Pardis (Paris) Miri
University of California, Santa Cruz
Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Stanford University
Department of Psychology

Masters @ UC, San Diego

Previously, I was a Master’s student at the Department of Computer Science, University of California, San Diego, working with Professor Keith Marzullo and Professor Amin Vahdat.  Words fail to express my indebtedness to both of them. Their support in times of trouble and their unwavering belief in my potential as a researcher has always been a motive for me to live up to their expectations.

My M.S. focus was on datacenter networking and my M.S. thesis topic was "Miswirings Diagnosis, Detection, and Recovery in Data Centers". 



PhD @UC, Santa Cruz and Stanford University

Currently, I am a Computer Science Ph.D. student at UC, Santa Cruz and a visiting scholar at Stanford University doing research in an interdisciplinary area of Human-Computer Interaction under the supervision of Professor  Katherine Isbister, James Gross, and Keith Marzullo. My research interest focuses on improving emotion regulation via technology affordances (in particular haptics). 

In my PhD dissertation, I have designed, built, and ran experiments with a breathing metronome to down regulate anxiety.  This project was funded by Intel  and now is by NSF. The publications on this work are under ToCHI journal review.  For more information, please visit my Stanford page:


Future Plans

As for future plans, I will start my post-doc position at Stanford in Spring 2019.