March 18, 2021

Brubaker receives NSF CAREER grant to develop strategies for accounts and data at the end of life

The prestigious CAREER grant will provide 5 years of support for the next phase of our work on technology and mortality. Read a summary on Twitter or learn more on our project page.

March 01, 2021

Casey Paul accepted to the joint BS and MS program

She will be continuing her research on death and technology while pursuing her graduate degree at CU!

February 12, 2021

Anthony Pinter passes his proposal

His dissertation is tentatively titled “You got yourself a whole new life, and all I’ve got is half this old one: Breaking up and moving on in the social media age.”

February 10, 2021

IDLab receives Gill Foundation Grant to study LGBTQ representation on Wikipedia

With the foundation’s support, we will be studying barriers to queer representation, identifying ways to address issues at the level of infrastructure, data, and policy.

February 05, 2021

Morgan Klaus Scheuerman passes his preliminary exams

Morgan Klaus Scheuerman successfully completed his prelim exams – Onto the dissertation!

February 01, 2021

Morgan Klaus Scheuerman receives Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship

Morgan Klaus Scheuerman was awarded a two-year, fully funded fellowship from Microsoft for his work on identity representations in computer vision. Read more on CU Today!

October 09, 2020

Identity Lab at CSCW 2020!

Collectively Identity Lab researchers published 3 papers, 1 poster, and 2 workshop papers, highlighted by Scheuerman et al.’s Best Paper Honor!

June 18, 2020

Anthony Pinter receives 2020 UGGS Teaching Excellence Award

United Government of Graduate Student (UGGS) selected Pinter based on his work in the classroom during the 2019-20 academic year. Congrats!

May 29, 2020

Congrats to Katie Gach for passing her proposal.

Her dissertation is tentatively titled “Honoring Negative Affective Experiences with Postmortem Data.” Time for new business cards — she is officially a PhD candidate!

April 20, 2019

Marissa Kelly is awarded honors for her senior thesis!

Ugrad RA Marissa Kelly has successfully defended her senior thesis “How Can We Design Social Media to Better Respect the Boundaries of Third-Culture Users?” and is graduating with honors! Congrats!

April 10, 2019

Anthony Pinter passes his preliminary exams.

Anthony Pinter successfully completed his prelim exams – Onto the dissertation!

December 15, 2019

Jacob Paul Recognized by the CRA for Contributions to Research

Jacob Paul was awarded an honorable mention for the prestigious Computing Research Association’s Outstanding Undergraduate Research award. Congrats Jacob!

October 10, 2019

CU Boulder Today highlights research on gender and facial recognition

Our research on facial recognition and gender has been featured on CU Boulder Today. Learn more about our work on identity and algorithms and read the research.

September 30, 2019

Scheuerman, Paul, and Brubaker Receive CSCW Paper Awards

Morgan Klaus Scheuerman, Jacob Paul, and Jed Brubaker received a Best Paper Award for their paper on facial recognition and gender. Brubaker also received an Honorable Mention Award for his paper about networked grief online, coauthored with colleagues from UC Irvine. Congrats!

September 18, 2019

Pinter Receives Teaching Award

Anthony Pinter (PhD student) was the recipient of the Best Should Teach Silver Award at the annual CU Boulder Best Should Teach Awards Ceremony. He received the award as part of his appointment as Lead TA for the College of Media, Communication, and Information during 2019-2020.

September 04, 2019

IDLab Setting the Bar High with 6 Papers Accepted to CSCW 2019

With topics ranging from the evaluation of commercial facial analysis services that classify gender to the implications of upsetting content on social media, IDLab is bringing innovative research to CSCW 2019. Congrats to all the authors and all of their hard work!

June 10, 2019

Scheuerman Speaks at CVPR

Morgan Scheuerman (Ph.D. student) will be a panel speaker at the Workshop on Fairness Accountability Transparency and Ethics in Computer Vision at CVPR 2019 on June 17th. He will be presenting his work on gender classification in facial analysis technologies.

