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


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". 

For more information, please visit my Stanford page:

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).

My research was funded by Intel and now is funded by NSF.

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


Latest Posts

Future Affective Technology for Autism and Emotion Communication

Author: Rosalind W. Picard Year: 2009 Link: Theme of the paper: The importance of improvements of affective communication for autistic population to help them communicate their emotions. Important ultimate goal for autism:  development of tools that help autistic people learn how to better understand and regulate their own ANS activation without having to share their internal… Continue Reading Future Affective Technology for Autism and Emotion Communication

How to Prepare for Advancement

These are my notes based on Scott Klemmer’s informative post on advancement: Plan your advancement date 2 months in advance, as you need to have the entire committee be present. Scheduling into an existing group meeting is ideal. Spend time with other faculties in your committee. Your Title title must be broadest accurate description of your… Continue Reading How to Prepare for Advancement

Grad Cohort 16 Review

I attended Grad Cohort 2016 with three goals in mind: finding an internship position aligned with my research interests for summer, connecting with PhD students in HCI (Human Computer Interaction) and understanding their experience and the path they are following, making the most of the workshops geared toward the third year PhD students as the audience. To fulfill… Continue Reading Grad Cohort 16 Review

CHI16 Review

About 540 papers were accepted to CHI 2016, out of which 69 received the Honorable Mention award, 20 received the Best paper award, and one received the best of all, “Golden Mouse” award. To classify those 20 papers that received the best paper awards, it seems to me that, 25% of them are with regards… Continue Reading CHI16 Review