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.

Travel:

18 - 23 April 2015
CHI 2015
Seoul, Korea

24 - 27 March 2015
iConference 2015
Newport Beach, CA

14 - 18 March 2015
CSCW 2015
Vancouver, BC, Canada

20 - 21 November 2014
TSB Speaker Series
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL

15 - 19 November 2014
WISH / AMIA 2014
Washington, DC

9 - 12 November 2014
GROUP 2014
Sanibel Island, FL

16 - 18 August 2014
CSCW 2015 PC Meeting
Evanston, IL

Contact:

3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
P: 215.
895.0460
E: aleksarc [@] drexel dot edu

Curriculum Vitae

Aleksandra Sarcevic

College of Computing and Informatics
Drexel University

Physical address:
33rd and Market Street, NW corner
Rm. 416

Mail address:
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
USA

Phone: 215.895.0460
Fax: 215.895.2494
E-mail: aleksarc [@] drexel dot edu
Web: http://cci.drexel.edu/faculty/asarcevic/

Education
PhD, Communication, Information and Library Studies, October 2009
SC&I, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Major: Information Science; Minor: Cognitive Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Michael E. Lesk
G. P. A.: 3.98 (out of 4.0)
Dissertation Title: Understanding Teamwork in Trauma Resuscitation Through an Analysis of Team Errors
MLIS, Library and Information Science, January 2005
SC&I, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
G. P. A.: 4.0 (out of 4.0)
Bachelor of Arts, Film and TV Production, September 2001
University of Arts, Belgrade, Serbia
G. P. A.: 9.43 (out of 10.00)
Thesis Title: New Trends in Documentary Film Production – Pitching Projects
Professional Research Experience

Assistant Professor, Drexel University, September 2011 – present
College of Computing and Informatics, Philadelphia, PA

Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder, June 2010 – July 2011
Department of Computer Science, ConnectivIT Lab, Boulder, CO
  Worked on two projects related to my NSF funded research on preventing errors in trauma resuscitation: (a) examined the role of paper-based role-tags in coordinating work of trauma teams; (b) designed and evaluated the TraumaPen system—a mixed paper-digital interface using digital pen and a wall display—for supporting documentation and situational awareness in trauma care.

Also worked on the Project EPIC, directed by Dr. Leysia Palen. Brought emergency medical response expertise to examining large-scale data sets. The goal is to identify and categorize medical information in social media sphere to better plan emergency medical response during crisis situations. Co-advised students on research matters.
Research Associate, Rutgers University, September 2009 – August 2011
School of Communication and Information (SC&I), New Brunswick, NJ
  Preventing Teamwork Errors in Safety-Critical Settings
I was responsible for leading and managing this research effort jointly conducted by the faculty from Rutgers University and medical staff from Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC, and UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ.
The goal of this three-year, NSF funded project has been to derive and evaluate system requirements for technological support that would reduce errors and increase efficiency during trauma resuscitation. From December 2009 through May 2010, I conducted a field study at Children's National Medical Center as a member of Emergency Trauma and Burn Services team.
Graduate Research Assistant, Rutgers University, December 2001 – June 2009
School of Communication and Information (SC&I), New Brunswick, NJ
Center for Advanced Information Processing (CAIP), Piscataway, NJ
 

Developing Technology to Support Complex Work of Trauma Teams
Advisor: Michael E. Lesk (SC&I)
January 2006 – September 2009
This collaborative research effort jointly conducted by the faculty from Rutgers University and trauma surgeons from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ and Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC, aimed to improve information flow and decision-making efficiency during trauma resuscitation by providing an integrated information capture and display system. My role included:

  • Designing user studies, videotaping and observing trauma resuscitations, running focus groups and conducting interviews with trauma team members.
  • Data analysis included transcribing videotaped trauma resuscitations, interviews, and focus groups; developing coding and transcription schemes, and coding transcribed materials; performing error, task, and information flow analysis.
  • Translating results of this research into design recommendations and design principles; writing reports and research papers, and presenting results to engineers and medical staff on our research team.
 

Finding Happiness: Indexing Emotions in Digital Video
Advisor: Michael E. Lesk (SC&I)
January 2004 – December 2005
In this research project, we proposed a novel way of searching large video data collections semi-automatically for instances of people expressing emotions.

  • Co-authored (Co-PI) research proposal to NSF to develop a multimodal user interface to help people formulate queries for abstract concepts (e.g., emotions) in large video databases.
  • Conducted user studies to find the strengths and weaknesses of different user interface techniques for specifying emotional queries.
 

HITIQA: High-Quality Interactive Question Answering
Advisor: Paul B. Kantor (SC&I)
February – July 2004
This research project focused on developing techniques and tools for evaluating interactive question-answering (QA) systems.

