Computer Science Events

May 17

CS Tea Talk by Lana Yarosh

Lana Yarosh, Assistant Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities will be speaking.

Thursday, May 17th, 2018
4:00 – 5:00 pm / CMC 209

Title: Social Connectedness Technologies for Critical Contexts

Abstract: Social isolation is a critical and fundamental challenge for mental health and well-being. People are self-identifying as “lonely” at higher rates than ever and many are experiencing effects of social isolation. My work takes on the task of designing technologies to increase connectedness. My approach involves working closely with people in specific critical social contexts in order to design and evaluate the effects of new technologies on social connectedness. In this talk, I will elaborate on my work in the context of helping connect families separated by distance. I'll discuss my new and ongoing work at University of Minnesota and have an extended Q&A about getting involved in research as an under graduate.

Sponsored by Computer Science. Contact: Sue Jandro, x4360