I'm Laura Pfeifer Vardoulakis, a phd candidate in Computer Science at Northeastern University. I am a member of the Relational Agents Group in the Human-Computer Interaction Lab, and work under the advisement of Dr. Timothy Bickmore.




March 2013
I defended my PhD dissertation - Social Desirability Bias and Engagement in Systems Designed for Long-Term Health Tracking

May 2012
Our paper on using mobile phones to give emergency department patients real-time access to their medical record was presented at CHI 2012.

November 2011
I attended the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.

September 2011
I completed my thesis proposal.

August 2011
This past summer, I interned at MSR Redmond, working with Amy Karlson, Dan Morris and Desney Tan on Patient-Friendly Information Displays.

June 2011
Our Virtual Nurse Project was featured in the Wall Street Journal.

May 2011
Our note on longitudinal social reactions to computers was presented at CHI 2011.