  • Conducted evaluation of the HITIQA system and helped prepare training materials for online workshops with intelligence analysts.
 

Slow Tetris: Collaboration across Heterogeneous Computer Platforms
Advisors: Marilyn M. Tremaine and Ivan Marsic (CAIP)
December 2001 – July 2004
This project examined issues in synchronous collaboration across dissimilar computer platforms by employing collaborative games.

  • Helped design (experiment procedure, questionnaires, etc.) and run extensive user studies to determine the effects of computing platform differences on collaboration. Experiments involved subjects training and experimental sessions over the course of several months.
  • Helped with quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and with design recommendations to remedy the negative effects of platform diversity on people’s collaboration.
  • As a result of this research, co-authored a journal paper published in the ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI) in December 2004.
Industrial Research Experience
Intern, Google, Inc. (Seattle/Kirkland, WA), May – August 2008
User Experience Research
Hosts: Carolyn Wei, Marcos Nunes-Ueno
 
  • Designed and conducted a multiple-method, out-of-box user experience study (OOBE) to learn about first time users and their experiences when using a Google product. Developed study and diary protocols. Worked closely with engineering team and designers to ensure success of the user study. Moderated remote studies in usability lab. Analyzed data collected through interviews and diaries. Created user profiles. Wrote a report and presented results.
  • Designed and conducted a pre-launch usability study to learn about usability issues and gauge user satisfaction with a Google product. Developed study protocols. Worked closely with engineering team and designers to ensure success of the user study. Moderated studies in usability lab. Performed data analysis. Wrote a report and presented results.
Intern, Google, Inc. (Mountain View, CA), May – August 2007
User Experience Research
Hosts: Hilary B. Hutchinson, Anne Aula, Laura Granka
 
  • Planned and designed a usability study to conduct a post-launch testing of Google search properties. Moderated studies in usability lab. Employed eye-tracking methodology. Performed data analysis and presented results.
  • Planned and designed a diary and field study to investigate users’ online and off-line search behaviors. Analyzed a large public survey on segmenting information and communication technology users and adapted it to create Google survey to recruit study participants. Developed diary and field study protocols. Recruited participants and interviewed them in their homes. Analyzed data collected through diaries, interviews, and search logs. Created search use cases. Wrote a report and presented results.
Intern, SIEMENS Corporate Research, Inc. (Princeton, NJ), July – August 2005
User Interface Design Center (UIDC)
Host: James Lin
 
  • Helped design an in-room handheld control for Siemens’ new linear accelerator system. Employed the principles of contextual design with the emphasis on contextual inquiry. Observed and interviewed radiation therapists and physicists as they were treating cancer patients; performed follow-up data analysis and created business use cases for the intended users of the in-room control.
  • Worked on market requirements specification, design requirements specification and evaluation, and comparative study of current consumer and medical handheld designs.
Intern, SIEMENS Corporate Research, Inc. (Princeton, NJ), July – August 2004
User Interface Design Center (UIDC)
Host: James Lin
 
  • Designed and conducted competitive usability testing of four kitchen appliances (ovens). Fifty users were tested over the course of three weeks. Worked on a qualitative data analysis (coding of interviews), statistical analysis of results from the task-solving parts of the study; helped in preparing report for the client.
Research Fellow, Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA), June 2004
Advanced Research and Development Activity (ARDA)
Advisors: Emile Morse and Jean Scholtz (NIST), Paul B. Kantor (SC&I)
 

A three-week evaluation workshop of four leading-edge QA systems with eight military intelligence analysts. My role included:

