Yerika Jimenez 
 
Email: jimenezyerika@gmail.com
Skills
Education

Ph.D. Student in Human Centered-Computing (Exp. Grad: 2019)

NSF S-STEM HCC PhD Scholar | GEM Fellow

Advisor: Dr. Christina Garderner-McCune

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

B.S. in Computer science 

McNair Scholar | LSAMP Scholar | Gear Up Scholar | Memorial Scholar

Advisor: Dr. Patricia Morreale 

Kean University, Union, NJ, USA

 

Research Interest 

  • Affective Computing 

  • Cognitive Load 

  • Learning Technologies 

  • Child Computer Interacton

  • Human-Centered Design 

  • User Experience (UX)

 

Publications 

Journal Publications

King, L. J., Gardner-McCune, C., Vargas, P., &  Jimenez, Y., (2013). “Re-Discovering and Re-Creating African American Historical Accounts through Mobile Apps: The role of mobile technology in history education”,  Status: Accepted

 

Conference Proceedings

Y. Jimenez, and P. Morreale, “Social Media Use and Impact on Interpersonal”. 17th International Conference, HCI International 2015, Los Angeles, CA, USA, August 2-7, 2015. Status: Accepted

 

Andujar, M., Morreale, P., Jimenez, Y., Jimenez, L., Crawford, C.S., Gilbert, J.E. 2015. "Evaluation of User’s Affective Engagement While Interacting with Educational Technologies". 17th International Conference, HCI International 2015, Los Angeles, CA, USA, August 2-7, 2015. Status: Accepted

 

Y. Jimenez, and P. Morreale, “Design and Evaluation of a Predictive Model for Smart Phone Selection”, Proceedings of the 15thInternational Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), July 2013 (12), Vol. 8015, Springer Lecture Notes in CS, pp. 376-384.

 

M. Andujar, L. Aguilera, L. Jimenez, F. Zabe, J. Shah, Y. Jimenez, and P. Morreale, “Attracting High School Students to Computing: A Case Study with Drag-Drop Interfaces”, Proceedings of the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, AACE: Chesapeake, VA, 2012, pp. 525-530.

 

Posters Publications 

M. Andujar, L. Aguilera, Y. Jimenez, F. Zabe, P. Morreale, “Improving Hispanic High School Student Perceptions of Computing”,Proceedings of the 34th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE’13), Denver, CO, March 2013.

 

L. Aguleria,  M. Andujar, L. Jimenez, F. Zabe, J. Shah, Y. Jimenez, and P. Morreale, Innovative Programming Environments: A Comparative Study of Alice & Android App Inventor with High School Students, Grace Hopper Computing Conference, October 3-6, 2012, Baltimore, MD.

 

Y. Jimenez, and P. Morreale, “Design and Evaluation of a Predictive Model for Smart Phone Selection” Grace Hopper Computing Conference, October 2-5, 2013, Minneapolis, MN, accepted for ACM Student Research Competition  & poster presentation. 

 

Y. Jimenez and C. Gardner-McCune, "Using App Inventor as a Gateway to Engage African American Students into Compuer Science" Grace Hopper Computing Conference, October 8-10, 2014, Phoenix, AZ.

 

 

 

   Awards 

Soft Skills

Effective Communicator

Enthusiastic

Teamwork

Strong Work Wthic

Positive Thinker 

Problem Solver

Critical Thinker 

Critical Observer

Poster Presentation

Positive Attitude

Creative Thinking

Strong Work Ethic

Teamwork

Self-Confident 

 

User Experience Skiils 

Usability Testing 

Design Interaction 

Personas and Scenaria Development

Wireframing

Survey Design and Implementation

Mobile Interaction Desing

Cardsorting

Affinity Diagram

Focus Group

Usability Research  

HiFi, LoFi and Paper Prototyping

A/B Testing

 

Languages

Java

MySQL 

PHP

  • [Awarded] GEM Fellowship, 2015 - Present 

  • [Travel Awarded] Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Attendance Scholarship, 2015

  • [Travel Awarded] CRA-W Grad Cohort Attendance Scholarship, 2015

  • [Awarded] National Science Foundation (NSF) Human-Centered Computing S-STEM Fellowship, 2014 - Present

  • [Awarded]Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Spring                         2014

  • [Awarded] 2nd place, Best 2013 Research Paper Award, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Kean University, 2013

  • [Travel Awarded] Anita Borg Institute Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing  Attendance Scholarship, 2013

  • [Awarded] 1st place, Best 2012 Research Paper Award, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Kean University, 2012

  • [Awarded] 1st place, Best 2012 Undergraduate Research Project Award, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 2012

  • ​[Awarded] Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Program (LSAMP) Scholar   2012-14   

  • [Awarded] Ronald E. McNair Achievement Scholar, 2012 - Present 

 

   Experiences 

LEADERSHIP & MEMBERSHIP

Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) – President

Student Representative for Freshman Class 2014 (AY 2010-2011)

Association of Computer Machinery (ACM) - member                       

Empowering Leadership Alliance (ELA)

 

TEACHING AND TUTORING EXPERIENCE

 Emerging Scholars – WATCH Camp

 Summer Scholars – Game Control Camp

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Manager Secretary, Office of Computer and Information Services (08/2010 - Present)

  • Assist the college community with their electronic profiles and e-mails

  • Manage the student and faculty’s computer issue by phone

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