David is a PhD student in the Department of Communication. His research interests include deception, how communicators verbally orchestrate their lies, and mental models of mediated technologies. He received a B.S. in Communication from Cornell University in 2010.
Erin's research seeks to uncover how people pursue traditional communication goals via new communication technologies. She received her B.A. in Communications at Carthage College in 2008 and received her M.A. in Communications at Michigan State University in 2010. She intends to complete her Doctorate in the spring of 2014.
Lindsay is a fourth-year PhD student in the Department of Communication. Her research interests focus on understanding aspects of collaborative play in multi-player online games. She has also been involved with several projects with the lab which explore deceptive communication using mobile phones. She graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology in 2005.
Pamara is interested in Health and Interpersonal Communication, both in FtF settings and CMC, with a special emphasis on perceptions of health-related disclosures and its effects. Her research interests include the effects of social media and the impact of social networks on health attitudes and behaviors. Topics such as virtual empathy and its effects on health outcomes are intriguing to her. She would also like to explore the negotiation of stigmatized health issues, like mental illnesses, in virtual spaces, and how technologies and interpersonal interactions within these technologies make a difference in health outcomes, perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors.
Sunny is a graduate student in the Department of Communication. She is interested in self-other asymmetric perceptions in social media contexts and their roles in social behaviors. Her research interests also include personal web usage in work contexts, message framing, and emotional expressions in persuasive health messages.
Yoon has research interests in computer-mediated communication, with a focus on online disclosure and self-presentation. She is interested in how people share personal information on Social Networking Sites such as Facebook and Twitter, and the possible implications for privacy that follow. Yoon received her B.A. in Communication Studies from Northwestern University.
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 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.
Catalina Toma is an assistant professor of Communication Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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.
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 email@example.com
Jorge Pena is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.
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 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.
Stephanie graduated in 2013 with honors, majoring in Communication with a minor in Information Science.
Zuoming Wang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Texas.