  • Facilitated experimental sessions, observed (naturalistic observation method) analysts while they searched, and conducted post-experiment interviews with analysts about their experiences using different systems.
  • Post-workshop work included transcribing interviews and qualitative data analysis (coding). As a result, developed a taxonomy of what intelligence analysts value in QA systems.
Publications
Asterisks indicate PhD student collaborators and advising
Journal Articles, Refereed
  1. Kusunoki, D. S.,* Sarcevic, A., Zhang, Z.,* Yala M.,* "Sketching awareness: A participatory study to elicit designs for supporting emergency medical work," Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), July 2014, DOI: 10.1007/s10606-014-9210-5
  2. Parsons, S., Carter, E. A., Waterhouse, L. J., Fritzeen, J., Kelleher, D. C., O’Connell, K. J., Sarcevic, A., Baker, K. M., Nelson, E., Werner, N. E., Boehm-Davis, D. A., Burd, R. S., "Improving ATLS performance in simulated pediatric trauma resuscitation using a checklist," Annals of Surgery, vol. 259, no. 4, pp. 807-813, April 2014.
  3. Parsons, S. E., Carter, E. A., Waterhouse, L. J., Sarcevic, A., O'Connell, K., Burd, R. S., "Assessment of the workload during pediatric trauma resuscitation," Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, vol. 73, no. 5, pp. 1267–1272, November 2012, DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1097/Ta.0b013e318265d15a
  4. Parlak, S.,* Sarcevic, A., Marsic, I., Burd, R. S., "Introducing RFID technology in dynamic and time-critical medical settings: Requirements and challenges," Journal of Biomedical Informatics, vol. 45, no. 5, pp. 958–974, October 2012, DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbi.2012.04.003
  5. Sarcevic, A., Marsic, I., Burd, R. S., "Teamwork errors in trauma resuscitation," ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI), vol. 19, no. 2, article 13, July 2012.
  6. Sarcevic, A., Marsic, I., Waterhouse J. L., Stockwell D. C., Burd, R. S., "Leadership structures in dynamic, critical care settings: A study of two trauma centers," International Journal of Medical Informatics (IJMI), vol. 80, no. 4, pp. 227-238, April 2011.
  7. Velez, M. C., Tremaine, M., Sarcevic, A., Dorohonceanu, B., Krebs, A., Marsic, I., "Who's in Charge Here?: Communicating Across Unequal Computer Platforms," ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI), vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 407-444, December 2004.
Full Conference Papers, Refereed
  1. Kusunoki, D. S. * and Sarcevic, A., "Designing for temporal awareness: The role of temporality in time-critical medical teamwork," to appear in Proceedings of the ACM 2015 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2015), pp. TBD, Vancouver, BC, Canada, March 14-18, 2015. [Acceptance rate 28.3% with journal-like revision cycle]
  2. Zhang, Z.,* Sarcevic, A., Yala, M.,* Burd, R. S., "Informing digital cognitive aids design for emergency medical work by understanding paper checklist use," to appear in Proceedings of the ACM 2014 Int'l Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP 2014), pp. TBA, Sanibel Island, Florida, November 9-12, 2014. [Acceptance rate TBA]
  3. 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," 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. [Acceptance rate 22.8%]
  4. Zhang, Z.,* Sarcevic, A., Burd, R. S., "Supporting information use and retention of pre-hospital information during trauma resuscitation: A qualitative study of pre-hospital communications and information needs," in Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association 2013 Annual Symposium (AMIA 2013), pp. 1579-1588, Washington, DC, November 16-20, 2013. [Acceptance rate 34%]
  5. Kusunoki, D. S.,* Sarcevic, A., Zhang, Z.,* Burd, R. S., "Understanding visual attention of teams in dynamic medical settings through vital signs monitor use," in Proceedings of the ACM 2013 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (ACM CSCW 2013), pp. 527-540, San Antonio, Texas, February 23-27, 2013. [Acceptance rate 35.6% with journal-like revision cycle]
  6. Sarcevic, A., Zhang, Z.,* Kusunoki, D.,* "Decision making tasks in time-critical medical settings," in Proceedings of the ACM 2012 International Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP 2012), pp. 99-102, Sanibel Island, Florida, October 27-31, 2012. [Acceptance rate 37%]
  7. Sarcevic, A., Weibel, N., Hollan, J., Burd, R. S., "A paper-digital interface for information capture and display in time-critical medical work," in Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare - Pervasive Health, pp. 17-24, San Diego, California, May 21-24, 2012. [Acceptance rate 33.96%]
  8. Sarcevic, A., Palen, L. A., White, J., Starbird, K., Bagdouri, M., Anderson, K. "'Beacons of Hope' in decentralized coordination: Learning from on-the-ground medical Twitterers during the 2010 Haiti earthquake," in Proceedings of the ACM 2012 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2012), pp 47-56, Seattle, Washington, February 11-15, 2012. [Acceptance rate 39.5% with journal-like revision cycle].
  9. Sarcevic, A., Palen, L. A., 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. [Acceptance rate 22%].
  10. Sarcevic, A., Marsic, I., Burd, R. S., "Does size and location of the vital signs monitor matter? A study of two trauma centers," in Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association 2010 Annual Symposium (AMIA 2010), pp. 707-711, Washington, DC, November 13-17, 2010. [Acceptance rate 40%] [Distinguished Paper Award]
