Aleksandra Sarcevic, Ph.D.
College of Computing and Informatics, Drexel University
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Aleksandra Sarcevic is an Associate Professor of Information Science 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.

Upcoming Virtual Conferences:

23 - 27 Oct 2021
CSCW 2021

28 Jun - 2 Jul 2021
DIS 2021

7 - 11 Jun, 2021
ECSCW 2021

8 - 13 May 2021
CHI 2021


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Past News & Events
December 2019: New paper accepted to CHI 2020! The paper looks at the association between user interactions with a digital checklist and task performance during trauma resuscitation. We identified non-compliant use behaviors, like false checks, missed checks, pre-checks and delayed checks.
December 2018: Our lab has two papers accepted to CHI 2019!! Paper led by Leah Kulp describes the design of a tablet-based digital checklist for trauma resuscitation and studies the effects of checklist digitization on team performance. Paper led by Swathi Jagannath examines how the electronic record supported time-critical teamwork during medical resuscitastion and identifies the temporal patterns of documentation. We are excited to present this work in Glasgow, UK in May!
November 2018: A paper led by Swathi Jagannath on electronic documentation in dynamic medical scenarios was accepted to 2019 iConference!
Summer 2018: Several papers from our research group have been published or accepted: Swathi Jagannath presented her work on using speech as a sensor modality for activity recognition in complex medical settings at PervasiveHealth 2018 in New York, NY. Swathi also got her journal paper on documentation practices during emergency medical resuscitations accepted for publication in the Pediatric Emergency Care journal! My former PhD student Zhan Zhang, now Assistant Professor at Pace University, has an upcoming paper at CSCW 2018 on coordination mechanisms in an emergency communication center! Another recent journal paper with my collaborators about an approach to automatic process deviation detection in a time-critical clinical process was published in the Journal of Biomedical Informatics! Congratulations all!!
February 2018: Two posters, led by my PhD student Leah Kulp and our undergraduate researcher-designer Alyssa Klein, accepted to the Late Breaking Work track at CHI 2018!
December 2017: Invited to Co-Chair the CSCW 2018 Doctoral Consortium!
November 2017: Fresh off the press: New book chapter on the challenges and lessons learned from designing a clinical dashboard for emergency medical teams published in a book on Designing Healthcare That Works: A Sociotechnical Approach, along with many other great chapters!
March 2017: Our paper "Exploring design opportunities for a smart medical checklist through technology probe approach” was accepted to DIS 2017 (Conference on Designing Interactive Systems). Congrats Leah!!
November 2016: Excited to help steer one of my favorite conferences, ACM Group! After serving in various roles on the conference organizing committee for the past 10 years, I am honored to have joined the ACM Group Steering Committee!
September 2016: Our paper "Constructing common information spaces across distributed emergency medical teams" was accepted to CSCW 2017! Congrats Zhan!!
June 2016: Excited to see this paper co-authored with one of my undergraduate research assistants finally published in Interacting with Computers: On the Use of Electronic Documentation Systems in Fast-Paced, Time-Critical Medical Settings!
June 2016: Our paper on checklists as memory externalization tools has been accepted to AMIA 2016 Annual Symposium!
March 2016: Our paper on design challenges in converting paper checklists to digital format has been accepted to Pervasive Health 2016 conference!
August 2015: I was back again this summer for another lunchtime series talk at the robotic/tech camp Robot Springboard @ Drexel for middle school girls enrolled in the Philadelphia area schools. The enthusiasm these girls show for science is energizing and impressive!
April 2015: Our paper on constructing awareness through speech, gesture, gaze and movement during a time-critical medical task has been accepted to ECSCW 2015 conference!
