Aleksandra Sarcevic, Ph.D.
College of Computing and Informatics, Drexel University
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Aleksandra Sarcevic is an Assistant Professor of Information Science in the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University. Her research interests lie in the areas of computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW), human-computer interaction (HCI) and health informatics. She received her PhD from the School of Communication and Information (SC&I) at Rutgers University.


7 - 10 Jan, 2018
GROUP 2018
Sanibel Island, FL

28 Aug - 1 Sep, 2017
ECSCW 2017
Sheffield, United Kingdom

6 - 11 May, 2017
CHI 2017
Denver, CO

13 - 14 April 2017
UC Irvine
Irvine, CA

25 Feb - 1 Mar, 2017
CSCW 2016
Portland, OR


3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
P: 215.
E: aleksarc [@] drexel dot edu

Recent News & Events
Note to Prospective Students: I am looking for PhD students passionate about investigating the role of technology in fast-paced, high-risk medical work. If you are interested in designing, developing and implementing information technology in medical domains of great societal importance, please contact me to setup a time to discuss mutual interests and potential research projects. See also here for more information about our interdisciplinary PhD Program in Information Studies in the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University.
May 2017: Promoted to Associate Professor with tenure!
March 2017: Our paper "Exploring design opportunities for a smart medical checklist through technology probe approach” was accetped to DIS 2017 (Conference on Designing Interactive Systems). Congrats Leah!!
November 2016: Excited to help steer one of my favorite conferences, ACM Group! After serving in various roles on the conference organizing committee for the past 10 years, I am honored to have joined the ACM Group Steering Committee!
October 2016: Joined the Board of Associate Editors for the Computer Supported Cooperative Work Journal (JCSCW)!
September 2016: Our paper "Constructing common information spaces across distributed emergency medical teams" was accepted to CSCW 2017! Congrats Zhan!!
June 2016: Excited to see this paper co-authored with one of my undergraduate research assistants finally published in Interacting with Computers: On the Use of Electronic Documentation Systems in Fast-Paced, Time-Critical Medical Settings!
January 2015: Very happy to announce that our CSCW 2015 paper on designing for temporal awareness in time-critical medical work has been awarded an Honorable Mention by the "Best of CSCW" committee!!
July 2014: Our team has been awarded an NIH R01 grant to continue our work on automatic workflow capture to improve trauma resuscitation outcomes!!
July 2014: Our journal article on using participatory design to elicit designs for supporting emergency medical work has been accepted for publication in Computer Supported Cooperative Work. See here for the Online First version of the article.
June 2013: Awarded Drexel University 2013-2014 Career Development Award to help establish research collaboration with the iCogAid research group at Stanford.
January 2013: Awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for my research on improving team awareness during emergency medical situations through interactive information presentation.
Past News & Events
Research Interests

I am an Assistant Professor in the College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) at Drexel University, where I also direct the Interactive Systems for Healthcare (IS4H) Research Lab. Before coming to Drexel, I spent a year as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. I completed my doctoral studies in Information Science at the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University in October 2009.


The goal of my research is to understand how individuals within collocated teams interact, communicate and make decisions while solving complex problems under time pressure. So far, my research has focused on studying trauma resuscitation teams as they treat severely injured patients immediately after injury. My approach is multidisciplinary, user-centered and team-oriented. I work closely with engineers, computer scientists and trauma surgeons to inform the design of technological solutions to support information sharing and medical decision making.

Selected Publications
Kulp, L., Sarcevic, A., Farneth, R., Ahmed, O., Mai, D., Marsic, I., and Burd, R. S., "Exploring design opportunities for a context-adaptive medical checklist through technology probe approach," in Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI 2017 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2017), pp. 57-68, Edinburgh, Scotland, June 10 – 14, 2017.
Sarcevic, A., and Ferraro, N., "On the use of electronic documentation systems in fast-paced, time-critical medical settings," Interacting with Computers, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 203-219, March 2017. (First published online: June 17, 2016)
DOI 10.1093/iwc/iww021.
Kusunoki, D. S., Sarcevic, A., Zhang, Z., and Yala M., "Sketching awareness: A participatory study to elicit designs for supporting emergency medical work," Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 1-38, February 2015. DOI 10.1007/s10606-014-9210-5.
Student Collaborators

Leah Kulp, Ph.D. student, Information Studies, Drexel University
Swathi Jagannath, Ph.D student, Information Studies, Drexel University
Alyssa Klein, Undergraduate student, Biological Design, Drexel University
Keegan Cannon, Undergraduate student, Information Technology, Drexel University





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Last updated: June 25, 2017