  11. Sarcevic, A., "Who's scribing? Documenting patient encounter during trauma resuscitation," in Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2010), pp. 1899-1908, Atlanta, Georgia, April 10-15, 2010. [Acceptance rate 22%]
  12. Sarcevic, A. and Burd, R. S., "Information handover in time-critical work," in Proceedings of the ACM 2009 International Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP 2009), pp. 301-310, Sanibel Island, Florida, May 10-13, 2009. [Acceptance rate 36%]
  13. Sarcevic, A., Marsic, I., Lesk, M. E., Burd, R. S., "Transactive memory in trauma resuscitation," in Proceedings of the ACM 2008 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2008), pp. 215-224, San Diego, CA, November 8-12, 2008. [Best Paper Nomination] [Acceptance rate 23%]
  14. Sarcevic, A. and Burd, R. S., "What's the story? Information needs of trauma teams," in Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association 2008 Annual Symposium (AMIA 2008), pp. 641-645, Washington, DC, November 8-12, 2008. [Acceptance rate 20%]
  15. Sarcevic, A., "Human-information interaction in time-critical settings: Information needs and use in the emergency room," in Proceedings of the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T 2007), vol. 44, issue 1, 15 pages, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 18-25, 2007.
  16. Tremaine, M., Sarcevic, A., Wu, D., Velez, M. C., Dorohonceanu, B., Krebs, A., Marsic, I., "Size Does Matter in Computer Collaboration: Heterogeneous Platform Effects on Human-Human Interaction," in Proceedings of the 38th Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-38), 10 pages, Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii, January 3-6, 2005.
Short Conference Papers, Juried
  1. Kusunoki, D. S.,* Sarcevic, A., Weibel, N., Burd, R. S. "Opportunities for blended interaction in emergency rooms: Coupling displays with digital pen input," in Proceedings of the 7th Int'l Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare - Pervasive Health, pp. 288-289, Venice, Italy, May 5-8, 2013.
  2. Kusunoki, D. S.* and Sarcevic, A., "A participatory framework for evaluation design," in Proceedings of the iConference 2013, pp. 860-864, Fort Worth, Texas, February 12-15, 2013.
  3. Zhang, Z.,* Sarcevic, A., An, Y., "A prototype system for heterogeneous data management and medical devices integration in trauma resuscitation," in Proceedings of the iConference 2013, pp. 785-789, Fort Worth, Texas, February 12-15, 2013.
  4. Kusunoki, S. D.* and Sarcevic, A. "Applying participatory design theory to designing evaluation methods," in Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2012): Extended Abstracts, pp. 1895-1900, Austin, Texas, May 5-10, 2012.
  5. Sarcevic, A., "Understanding teamwork in high-risk domains through analysis of errors," in Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2009): Extended Abstracts, pp. 4651-4656, Boston, Massachusetts, April 4-9, 2009.
  6. Sarcevic, A., Lesk, M. E., Marsic, I., Burd R. S., "Quantifying adaptation parameters for information support of trauma teams," in Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2008): Extended Abstracts, pp. 3303-3308, Florence, Italy, April 5-10, 2008. [Acceptance rate 38%]
  7. Sarcevic, A. and Lesk, M. E., "Searching for emotional content in digital video," presented at the ACM CHI 2006 Workshop "HCI and the Face," Montreal, Canada, April 22-27, 2006.
Position Papers, Juried
  1. Sarcevic, A., "Understanding trauma resuscitation: Experiences from the field and lessons learned," presented at the ACM CHI 2013 Workshop "HCI Fieldwork in Healthcare – Creating a Guidebook," Paris, France, April 27, 2013.
  2. Zhang, Z.* and Sarcevic, A., "An analysis of pre-hospital communication in emergency care," presented at the ACM CSCW 2013 Workshop “Beyond Formality: Informal Communication in Health Practices,” San Antonio, Texas, February 24, 2013.
  3. Sarcevic, A., Lesk, M. E., Marsic, I., Burd, R. S., "Towards an efficient method for studying collaborative practices of emergency care teams," presented at the ACM CSCW 2010 Workshop "CSCW Research in Healthcare," Savannah, Georgia, February 7, 2010.
  4. Sarcevic, A., "A study of collaborative information behavior in trauma resuscitation," presented at the ACM GROUP 2009 Workshop "Collaborative Information Behavior (CIB)," Sanibel Island, Florida, May 10, 2009.
  5. Tinti, M. S., Sarcevic, A., Marsic, I., Hammond, J. S., Burd, R. S., "Quantifying error types, attribution and timing in trauma resuscitation," in Proceedings of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma 67th Annual Meeting, Session IV, Poster # SI-76 (page 76), October 2008. Online at: http://www.aast.org/AnnualMeeting/PastAbstracts.aspx
Book Chapters, Refereed
  1. Sellen, K., Sarcevic, A., Chen, Y., Randell, R., Zhou, X., Chan, D., and Rajkomar, A., "Practicalities of data collection in healthcare fieldwork," in D. Furniss, A. A. O’Kane, R. Randell, S. Taneva, H. Mentis, and A. Blandford (Eds.), Fieldwork for Healthcare: Guidance for investigating human factors in computer systems, Synthesis Lectures on Assistive, Rehabilitative, and Health-Preserving Technologies, Morgan & Claypool Publishers, in press.