August 2014: Panel on digital checklists and cognitive aids in medicine accepted to AMIA 2014! Drs. Winters (Johns Hopkins Medicine), Burd (Children's National Medical Center), and Chu (Stanford University) will share their experiences with checklist design and development on Tuesday, November 18 @ 10.30am.
August 2014: A paper with my PhD student Diana Kusunoki on designing for temporal awareness in time-critical medical work has been accepted to ACM CSCW 2015!
August 2014: As part of my outreach efforts, I gave a lunchtime talk to middle school girls from the Philadelphia area schools enrolled in the 2014 robotic/tech camp Robot Springboard @ Drexel. Rachael and Hannah Tipperman, two exceptional young ladies who founded this camp were featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
July 2014: Our journal article on using participatory design to elicit designs for supporting emergency medical work has been accepted for publication in Computer Supported Cooperative Work. See here for the Online First version of the article.
April 2014: Our full paper on the use of a paper checklist in emergency care has been accepted to ACM GROUP 2014!
April 2014: I will be Co-Chairing the 7th Doctoral Consortium on Sociotechnical Issues in Biomedical Informatics in conjunction with the AMIA 2014 Annual Symposium. Submissions are due September 9, 2014. See CFP for more information.
February 2014: I have been invited to Co-Chair the iConference 2015 Workshops. Submissions are due 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 ACM 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: I have been invited to Co-Chair Interactive Posters at the ACM CSCW 2015. Submissions are due November 10, 2014. See CFP for more information.
February 2013: Invited to Co-Chair the AMIA 2013 Doctoral Consortium! Applications are due September 9, 2013.
January 2013: Invited to serve on the CSCW 2014 Program Committee.
December 2013: Two posters co-authored with my PhD students accepted to iConference 2013.
November 2012: Invited to serve on the AMIA 2013 Scientific Program Committee.
October 2012: Paper on visual attention of teams during trauma resuscitation accepted to CSCW 2013! Co-authored with Diana Kusunoki and Zhan Zhang, my PhD students, and Dr. Burd from Children's National Medical Center.
September 2012: NIH R21 grant awarded to continue our work on paper-digital interface for information capture and display in trauma resuscitation.
September 2012: Invited talk at the FAA's William J. Hughes Technical Center Human Factors Branch, Atlantic City, NJ.
August, 2012: Workshop on informal communication in health practices accepted to CSCW 2013. Thanks to my co-organizers Yunan Chen, Charlotte Tang, Xiaomu Zhou and Soyoung Lee. See CFP for more information!
May 2012: Invited to Co-Chair the Pervasive Health 2013 Doctoral Consortium. Application deadline is March 15, 2013. See CFP for more information.
May 2012: Two papers accepted for publication! The first paper on decision making in trauma resuscitation accepted to GROUP 2012. The second paper on providers' workload during trauma resuscitation accepted to Journal of Trauma.
April 2012: Paper on paper-digital interfaces for information management in time-critical medical work accepted to Pervasive Health 2012. Co-authored with Nadir Weibel, Jim Hollan (UCSD), and Randall Burd (Children's National Medical Center).
April 2012: Paper on RFID technology requirements in safety-critical medical work accepted to the Journal of Biomedical Informatics. Co-authored with Siddika Parlak, Ivan Marsic (Rutgers) and Randall Burd (Children's National Medical Center).
February 2012: Journal paper based on my dissertation research on teamwork errors in trauma resuscitation accepted to ACM TOCHI.
February 2012: My PhD student Diana Kusunoki and I got a WiP paper accepted to CHI 2012. Our first joint publication!
February 2012: Invited to serve on the CSCW 2013 Program Committee.
October 2011: Paper on medical coordination during the 2010 Haiti earthquake response accepted to CSCW 2012! Co-authored with colleagues from CU Boulder, Leysia Palen, Joanne White, Kate Starbird, Mossaab Bagdouri, and Ken Anderson.
October 2011: Invited to Co-Chair the GROUP 2012 Doctoral Consortium! Application deadline is June 1, 2012. See CFP for more information!
September 2011: Joined faculty at The iSchool at Drexel University as an Assistant Professor.




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Last updated: April 12, 2021