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CCI Distinguished Speaker Series: Mary Czerwinski on "Using Technology for Health and Wellbeing"

Monday, May 21, 2018

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Join Drexel University's College of Computing & Informatics for the third event in our Distinguished Speaker Series:

"Using Technology for Health and Wellbeing"

With Mary Czerwinski, PhD
Principle Researcher and Research Manager, Visualization and Interaction (VIBE) Research Group at Microsoft

Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP online at

Talk Abstract: 
How can we create technologies to help us reflect on and change our behavior, improving our health and overall wellbeing? In this talk, I will briefly describe the last several years of work our research team has been doing in this area. We have developed wearable technology to help families manage tense situations with their children, mobile phone-based applications for handling stress and depression, as well as logging tools that can help you stay focused or recommend good times to take a break at work. The overarching goal in all of this research is to develop tools that adapt to the user so that they can maximize their productivity and improve their health.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Mary Czerwinski is a Principle Researcher and Research Manager of the Visualization and Interaction (VIBE) Research Group. Mary's latest research focuses primarily on emotion tracking and intervention design and delivery, information worker task management and health and wellness for individuals and groups. Her research background is in visual attention and multitasking. She holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Indiana University in Bloomington. Mary was awarded the ACM SIGCHI Lifetime Service Award, was inducted into the CHI Academy, and became an ACM Distinguished Scientist in 2010. She also received the Distinguished Alumni award from Indiana University's Brain and Psychological Sciences department in 2014. Mary became a Fellow of the ACM in 2016. More information about Dr. Czerwinski can be found at her website:

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Ida Chen Room,
James E. Marks Intercultural Center
(Basement of Academic Building. Entrance
is on Arch Street.)
3225 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104


  • Everyone

Special Features

  • Free Food