  2. Sarcevic, A., "Understanding trauma resuscitation: Experiences from the field and lessons learned," in D. Furniss, A. A. O'Kane, R. Randell, S. Taneva, H. Mentis, and A. Blandford (Eds.), Fieldwork for Healthcare: Case Studies Investigating Human Factors in Computing Systems, Synthesis Lectures on Assistive, Rehabilitative, and Health-Preserving Technologies, vol. 3, no. 1, January 2014, pp. 11-18, Morgan & Claypool Publishers.
Workshops, Juried
  1. Chen, Y., Tang, C., Zhou, X., Sarcevic, A., Lee, S., "Beyond formality: Informal communication in health practices," in Companion of the ACM 2013 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2013), pp. 307-312, San Antonio, Texas, February 23-27, 2013.
Panels
  1. Sarcevic, A. (organizer/moderator), Winters, B., Burd, R. S., Chu, L., "Going digital: Transforming medical checklists for improved patient care," to appear in Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association 2014 Annual Symposium (AMIA 2014), Washington, DC, November 15-19, 2014.
  2. Mentis, H. M., Sarcevic, A. (co-organizer), Randell, R., Gorman, P., "Embracing challenges for impact in clinical systems research," in Proceedings of the 2013 Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH 2013), Washington, DC, November 16, 2013.
  3. Sarcevic, A. (organizer), Paul, S. A., Hilligoss, B., Scupelli, P. G., "Assessing the practical impact of healthcare research," in Proceedings of the iConference 2011, Seattle, Washington, February 8-11, 2011.
Doctoral Consortia, Juried
  1. Sarcevic, A., "Collaborative processes in trauma teams," presented at the ACM GROUP 2007 Doctoral Consortium, article no. 11, 2 pages, Sanibel Island, Florida, November 4-7, 2007.
Other Publications and Presentations
  1. Griswold, S., Montgomery, K., Morse, C., Erbayri, J., Farabaugh, D., Multak, N., Wilson, L., Sarcevic, A., "Faculty Development Interprofessional Education Curriculum (IPEC): Case-Based Learning of IPE via a Complicated Newborn Resuscitation: Baby Boy Blue," MedEdPORTAL Publications, April 20, 2014. Available online.
  2. Sarcevic, A., Marsic, I., Burd, R. S., "Teamwork errors in trauma resuscitation," invited presentation, ToCHI Papers, ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2013), Paris, France, April 27-May 2, 2013.
  3. Kusunoki, D. S.,* Zhan, Z.,* Sarcevic, A., "More monitors? Supporting situation awareness in the emergency room," poster presented at Drexel University Research Day 2012, Philadelphia, PA, April 19, 2012. [Dean's Award in the Humanities & Social Sciences Category]
  4. Zhan, Z.,* Kusunoki, D. S.,* Sarcevic, A., "An analysis of decision making tasks and information sources in trauma resuscitation," poster presented at Drexel University Research Day 2012, Philadelphia, PA, April 19, 2012.
  5. Sarcevic, A., "TraumaPen: Supporting situation awareness through real-time data capture and presentation in safety-critical work," presentation at the LIS Lunch Talks Series, SC&I, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, October 7, 2010.
  6. Sarcevic, A., "Who's Scribing? Documenting Patient Encounter During Trauma Resuscitation," invited poster at the Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH 2010), Atlanta, GA, April 11, 2010.
  7. Sarcevic, A., "Transactive Memory in Trauma Resuscitation," presentation at the LIS Brown Bag Lunches, SC&I, Rutgers University, October 23, 2008.
  8. Tremaine, M. and Sarcevic, A., "Collaboration Hypotheses: Slow Tetris," demo presentation at the ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ‘04), Vienna, Austria, April 24-29, 2004.
  9. Correa, C., Dorohonceanu, B., Sarcevic, A., Tremaine, M., Velez. M. C., "A Study on the Impact of Heterogeneous Platforms on Collaboration Patterns and Performance," presentation at the Interfaces for Mobile Devices Workshop at the 20th HCIL Annual Symposium & Open House, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, May 29, 2003.
Dissertation
  1. Sarcevic, A., "Understanding Teamwork in Trauma Resuscitation Through an Analysis of Team Errors."
    Committee: Michael E. Lesk (Chair), Marilyn Tremaine, Jeffrey Robinson, James Lin (External member). School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University.
Invited Talks
  1. Sarcevic, A., "TRUBoard: A Display System for Improving Team Situation Awareness during Time-Critical Medical Events," distinguished lecture, Technology and Social Behavior Speaker Series, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, November 20, 2014.
  2. Sarcevic, A., "Living a (Research) Movie: From Producing Movies to Saving Lives Using Technology," invited lunchtime symposium talk, Robot Springboard @ Drexel University Technology Camp for Middle School Girls from the Philadelphia Area Schools, Philadelphia, PA, August 7, 2014.
  3. Sarcevic, A., "Who's Scribing? Documenting Patient Encounters during Trauma Resuscitation," invited talk, Emergency Medicine Research-in-Progress Meeting, Department of Emergency Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, April 16, 2014.
  4. Sarcevic, A., "Who's Scribing? Documenting Patient Encounters during Trauma Resuscitation," invited talk, Wednesday Research Conference Series, Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, April 2, 2014.
  5. Sarcevic, A., "Supporting Fast-Response Medical Teams through Interactive Information Displays," invited talk, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Seminar, Drexel University, February 14, 2014.
