Melissa Mazmanian


I am an Associate Professor in Informatics in the School of Information and Computer Sciences and Associate Professor in Organization and Management in the Paul Merage School of Management (joint) at University of California, Irvine.

Vice-Chair for Grad Affairs: If you need information on our graduate curriculum, please check out this website. If you still need information, my office hours are Wednesdays from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. Please make an appointment with me by email or feel free to drop by my officde during this time.

In Informatics I currently serve as the Vice Chair for Graduate Affairs, Faculty Director of the LUCI lab for ubiquitous computing and interaction, and DECADE mentor.

At UCI, I also serve as the Co-Director for the Center for Organizational Research (COR), and member of the executive board for the UCI Center for Ethnography.

My interests revolve around the experience of communication technologies as used in-practice within organizational and personal contexts, specifically in relation to identity projection and the nature of time in the digital age. I have conducted a variety of ethnographic and qualitative research projects on the individual experience and social dynamics that emerge when people adapt to using wireless modes of communication and have a series of publications on these topics.

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The Informatics department allows me the opportunity to teach a variety of interdisciplinary courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level and I have the pleasure of working with a variety of excellent doctoral students.

I earned my PhD in Organization Studies from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2009 where I worked with Wanda Orlikowski and JoAnne Yates. I received my MSI in Information Economics, Management and Policy from the University of Michigan School of Information in 2002. I also completed a BA in 1997 in English Literature and Creative Writing at Colorado College.

m.mazmanian [at] uci [dot] edu

T: 949.824.9284

F: 949.824.4056

5092 Donald Bren Hall

Irvine, CA 92697

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Admissions open for the our innovative new low-residency Master of HCI and Design:

I am excited to be teaching in the new Master of HCI and Design program at UC Irvine:

Great news. Gillian Hayes and myself have just received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to study the impact of mobile phones on perceived closeness and quality of social interactions among parents and teens with doctoral student Simone Lanette

March, 2016

I am thrilled to announce that my tenure case was approved and I was appointed an Associate Professor of Informatics

May, 2015

I am proud to announce that Kathleen Pine and myself were recently awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation: Creating a Data-Driven World: Situated Practices of Collecting, Curating, Manipulating, and Deploying Data in Healthcare. Click here for information about the grant

September, 2013

I was recently named a 2013 early career faculty honor awardee from Intel Corporation. Thank you Intel

September, 2013

My work was featured on the UCI home page. Click here to learn a bit more about my work and history

April, 2011

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