Award & Press

Awards & Grants

  • Distinguished Faculty Mentor 2019 SJSU Student Research Competition. SJSU, 2019.
  • Classroom Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) Course Re-design grant. SJSU, 2019
  • New Faculty Jump Start Professional Development Fund, SJSU, 2018
  • AMIA Annual Symposium Student Paper Competition Finalist, 2018
  • Outstanding Student Paper in the field of Consumer and Pervasive Health Informatics, AMIA 2018
  • Early Postdoc.Mobility Fellowship (Career Grant), granted by Swiss National Science Foundation, 2015-2016                                               
  • Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, by European Commission, 2008-2010

Press (selected)

  • Can a smiling selfie a day lead to a happier life? KPCC. Radio Interview.  2016
  • Live Science. Selfie-Esteem: Smartphone Pics Can Boost Spirits. 2016
  • The Huffington Post. Science Says Selfies Can Make You Happier and More Confident. 2016
  • MedicalResearch. Taking Happy Photos Can Improve Mood and Reduce Stress. 2016
  • Yahoo News. Taking and Sharing Selfies Can Make You Happier. 2016
  • Medical Daily. Are Selfies Good for Self-Esteem? Science Finds Smartphone Photos Act As Mood Booster, Stress Reliever. 2016
  • CBS Los Angles. UCI Study Links Selfies to Happiness. 2016
  • RTS Un (Swiss national television channel). Mon smartphone me coache.  2012
  • Deutsche Welle (Germany's public international broadcaster). Radio Interview. 2016
  • Selfies and happiness. Brigham Young University. Radio Interview. 2016
  • Selfies and happiness. CBS Radio News San Francisco. Radio Interview. 2016