Stephanie is a junior majoring in Communication with a minor in Information Science. In the lab, her focus has been on technology’s potential to provide social support and the measurable effects of that support. She plans to do an honor’s thesis on the subject.
Catherine Ho Catherine is a senior majoring in Information Science with an emphasis on human-centered systems. She is interested in computer-mediated communication - how it influences our behavior and perceptions and its effect on cross-cultural interactions. She is currently working on projects involving twitter as an educational tool, butler lies in mobile communication, and deception in restaurant reviews.Chiping Yeh Chiping is a senior in the College of Engineering majoring in Information Sciences, Systems, and Technology. He is currently working on the Open Messenger software to help simulate real-life interactions and replicate their nuances. He enjoys practicing Wushu in his free time.Colin Dailey Colin is a junior majoring in Communication with a focus on Media effects. He is interested in studying the perceptions and influence across various media sources and how they impact individuals. Irina Dubinskaya Irina is a junior studying Information Science with a focus on human-centered systems. She redesigned the website you are looking at! This semester she is working with Natalie Bazarova to investigate disclosure interpretation on Facebook. Janice Park Janice is a junior in Arts and Sciences double majoring in Film and Information Science with a minor in Visual Studies. She is passionate about technology's effect on societal behavior and interpersonal relations as well as its impact on new media and the arts. She is currently working on various projects involving deceptive communication using mobile phones, social media sites, and online reviews. Jared Kass Jared is a senior in CALS studying information science. He has worked for Jeremy Birnholtz and Jeff Hancock on open messenger and butler messaging since summer of 2011.Morgan Beller Morgan is a senior Statistical Informatics major: a hand-crafted major fusing the fields of Information Science, Mathematics and Management. Morgan considers herself a "techy" and has an overall fascination with the effects of technology on both individual and societal levels.
Weili Shi Weili is a senior in Arts and Sciences double majoring in Information Science and Performing and Media Arts with a minor in Game Design. She is very interested in the impact that technology might have on deceptive behavior, and is currently working with Jeff Hancock and Jeremy Birnholtz on the Butler messaging development team.
StaffJessie Taft - Jessie is the Lab Manager for the 2012-2013 school year. She graduated in 2012 with a degree in Information Science.
Amy Gonzales— www.amygonzales.org
Amy Gonzales is a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania.
Angela graduated with honors in 2012. She majored in Biology and Society with a concentration in Social Behavior, Health and Technology. As an undergraduate she worked with Amy Gonzales, studying self-awareness and race perceptions in Facebook and Second Life. Her honors project examines the role that text-messaging plays in providing social support and how that affects perceptions of physical burdens.
Crystal Jiang is an assistant professor at City University of Hong Kong.
Daniel graduated in 2012 with a degree in Communication with a focus in Communication and Information Technology. His current personal project is working to develop a new fashion social networking site, called ClosetSpace.
Erica graduated in 2012 with a degree in Communication with a focus in Communication and Information Technology. As an undergraduate she worked with Natalie Bazarova on researching "disclosure interpretation", specifically on Facebook.
Jamie's research focuses on using psychology and communication theories to design online experiments and surveys aimed at better understanding perceptions, behavior and social processes from traditional and CMC (e.g., social media, SMS text messaging, etc.) perspectives. Her dissertation focuses on the way that social support accessed via mobile communication can be used to buffer 1) stress, 2) pain, and 3) anxiety during surgical procedures. Jamie graduated from Penn State University in 2007 with Bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Pubic Relations and completed her Master’s degree with the Department of Communication at Cornell in 2009. She completed her Doctorate in May 2012.
Jeremy Birnholtz— birnholtz.hci.cornell.edu
Dr. Jeremy Birnholtz was an assistant professor in the Department of Communication and the Faculty of Computing and Information Science at Cornell University from 2007 to 2012. He has since moved to Northwestern University's Department of Communication Studies. He also holds an appointment in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. His research aims to improve the usefulness and usability of communication and collaboration tools, with a particular focus on understanding and exploiting mechanisms of human attention. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Julien graduated with honors in 2012. He majored in Information Science with a double minor in Science and Technology Studies and History. He works at GE in their Information Technology Leadership Program. His honors project investigated deception on the internet, specifically Facebook, and how public and private messaging influences a person's honesty.
Kate graduated with honors in 2012. She majored in Communication, with a focus in Information Technology. She is interested in how the different media we use change the way we interact with each other. Her honors project explores the relationship between online and offline personas and seeks to understand how the social networking site LinkedIn affects the way people present themselves professionally.
Madeline Smith— www.madsesmith.com
Madeline came to Cornell as a PhD Student in the Department of Information Science with a minor in Communication. Her research currently focuses on communication technologies. She has been working with Professors Birnholtz and Hancock to study the use of deception in text-based communication. She is also studying the use of communication tools for social support during life transitions, such as the freshmen transition. Madeline graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and a minor in Mathematics in 2010. In Fall 2012 she transferred to Northwestern University.
Rachel graduated with honors in 2012. She majored in Communication with a minor in Applied Economics and Management. As and undergraduate she worked on a variety of projects, including deception in online dating, deception in hotel reviews, and online collaborative writing. She is excited to be working at The Nielsen Company as a Professional Services Analyst. Rachel’s honors project explores the connections between the personality traits of psychopathy, narcissism, and Machiavellianism with how people use language in social media.
Saurabh Goorha works at Dow Jones & Company.