Gillian Hayes is the Robert A. and Barbara L. Kleist Professor of Informatics in the School of Information and Computer Sciences and in the School of Education and School of Medicine at UC Irvine. Her research interests are in human-computer interaction, ubiquitous computing, assistive and educational technologies, and health informatics. She designs, develops, deploys, and evaluates technologies to empower people to use collected data to address real human needs in sensitive and ethically responsible ways.
Committed to interdisciplinary troublemaking, Jonathan Alexander works generally under the rubric of “writing studies” to explore the creation and uptake of “texts” as they perform different kinds of ideological work in specific contexts. His work has primarily focused on written and digital production in the extra-curriculum, such as self- and collectively-sponsored multimodal forms of composition, including “fan texts.”
Rachel Goldberg is a sociologist and social demographer whose research focuses on youth and families, health, and emerging methods in survey research. She has several projects that examine adolescents’ experiences of family and peer relationships in the digital age.
Daniel Epstein draws on Human-Computer Interaction methods to examine how personal tracking technology can better acknowledge and account for the realities of everyday life. In doing so, his work contributes recommendations on how to design tracking tools which are more inclusive to people’s identities, environment, and abilities.
Andrew Penner is a sociologist who studies inequality in education and the labor market. His work focuses on understanding the intended and unintended consequences of social policy.
Tiera Chantè Tanksley is a doctoral candidate in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA and a newly appointed post doctoral scholar at the UCI Connected Learning Lab. Her research focuses on how Girls of Color use digital media and computer science technology to engage in political activism.
Oshin Khachikian is a PhD Candidate in Sociology who works with K-12 teachers, PTA parents, students, and community volunteers to understand how access to community-based resources helps close the achievement gap for the children of immigrants.
Debra Richardson is a Professor Emerita of Informatics and Founding Dean of the Bren School of ICS. Her research over most of her career has been in software engineering. In “retirement”, however, she is working on broadening participation in computing, largely through expansion of quality, relevant K-16 computer science education, with the explicit purpose of reaching students of underserved groups.
Jason is pursuing his PhD exploring cognition in teams of humans and machines. Through his current work observing elite esports players, he aims to improve understanding of how teams working through computers communicate and learn to focus attention.
Julie Herrick joined the CLL team in 2018 as the program administrator. She brings nearly two decades of experience in nonprofit administration and event planning. She holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership from Chapman University.