  6. Sarcevic, A., "Supporting Fast-Response Medical Teams through Interactive Information Displays," invited talk, CS Department Colloquium, University of Colorado, Boulder, January 30, 2014.
  7. Sarcevic, A., "Supporting Fast-Response Medical Teams through Interactive Information Displays," invited talk, Human-Computer Interaction Seminar, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, December 6, 2013. Available online.
  8. Sarcevic, A., "Living a (research) movie: From producing movies to saving lives using technology," invited lunchtime symposium talk, Robot Springboard @ Drexel University, Technology Camp for Middle School Girls from the West Philadelphia Area Schools, Philadelphia, PA, August 8, 2013.
  9. Sarcevic, A., "TraumaPen: Supporting situation awareness through real-time data capture & presentation in safety-critical medical work," invited talk, University of Maryland at Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, March 29, 2013.
  10. Sarcevic, A., "Learning About Safety-Critical Teamwork from an Analysis of Team Errors in Trauma Resuscitation," William J. Hughes Technical Center Human Factors Branch, Federal Aviation Administration, Atlantic City, NJ, September 19, 2012.
  11. Sarcevic, A., "Technology Solutions to Improve Medical and Trauma Resuscitation," Emergency Medicine Research Conference, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, June 27, 2012.
  12. Sarcevic, A., "Improving Team Performance During Pediatric Trauma Resuscitation Through Information Technology (IT)," Center for Injury Research and Prevention, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, June 19, 2012.
  13. Sarcevic, A., "Improving Team Performance During Pediatric Trauma Resuscitation Through Information Technology (IT)," Emergency Medicine Divisional Conference, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, April 25, 2012.
  14. Sarcevic, A., "Improving the Care of Injured Child in Emergency Department through Information Technology (IT)," Healthcare Informatics Colloquium Series, The Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBMi), The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, March 8, 2012.
  15. Sarcevic, A., "Improving the Care in Emergency Department through Information Technology (IT)," Joint Trauma Conference, Drexel University College of Medicine, Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, March 7, 2012.
  16. Sarcevic, A., "Improving Team Performance during Trauma Resuscitation through Information Technology (IT)," The iSchool at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, March 7, 2011.
  17. Sarcevic, A., "Improving Team Performance during Trauma Resuscitation through Information Technology (IT)," Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, March 1, 2011.
  18. Sarcevic, A., "Improving Team Performance during Trauma Resuscitation through Information Technology (IT)," Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, February 23, 2011.
  19. Sarcevic, A., "Improving Team Performance during Trauma Resuscitation through Information Technology (IT)," School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, January 31, 2011.
  20. Sarcevic, A., "Improving Team Performance during Trauma Resuscitation through Information Technology (IT)," Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, January 12, 2011.
  21. Sarcevic, A., "Information Technology in Trauma Resuscitation," guest lecture, Health Informatics Course, CS Department, University of Colorado at Boulder, CO, February 25, 2011.
  22. Sarcevic, A., "TraumaPen: Supporting Documentation and Situational Awareness through Real-Time Data Capture and Presentation in Safety-Critical Work," CS Colloquium, University of Colorado at Boulder, CO, November 4, 2010.
  23. Sarcevic, A., "Trauma Resuscitation at Children's: An Ethnographer's View," Trauma Committee Meeting, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC, May 5, 2010.
  24. Sarcevic, A., "Understanding Teamwork in Trauma Resuscitation Through an Analysis of Team Errors," DCOG-HCI Lab meeting (talk hosted by Dr. James Hollan), University of California at San Diego, October 21, 2009.
  25. Sarcevic, A., "Understanding Teamwork in Trauma Resuscitation Through an Analysis of Team Errors," L3D (The Center for Lifelong Learning and Design) weekly meeting (talk hosted by Dr. Leysia Palen), University of Colorado at Boulder, October 14, 2009.
  26. Sarcevic, A., "Teamwork in Highly Dynamic Scenarios: Insights and Technology Design Implications," UsabilityNJ Monthly Meeting (hosted by Siemens Corporate Research, Princeton, NJ), April 23, 2008
  27. Sarcevic, A. and Lesk, M. E., "Human-Information Interaction in Dynamic & Time-Critical Settings: Collaboration in Trauma Centers," LIS Research Showcase 2007, SC&I, Rutgers University, May 9, 2007.
  28. Sarcevic, A., "Finding Happiness: Interfaces for Searching Emotions in Digital Video," Tech Talk at Google Inc., New York, NY, July 10, 2006.
Teaching Experience
Assistant Professor, Drexel University
Introduction to Informatics: INFO 105 (Fall 2011, 2012; Spring 2012, 2013)
Human-Computer Interaction II: INFO 310 (Winter 2012, 2013; Fall 2013, 2014; Spring 2014)
Social and Collaborative Computing: INFO 616 (Winter 2014; Fall 2014)
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder
Ph.D. Seminar, ATLAS Institute (Spring 2011)
 
