Speaker: Dr. Peter Pirolli, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)
IN THE NEWS
GSLIS welcomes Dr. Paula Bach as a postdoctoral research associate. Bach is an NSF-funded Computing Innovation Fellow. This highly competitive program seeks to identify the most promising new PhDs in computing and informatics and retain them in research and teaching in order to support intellectual renewal and diversity in the computing fields at U.S. organizations. Dr. Bach is one of the 11 percent of successful applicants to the program.
Bach completed her thesis "Supporting the User Experience in Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) Development" at Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology where she worked with Dr. John M. Carroll.
She will be working at GSLIS with Professor Michael Twidale to continue and extend her research on ways in which sociotechnical solutions can foster participation from HCI professionals and HCI-interested users as well as investigating other ways to make FLOSS more usable.