improving efficiency in healthcare settings where there is a high risk of error, such as in trauma care. 

 

The College congratulates our students as the conference approaches and in future research endeavors.