April 15, 2019

IDLab at Facebook

PhD students Katie Gach, Aaron Jiang, and Morgan Scheuerman will be joining Facebook as UX Research Interns for summer 2019. Katie will be working with the Profile Team, while Aaron and Morgan will be working on Community Integrity.

April 15, 2019

Scheuerman Speaks About Facial Analysis Technology

Morgan Scheuerman was featured in several popular press articles discussing the ethics of facial analysis technology. He also created a speculative design brief on facial analysis technology to Harvard’s Privacy + Design project.

August 10, 2018

Two Papers Accepted to CSCW 2018

Congrats to Aaron Jiang on the acceptance of two first-authored publications: “The Perfect One”: Understanding Communication Practices and Challenges with Animated GIFs, and Tending Unmarked Graves: Classification of Post-mortem Content on Social Media.

April 23, 2018

We love undergrads.

Undergraduate researchers are an important part of our lab. We wouldn’t be the same without them. We were thrilled to have been awarded two UROP project grants to support these students and our research over the next year. Thanks UROP!

April 21, 2018

We're at CHI 2018!

Hello from Montreal! Brubaker and Hanner are in the Bad Actors workshop, and Pinter is questioning ‘the man’ in the Post-Capitalist HCI workshop. Come say hi!

April 11, 2018

Brubaker and Jiang talked to CGTN about digital afterlives

As our lives go digital, we are studying what happens to all that data after we die. Our research on digital afterlives was covered by CGTN.

April 10, 2018

Two papers accepted to ICWSM 2018

Aaron Jiang and Prof. Jed Brubaker had two papers accepted to ICWSM 2018. One paper on post-mortem language and another on rules on Reddit (co-authored with Prof. Casey Fiesler and two undergraduate RAs). They will present the papers in late June in Stanford, California.

March 16, 2018

Pinter Awarded The Beverly Sears Graduate Student Grant

Pinter was awarded the Beverly Sears Graduate Student Grant in the amount of $1,000 to begin work on a project exploring transgender individuals’ identity disclosures across different social media accounts.

March 01, 2018

Life After Death on the Internet

As our lives go digital, we are studying what happens to all that data after we die. Our research on digital afterlives was featured in the Coloradan.

December 04, 2017

How can we socialize algorithms and make them better listeners?

Brubaker and Pinter are in Arlington, VA this week participating in the Workshop on Trustworthy Algorithmic Decision-Making.

November 29, 2017

"'Control your emotions, Potter:' An Analysis of Grief Policing on Facebook in Response to Celebrity Death" has been accepted to CSCW 2018 Online First.

Congrats to Katie Gach on the acceptance of her first-authored publication: “Control your emotions, Potter:” An Analysis of Grief Policing on Facebook in Response to Celebrity Death. CSCW 2018 Online First.

May 15, 2017

Join us at the ICWSM 17 workshop on Studying User Perceptions and Experiences with Algorithms

Brubaker is a co-organizer, bringing scholars together to develop projects that take a human-centered perspective to studying algorithms.

May 03, 2017

Ethan Hanner receives Mozilla grant for the study of ethics and hacktivism

Congrats to Ethan Hanner who’s project Understanding Perceptions of Ethics in Hacktivism has received a Mozilla grant. Thanks Mozilla!

March 02, 2017

Brubaker to keynote DORS3 in Aarhus, Denmark

The International Death Online Research Symposium (DORS3) will be hosted at Aarhus University March 6-8. In a talk entitled “Post-mortem Interaction”, Brubaker will be speaking on the future of death, data, and design.

February 16, 2017

"Understanding Diverse Interpretations of Animated GIFs" accepted to CHI 2017 Late Breaking Work

Congrats to Aaron Jiang on the acceptance of his first-authored publication: Understanding Diverse Interpretations of Animated GIFs. CHI 2017 Late Breaking Work.

December 13, 2016

"Post-userism" accepted to CHI 2017

Baumer and Brubaker’s work on the limitations of the ‘user’ has been accepted to CHI 2017. We look forward to presenting this work in Denver.