2016 ACM GROUP Conference
Lots of great things going on at the ACM GROUP conference this year!  I coordinating a workshop, “Exploring Ethics and Obligations for Studying Digital Communities” with Nazanin Adalibi, Pamela Wisniewski, and Casey Fiesler. You can apply to the workshop here.

My paper  “Characterizations of Online Harassment: Comparing Policies Across Social Media Platforms” will be presented at the conference on Wednesday (11/16/2016) at 2:00 in the in Social Media session. A bing thanks and congrats to my co-authors Moon Kim, Casey Fiesler, and Beth Mynatt. Our presentation slides can be found here.

2015-2016 Foley Scholar Fellowshipheadshot-small
I was selected to receive a 2015-2016 Foley Scholar Fellowship. Each fall the GVU Center at Georgia Tech selects vseveral graduate students for a Fellowship on the basis of personal vision, academic contributions, and potential impact. Foley Scholars are selected by an advisory board comprised of GVU alumni, current faculty, and industry partners. To learn more about this year’s finalists and winners, click here.

2015 Cybersafety Presentation
Check out the latest cybersafety presentation, An Introduction to Cybersafety: What you need to know!  If you would like a presentation at your school or community group, email me at pater_at_gatech.edu!

CHI 2015 Publication 
Our paper “This Digital Life: A Neighborhood-based Study of Adolescents’ Lives Online” will be presented at the 2015 CHI conference in Seoul, Korea on April 22. A big thanks and congrats to my co-authors Dr. Andrew Miller and Dr. Beth Mynatt. (April ’15).  Here are the slides from the presentation.

CSCW 2015 Attendance 
I’ll be attending the Computer Supported Cooperative Work conference in Vancouver in March, as well as participating in the “Ethics for Studying Online Sociotechnical Systems in a Big Data World” workshop (March ’15).