Curriculum Vitae

 
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Stacy M. Branham

EDUCATION

Virginia Tech, Center for Human-Computer Interaction
Ph.D. in Computer Science

Spring 2014

Dissertation: Designing Technologies for Empathic Communication
Advisor: Steve Harrison
Committee: Christopher Hoadley, Fred Piercy, Dennis Kafura, Manuel Pérez-Quiñones

Virginia Tech
B.S. in Computer Science, minor in Mathematics

Spring 2007

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Postdoctoral Researcher, UMBC - with Shaun Kane, Baltimore, MD

Spring 2014 - present

Currently exploring the social, experiential aspects of assistive technology use by people who are visually impaired and their sighted companions.

Funded by NSF EAGER Award IIS-1353312

Research products: two conference papers (CHI ’15), journal article (TACCESS, in submission)

Research Intern, FXPal - with Scott Carter, Palo Alto, CA

Summer 2012

Investigated situated values, tools, and techniques of novice DIY and How-to content creators in online communities.

Research products: journal article (EITJ ’13), workshop position paper (Stanford, ’12)

Research Intern, Intel - with Tad Hirsch, Portland, OR

Summer 2010

Explored the process of intimate partner connection and technology’s role in mediating empathy when partners are colocated.

Research products: conference paper (DIS ’12), workshop position paper (GROUP ’10)

Research Intern, FXPal - with Scott Carter, Gene Golovchinsky, Jacob Biehl, Palo Alto, CA

Summer 2009

Investigated the work, play, and reflection activities supported by a networked whiteboard capture and reuse system in an office setting.

Research products: two conference papers (CHI ’10, DIS ’12)

Usability Engineer, Meridium - Roanoke, VA

Summer 2008

Worked with a team of engineers, quality assurance specialists, technical writers, and project managers to design a touchscreen display for mechanics on the shop floor; conducted site visits, user interviews, generated usability requirements, created UI mock-ups, ran usability tests.

Undergraduate Researcher - with Scott McCrickard, Blacksburg, VA

Spring 2007

Investigated incongruence of reusable text-based design rationale tools and “designerly ways of knowing,” leading to development of a picture-based “collaborative storyboarding” activity.

Research products: journal article (HT ’11), two conference papers (INTERACT ’09, DIS ’10), poster paper (CSCW ’08), three workshop papers (C&C ’07, Penn State ’08, CHI ’10)

GRANTS

PI, NSF EAGER Award (IIS-1353312). “Understanding Barriers to Workplace Collaboration for People with Visual Impairments.” ($164,982)

SPECIAL ISSUES, WORKSHOPS & PANELS ORGANIZED

Branham, S.M., Thieme, A., Nathan, L., Tatar, D., eds. Special Issue: “Co-constructing Meaning: Ethics Matter(s) in Design Research.”  Interacting with Computers. Oxford Journals, due out late 2015. (5-year impact factor: 1.365)

Waycott, J., Davis, H., Thieme, A., Branham, S., Vines, J., Munteanu, C. “Ethical Encounters in HCI: Research in Sensitive Settings.” In Extended Abstracts, ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’15), Seoul, Korea, April 18-23, 2015.

Branham, S.M., Harrison, S., Tatar, D., Nathan, L., Olivier, P, Thieme, A. “Co-creating and Identity-Making in CSCW: Revisiting Ethics in Design Research.” In Extended Abstracts, ACM SIGCHI Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW ’14), Baltimore, MD, February 15-19, 2014.

Branham, S.M., Vega, L.C. “Time strikes, we strike back: time management for female computer scientists.” Birds of a Feather panel, Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing (GHC ’11), Portland, OR, November 2011.

JOURNAL ARTICLES & BOOK CHAPTERS

Oh, U., Branham. S., Findlater, L., Kane, S. “Audio-Based Feedback Techniques for Teaching Touchscreen Gestures.” In Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS), forthcoming.

Carter, S., Adcock, J., Cooper, M., Branham, S.M. “Tools to support expository video capture and access.” In Education and Information Technologies Journal, October 2013.

Branham, S.M., Harrison, S. “Designing for collocated couples.” In: Neustaedter, C., Harrison, S., and Sellen, A., eds. Connecting families: the impact of new communication technologies on domestic life. Springer, 2013.

McCrickard, D.S., Wahid, S., Branham, S.M., Harrison, S. “Achieving both creativity and rationale: reuse in design with images and claims.” In Human Technology 7 (1), May 2011.

CONFERENCE PAPERS & NOTES

Branham, S.M., Kane, S. “Collaborative Accessibility: How Blind and Sighted Companions Co-Create Accessible Home Spaces.” In Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’15), Seoul, Korea, April 18-23, 2015. 10 pages.

Buehler, E., Branham, S.M., Ali, A., Chang, J., Hofmann, M., Hurst, A., Kane, S. “Sharing is Caring: Assistive Technology Designs on Thingiverse.” In Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’15), Seoul, Korea, April 18-23, 2015. 10 pages. (Best Paper Award, top 1%)

Branham, S.M., Harrison, S.H., Hirsch, T. “Expanding the design space for intimacy: supporting mutual reflection for local partners.” In Proceedings of the Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS ’12), Newcastle, UK, June 2012, 4 pages. (acceptance rate: 20%) (Best Paper Award)

Lee, J.S., Branham, S.M. “Processlessness: staying open to interactional possibilities.” In Proceedings of the Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS ’12), Newcastle, UK, June 2012, 4 pages. (acceptance rate: 20%)

Dickey-Kurdziolek, M., Branham, S.M., Lee, J.S. “What does it mean to design a nudge?” In Gender, Bodies, and Technology (GBT ’12), Roanoke, VA, April 2012.

