Aleksandra Sarcevic, Ph.D.
College of Computing and Informatics, Drexel University
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Aleksandra Sarcevic is an Assistant Professor in the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University. Her research interests lie in the areas of computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW), human-computer interaction (HCI) and health informatics. She received her PhD from the School of Communication and Information (SC&I) at Rutgers University.


22 - 26 June, 2014
HCIC 2014
Watsonville, CA

25 April - 2 May, 2014
CHI 2014
Toronto, Canada

15 - 19 February 2014
CSCW 2014
Baltimore, MD

6 December 2013
Stanford HCI Seminar
Stanford, CA

16 - 20 November 2013
WISH / AMIA 2013
Washington, DC

19 - 20 August 2013
CSCW 2014 PC Meeting
Philadelphia, PA


3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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E: aleksarc [@] drexel dot edu

Recent News & Events
April 2014: Our full paper on the use of a paper checklist in emergency care has been accepted to GROUP 2014!
February 2014: Invited to Chair the iConference 2015 Workshops. Application deadline is September 26, 2014. See CFP for more information
December 2013: Our full paper on the display design process for interdisciplinary medical teamwork has been accepted to CHI 2014!
December 2013: Presented our research on display design for emergency medical teams at the Stanford University HCI Seminar.
December 2013: Invited to serve on the CSCW 2015 Program Committee.
November 2013: PhD student Diana Kusunoki's dissertation research proposal accepted for participation in the CSCW 2014 Doctoral Colloquium!
August 2013: Invited to serve on the ACM GROUP 2014 Program Committee.
July 2013: Full paper on pre-hospital communications during emergency resuscitations accepted to AMIA 2013! Proud of my PhD student Zhan Zhang and his first, lead-author publication!
June 2013: Invited to Co-Chair Interactive Posters at the ACM CSCW 2015. See CFP for more information.
June 2013: Awarded Drexel University 2013-2014 Career Development Award to help establish research collaboration with the iCogAid folks at Stanford.
February 2013: Invited to Co-Chair the AMIA 2013 Doctoral Consortium! Application deadline is September 9, 2013. See CFP for more information!
January 2013: Awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for my research on improving team awareness during emergency medical situations through interactive information presentation.
Past News & Events
About Me & My Research Interests

I am an Assistant Professor in the College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) at Drexel University. Before coming to Drexel, I spent a year as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. I completed my doctoral studies in Information Science at the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University in October 2009.


The goal of my research is to understand how individuals within collocated teams interact, communicate and make decisions while solving complex problems under time pressure. So far, my research has focused on studying trauma resuscitation teams as they treat severely injured patients immediately after injury. My approach is multidisciplinary, user-centered and team-oriented. I work closely with engineers, computer scientists and trauma surgeons to inform the design of technological solutions to support information sharing and medical decision making.

Selected Publications
Kusunoki, D. S., Sarcevic, A., Weibel, N., Marsic, I., Zhang, Z., Tuveson, G., Burd, R. S., "Balancing design tensions: Iterative display design to support ad hoc and interdisciplinary medical teamwork," to appear in Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2014), pp. 3777-3786, Toronto, Canada, April 26 – May 1, 2014.
Sarcevic, A., Marsic, I., and Burd, R. S., "Teamwork errors in trauma resuscitation," ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI), vol. 19, no. 2, article 13, July 2012.
Sarcevic, A., Palen, L. A., and Burd, R. S., "Coordinating time-critical work with role-tagging," in Proceedings of the ACM 2011 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2011), pp. 465-474, Hangzhou, China, March 19-23, 2011.
Student Collaborators

Diana Kusunoki, Ph.D. candidate in Information Studies, Drexel University
Zhan Zhang, Ph.D. candidate in Information Studies, Drexel University
Nina Multak, Ph.D. student in Information Studies, Drexel University
Maria Yala, Undergraduate student, Computer Science, Drexel University
Nicole Ferraro, Undergraduate student, Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University

My Photo on a Whim
I love to travel (well, who doesn't?!) and am always on a lookout for inspiring vistas! Here, I share some interesting ones from my recent travels...
My Photo on a Whim
Street graffiti on a ruined theater, Subotica, Serbia (July 2013)




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Last updated: May 3, 2014