  • Students were asked to present and discuss their research interests through either formal presentations or informal conversations. The students were also expected to read and discuss articles related to health informatics, research ethics and research methodologies.
Instructor, Rutgers University
Human Information Behavior (Spring 2007, Fall 2007, Spring 2008)
 
  • In this Master's level course, students learn, read original research, discuss, and write about the practice, study and theory of human information behavior. I developed course materials, lectures, and class assignments; gave weekly lectures, facilitated class discussions, advised students, and graded assignments and research papers.
Teaching Assistant, Rutgers University
Principles of Searching (Fall 2006)
Instructor: Stew Mohr
 
  • In this Master's level course, students learn about the principles and practices associated with searching of a variety of information resources, structure of resources relevant to searching, information retrieval (IR) models, and search strategies for effective searching, and presentation and evaluation of search results. I provided assistance in facilitating laboratory exercises using a variety of resources from vendors, the web, and digital libraries. I also graded weekly assignments, mid-term and final exams.
Advising
PhD Advisees
Diana Kusunoki, PhD in Information Studies, Drexel
Zhan Zhang, PhD in Information Studies, Drexel
Nina Multak, PhD in Information Studies, Drexel
Member of Dissertation/Thesis Committee
Michael Zarro, PhD in Information Studies, Drexel
Joanne White
, PhD in Technology, Media and Society, University of Colorado, Boulder

