Congratulations to Moment Lab Ph.D. student Mai El-Sherief on her reception of the 2017 UCSB Fiona and Michael Goodchild Graduate Mentoring Award!  Mai is an outstanding mentor of undergraduate students!


Congratulations to Morgan Vigil-Hayes on receiving the Computer Science Department's Outstanding Graduate Student Award for 2017!  Morgan is the third Moment Lab student to win this award in the eight years it has been given!


MOMENT Lab Ph.D. students attended and volunteered at HotMobile 2017.  Thanks to them for all their help in making the workshop a success!


Moment Lab Ph.D. students did a terrific job volunteering at ACM HotMobile 2017.  


Congratulations to Mai El-Sherief and undergraduate researcher Dana Nguyen on the acceptance of their paper "#NotOkay: Understanding Gender-based Violence in Social Media" to the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM) 2017!  The acceptance rate was only 14%!


Our 2017 CSCW paper, entitled "#Indigenous: Tracking the Connective Actions of Native American Advocates on Twitter," received an Honorable Mention Best Paper Award! 


We received two new NSF awards to continue our collaboration with the Tribal Digital Village, a wireless ISP provider for Native American reservations in San Diego county.  We are working to get more residents online and to improve their internet experience.  You can read about this work in the UCSB press release.


Congratulations to Morgan on the acceptance of her paper to CSCW 2017!  This paper analyzes how Native American advocates used social media to propagate political information during the 2016 presidential primaries.


I am the General Chair of ACM HotMobile 2017.  Looking forward to a wonderful conference in Sonoma, CA in February!


Congratulations to Paul Schmitt and Danny Iland on the acceptance of their paper to the IEEE Communications Magazine special issue on Wireless Technologies for Development, to appear in 2016!