Nicole Ellison

University of Michigan

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Karl E Weick Collegiate Professor of Information Sciences – University of Michigan

Dr. Ellison received her Ph.D. in Communication Theory and Research in 1999 from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication. Nicole’s research has explored social and interpersonal aspects of online technologies and computer-mediated communication, including research on self-presentational strategies used by online dating participants; the role of social media in reshaping college access patterns for low-income and first-generation college students; and the ways in which users employ the communication affordances of Facebook to receive and give social and informational support to members of their network. This research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the National Academies of Science.

Their Research

Supporting People with Vision Impairments in Automated Vehicles
Principal Investigator:
Robin Brewer & Nicole Ellison
Research Thrusts: Human Factors