Associate professor of Informatics Sam Malek has received a $1 million grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) for his project, “RASS: Resilient Autonomic Software Systems.” The three-year project will be a collaboration between UC Irvine and George Mason University.
Informatics professor Gary Olson has received a Lifetime Service Award from the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer–Human Interaction (SIGCHI), as part of the group’s annual effort to recognize and honor leaders and shapers within the field of human-computer interaction.
As children grow up immersed in information and technology, educators face new challenges in engaging their students. Mizuko “Mimi” Ito’s response: “Meet kids where they are, and push them to go further.”
Ito’s Connected Learning model reimagines the experience of education for the information age. It’s a hands-on, production-centered approach that draws on young people’s interests and friendships to help keep them engaged in academic pursuits.
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Study correlates tiredness, bad mood, distractibility and social media browsing
In another study also released Wednesday, researchers at the University of California Irvine linked a lack of sleep with compulsive Facebook checking. With funding from the National Science Foundation, the report showed a direct connection between chronic lack of sleep, a worsening mood and an increased dependence on browsing Facebook.
Also, because they used Facebook more, participants were less productive.
“When you get less sleep, you’re more prone to distraction,” lead researcher Gloria Mark said in a statement. “If you’re being distracted, what do you do? You go to Facebook. It’s lightweight, it’s easy, and you’re tired.”
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