Undergraduate Advisees
Maria Yala, Computer Science, Drexel University, Spring/Summer 2013
Nicole Ferraro, Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University, Spring/Summer 2014

MLIS Advisees (Rutgers University)
Renee Dutta, SC&I, Rutgers University (2008)
Academic Awards, Honors & Scholarships
  • Distinguished Paper Award, American Medical Informatics Association 2010 Annual Symposium (AMIA 2010), November 2010
  • Summer Institute for the Consortium for the Science of Socio-technical Systems, June 2010
  • Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH 2010) Mentoring Program, April 2010
  • Distinguished Achievement as a Teaching Assistant, awarded on December 5, 2007 by the Department of Library and Information Science, SC&I
  • GROUP Doctoral Consortium travel & support grant, November 2007
  • SC&I Alumni Association Scholarship, Rutgers University, May 2004
  • LIS Endowment Fund Scholarship, Rutgers University, May 2004
  • SC&I LIS Scholarship, Rutgers University, December 2003
Grants, Contracts, and Gifts
  • National Institutes of Health. “R01: Automatic Workflow Capture and Analysis for Improving Trauma Resuscitation Outcomes,” [1R01LM011834-01A1], Randall S. Burd, MD (PI, Children’s National), Ivan Marsic (PI, Rutgers), Aleksandra Sarcevic (PI, Drexel): 08/01/2014-07/31/2018: $1,355,456 (Sarcevic: TBD).
  • National Science Foundation. "Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Supplement for CAREER Award IIS-1253285," Aleksandra Sarcevic (PI). Summer 2014: $8,000.
  • Drexel University, Office of the Provost and the Steinbright Career Development Center. "2014 Spring/Summer Research Co-Op Award: Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences," Aleksandra Sarcevic (PI): 04/07/2014-09/06/2014: $7,215
  • Drexel University, Office of Faculty Development & Equity. "Drexel University Career Development Award: Designing Cognitive Aids for Emergency Medical Teams," Aleksandra Sarcevic (PI). 07/01/2013-06/30/2014: $6,805.
  • National Science Foundation. "CAREER: Supporting Fast-Response Medical Teams Through Interactive Information Displays," [IIS-1253285], Aleksandra Sarcevic (PI). 02/01/2013-01/31/2018: $522,985.
  • National Institutes of Health. "R21: A Paper-Digital Interface for Time-Critical Information Management," [5R21LM011320-02], Randall S. Burd, MD (PI), Aleksandra Sarcevic (Co-PI), James D. Hollan (Co-PI), Ivan Marsic (Co-PI), Nadir Weibel (Research Scientist). 09/15/2012-09/14/2014: $412,607.
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (McCabe Fund Pilot Intramural Award). "Development and feasibility assessment of a real-time IV fluid volume monitor for time-critical management of pediatric resuscitation," Sage Myers (PI), Aleksandra Sarcevic (Co-PI). 08/01/2012-06/30/2013: $22,056.
  • National Science Foundation. "Workshop: ACM Group 2012 Conference Doctoral Research Consortium," [IIS-1228614], Aleksandra Sarcevic (PI). 03/01/2012-02/28/2013: $20,316.
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. "Reducing Errors in Pediatric Trauma Resuscitation Using a Checklist," Randall S. Burd (PI), Deborah A. Boehm-Davis (Co-PI), and Aleksandra Sarcevic (Co-PI), Karen O'Connell (Co-PI), Jennifer Fritzeen (Co-PI), and Jichuang Wang (Co-PI). 2010-2013: $898,502.
  • National Science Foundation. "HCC: Small: Collaborative Research: Assessing Technology Requirements For Preventing Teamwork Errors in Safety-Critical Settings" [IIS-0915871], Michael E. Lesk (PI), Aleksandra Sarcevic (Co-PI), and Ivan Marsic (Co-PI). 2009-2012: $348,091. Collaborative with IIS-0915899 and IIS-0915812.
  • National Science Foundation. "SGER: Finding Happiness: Indexing Emotions in Digital Video" [IIS-0441172], Michael E. Lesk (PI) and Aleksandra Sarcevic (Co-PI). 2004: $58,530
  • Siemens Corporate Research. Support for Finding Happiness project. Michael E. Lesk (PI) and Aleksandra Sarcevic (Co-PI). 09/01/2004-08/31/2006: $30,000
Professional Activities
Program Committees & Grant Proposal Review Panels
  • NSF Panel Member, Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE), since 2010
  • ACM CSCW 2015, 2014, 2013: Associate Chair, Program Committee
  • ACM DIS 2014: Associate Chair, Program Committee
  • ACM GROUP 2014: Associate Chair, Program Committee
  • AMIA 2013: Associate Chair, Scientific Program Committee
  • ACM CSCW 2015, 2013: Member, Best Papers Committee
  • ACM CHI 2012: Associate Chair, Specific Application Areas Subcommittee
  • ACM CHI 2011: Associate Chair, Case Studies, Health Featured Community
  • ACM CHI 2010: Associate Chair, Works in Progress (WiP)
Conference Committee Work
  • iConference 2015: Workshops Chair (with Jude Yew, National University of Singapore)
  • ACM CSCW 2015: Posters Co-Chair (with Karyn Moffatt, McGill University)
  • AMIA 2014: Doctoral Consortium Co-Chair (with Madhu Reddy, The Pennsylvania State University)
  • ACM GROUP 2014: Posters Co-Chair (with Michael Prilla, Ruhr Universitat, Bochum)
  • ACM CSCW 2014: Session Chair
  • ACM CSCW 2014: PC Meeting Local Arrangements Co-Chair (with Andrea Forte, Drexel University)
  • AMIA 2013: Doctoral Consortium Co-Chair (with Madhu Reddy, The Pennsylvania State University)
  • AMIA 2013: Session Chair
  • Pervasive Health 2013: Doctoral Consortium Co-Chair (with Parisa Eslambolchilar, Swansea University)
  • Pervasive Health 2013: Session Chair
  • ACM CSCW 2013: Publications Co-Chair (with Bryan Seeman, University of Hawaii)
  • ACM CSCW 2013: Session Chair
  • ACM GROUP 2012: Doctoral Consortium Co-Chair (with Dan Cosley, Cornell University)
  • ACM CSCW 2010: Publications Co-Chair
Reviewing
  • ACM UbiComp: International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (since 2014)
  • IJHCS: International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (since 2013)
  • TOCHI: ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (since 2013)
  • Pervasive Health: International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (since 2012)
  • IJMI: International Journal of Medical Informatics (since 2010)
  • ACM UIST: Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (since 2010)
  • AMIA: American Medical Informatics Association Annual Meeting (since 2010)
  • JASIST: Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (since 2010)
  • ISCRAM: International Conference on Info Systems for Crisis Response and Management (since 2010)
  • ACM CHI: International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (since 2007)
  • ACM CSCW: International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (since 2010)
  • ACM GROUP: International Conference on Supporting Group Work (2003, 2010)
  • HICSS: Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences (2005)
Current Professional Associations
  • Member of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Member of ACM’s Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction (SIGCHI)
  • Member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
Outreach
Computer Skills
User Tools: Adobe Creative Suite 3 (Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash)
Programming Languages: HTML, some Python
Video Editing: Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Studio 2
Statistical Packages: SPSS
Usability Software: OVO Logger 4.1, Tobii Eye Tracker

 

 


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