In Spring of 2022, the INIT Lab had its first two undergraduate research assistants complete their senior theses! While we have had a long history of including undergraduates in our research, some of whom have led projects, first-authored papers, and… Read More
INIT Lab PhD student Nikita Soni successfully defends dissertation! #latertweet #tidess
Fall 2021 saw INIT Lab PhD student Nikita Soni successfully defending her dissertation work “Designing Interactions for Multi-touch Spherical Displays to Support Collaborative Learning in Museums” on October 14th! Defenses remained virtual this past year for safety and convenience during… Read More
INIT Lab PhD student Aishat Aloba defends dissertation!
INIT Lab PhD student Aishat Aloba made us proud and defended her dissertation work “Tailoring Motion Recognition Systems to Children’s Motions” on June 18th! While we are emerging slowly from COVID-19 restrictions, the defense was held virtually for safety and… Read More
Using Research Skills outside of Research: The Spiny Mouse Selfie
As outlined in a previous blog post of mine, undergraduate research experience can be a rewarding experience for an individual. It can give students more experience working in a team environment and improve their confidence for example. In this post… Read More
INIT Lab PhD student Jeremiah Blanchard defends his dissertation!
Today, the INIT Lab is proud to announce that PhD student Jeremiah Blanchard defended his dissertation work “Building Bridges: Dual-Modality Instruction and Introductory Programming Coursework” this afternoon! We held the defense virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. Jeremiah’s committee… Read More
Aishat and Nikita both pass dissertation proposals this week!
This week was a big one for the INIT lab! Two PhD students, Aishat Aloba, and Nikita Soni, both in the UF CISE Human-Centered Computing (HCC) PhD program successfully defended their dissertation proposals! Aishat’s topic is centered around whole-body interaction… Read More
INIT Lab PhD student Alex Shaw defends his dissertation!
The INIT lab is proud to share that PhD student Alex Shaw defended his dissertation work “Automatic Recognition of Children’s Touchscreen Stroke Gestures” earlier today! Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, we held the defense virtually. Alex’s committee members were… Read More
Why Undergraduate Research has been Beneficial to me
I have noticed undergraduate students get involved outside of the classroom to develop skills that the classroom setting cannot teach. This gives students the chance to develop professionally and make their resumes more diverse and appealing for the path they… Read More
IDC2019 Course on Quantitative Methods for Child-Computer Interaction!
At the recent Interaction Design & Children (IDC) 2019 conference, INIT Lab Director Dr. Lisa Anthony gave a crash course in quantitative research methods, and how to apply and adapt them to child-computer interaction. Topics covered include: the types of… Read More
CISE Goes to Grace Hopper
The Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering Department of the University of Florida sponsored several students to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration this past October 4th – 6th in Orlando, FL! Several INIT members were able to attend (Dr. Lisa… Read More