Carter, S., Adcock, J., Doherty, J., Branham, S.M. “NudgeCam: toward targeted, higher-quality media capture.” In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Multimedia (MM ’10), Firenze, Italy, October 2010, 4 pages. (acceptance rate: 18%)

Wahid, S., Branham, S.M., McCrickard, D.S., Harrison, S. “Investigating the relationship between imagery and rationale in design.” In Proceedings of the Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS ’10), Aarhus, Denmark, August 2010, 10 pages. (acceptance rate: 15%)

Branham, S.M., Golovchinsky, G., Carter, S., Biehl, J. “Let’s go from the whiteboard: supporting transitions in work through whiteboard capture and reuse.” In Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’10), Atlanta, Georgia, April 2010, 10 pages. (acceptance rate: 22%)

Wahid, S., Branham, S.M., McCrickard, D.S., Harrison, S. Picking up artifacts: storyboarding as a gateway to reuse.” In Proceedings of the Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT ’09), Uppsala, Sweden, September 2009, 14 pages. (acceptance rate: 27%)

WORKSHOP, POSTER, & PANEL PAPERS

Branham, S.M., Carter, S. “Who makes, shares Internet how-to videos?“ Workshop on Social Mobile Video and Panoramic Video, Stanford, CA, September 2012, 2 pages.

Branham, S.M. “Couplehood as culture: exploring intimate couples through a domestic media space.” In Workshop on Connecting Families: New Technologies, Family Communication, and the Impact on Domestic Space (GROUP ’10), Sanibel Island, FL, November 2010, 4 pages.

Branham, S.M. “Picturestorming: ideation via ‘bits of life.’” In Workshop on Artifacts in Design: Representation, Ideation, and Process (CHI ’10), Atlanta, GA, June 2010, 4 pages.

Branham, S.M., Wahid, S., McCrickard, D.S., Harrison, S. "A narrative on collaborative storyboarding." Poster Paper in Proceedings of the 2008 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW ’08), San Diego, CA, November 2008, 2 pages.

McCrickard, D.S., Harrison, S., Wahid, S., Branham, S.M. “Putting creativity first––inspiring with image-based design rationale.” In Workshop on Creativity and Rationale in Software Design, University Park, PA, June 2008, 7 pages.

Branham, S.M., Wahid, S., and McCrickard, D.S. "Channeling creativity: using storyboards and claims to encourage collaborative design." In Workshop on Tools in Support of Creative Collaboration (C&C ’07), Washington DC, June 2007, 4 pages.

INVITED TALKS & PRESENTATIONS

Branham, S.M. Technology and Relationships: How IT design can change society. Guest Lecture, HCC 629 taught by Ravi Kuber. UMBC, Baltimore, MD. December 1, 2014.

Branham, S.M. Technology and Relationships: How IT design can change society. Towson University, Towson, MD. November 11, 2014.

Branham, S.M. Introduction to Human-Centered Computing. IS 803 taught by Anita Komlodi. UMBC, Baltimore, MD. October 17, 2014.

Branham, S.M.  Empathic Communication Technologies. TEDxUMBC. Catonsville, MD. September 13, 2014.

Branham, S.M. Design cultures in computer science. Guest lecture, Design Cultures taught by Matthew Wisnioski. Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. March 13, 2012.

Branham, S.M. Couplehood as culture: exploring intimate couples through a domestic media space. Center for HCI at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. November 12, 2010.

Branham, S.M. Let’s go from the whiteboard. FXPal internal talk. Palo Alto, CA. July 29, 2009.

Branham, S.M. Virginia Tech’s AWC: students helping students. STARS Conference, Auburn, AL. August 11, 2008.

AWARDS AND HONORS

Systers Grace Hopper Conference Travel Scholarship

Fall 2013

Clare Boothe Luce Graduate Research Fellowship

Spring 2009 - Fall 2012

CAMEO Scholarship, Virginia Tech

Spring 2005, Spring 2006

Grace Hopper Conference Travel Scholarship

Fall 2007

Senior Service Award, Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech

Spring 2007

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Fundraising Chair

DIS 2014

Program Committee Member, Enabling Empathy workshop

CHI 2014

Systers Blog Editor

Spring 2012 - Spring 2013

Works-in-Progress Associate Chair

CHI 2011, CHI 2012

Reviewer

CHI 2009-2015;  GI 2015;  CSCW 2014;  Mobile HCI 2013;  ROMAN 2013;  Interacting with Computers 2013;  Transactions on Affective Computing 2013;  DIS 2012

Scholarship Reviewer

Tapia 2012-2014

Diversity Committee Member, Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech

Spring 2008

Student Volunteer

CSCW 2009

Webmaster, Association for Women in Computing

Fall 2008 - Fall 2009

President, Association for Women in Computing, Virginia Tech

Fall 2005 - Fall 2008

Student Ambassador, College of Engineering Advisory Board, Virginia Tech

Fall 2007 - Fall 2008