Svetlana “Lana” Yarosh is an assistant professor in the Computer Science & Engineering Department at the University of Minnesota. She earned two Bachelors of Science degrees from the University of Maryland (in computer science and psychology) and a PhD in human-centered computing from Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota, she spent two years in industry conducting research with AT&T Labs. Her research falls primarily in the area of human-computer interaction, with a focus on social computing and child-computer interaction. She designs systems that enhance strong-tie social relationships to create stronger families, support individual health and wellbeing, and provide a stage for personal and community growth. Her work has been featured on CNN, has won multiple innovation competitions and best paper awards, and has been honored with numerous grants and scholarships.
Yarosh, S., Markopoulos, P., and Abowd, G.D. Towards a Questionnaire for Measuring Affective Benefits and Costs of Communication Technologies. Proc. of CSCW, (2014), To Appear. [Best Paper Award – Top 1% of Submissions]
Yarosh, S. (2013) Shifting Dynamics or Breaking Sacred Traditions? The Role of Technology in Twelve-Step Fellowships. Proc. of CHI. 3413-3422. [Best Paper Honorable Mention Award – Top 5% of Submissions]
Yarosh, S., Tang, A., Mokashi, S., & Abowd, G. (2013). “Almost Touching:” Parent-Child Remote Communication Using the ShareTable System. Proc. of CSCW, 181-192.
Yarosh, S., Inkpen, K.M., and Brush, A.J. Video Playdate: Toward Free Play across Distance. Proc. of CHI, ACM (2010). 1251-1260.
Yarosh, S., Matthews, T., and Zhou, M. Asking the Right Person: Supporting Expertise Selection in the Enterprise. Proc. of CHI, ACM (2012), 2247-2256.