Research social media image-sharing decisions - Computer Science

Digital photos are being captured and shared on social media at an unprecedented rate, with estimates of 1.8 billion photos posted each day. Sharing and ‘re-sharing’ photos online can lead to various privacy concerns, for example, when a photograph’s subject matter is taken out of context, viewed by unintended audiences, or turned into memes. More research is needed to understand photo-sharing decisions and how to help people protect their privacy online.

The goal of this position is to help students gain hands-on experience completing research projects in human-computer and social interaction. Projects will be related to online photo sharing. Students will have the opportunity to participate in all stages of human-subjects research and are encouraged to define their own training goals.

Project Dates

Start Date: 1/8/2024 - End Date: 4/28/2024

Students Needed

Type of Project


Student Responsibilities

Identification of online images, photo editing, survey development, running participants, data checking and processing, programming, etc.

Time Commitment

10+ hours per week hour(s)

Student Requirements

Basic understanding of human-subjects research, interest in learning or experience programming, interest in research related to online privacy and security, minimum semester-long commitment 10+ hours a week

Interested in Working With the Following Programs

For EXCEL URE Students Only

Additional Notes

Work will occur about one mile away from UCF’s main campus in Partnership II in Research Park. There is shuttle access from main campus and free parking as well.

Position Overview

  • Date Posted: 01-10-2022
  • Location:
    • Orlando (Main Campus)
  • Paid: Yes