Current research activity within H-STAR (active awards) totals just under $20 million. (This awards total includes several multiple-year projects.) Scroll down for details of all current funded research projects, listed under the primary Principal Investigator, ordered by starting date. You can also access PDF files of the H-STAR research publications lists for 2010-12, 2009-10, 2008-09, 2007-08, 2006-07, and 2005-06.
H-STAR is also home to several research labs and ongoing, large-scale research programs, funded from a variety of sources:
RESEARCH LABS AND PROGRAMS IN H-STAR
(1) Media X (http://mediax.stanford.edu/). Media X seeks to build bridges among scholars and thought leaders from influential companies to address questions of real importance within both academia and industry. Fundamental to the Media X vision is the belief that the program serves two customers: industry partners that affiliate with the program, and the research community within Stanford University. Media X currently has 24 industry partners, and has funded over $3.5M of Stanford research involving around 90 faculty.
(2) LIFE Center (http://life-slc.org/). LIFE (Learning in Informal and Formal Environments), located within SCIL, is one of four national Science of Learning Centers funded by the National Science Foundation ($42.2M for ten years through October 2014). The mission of the LIFE Center, a distributed center jointly developed and operated by Stanford University, the University of Washington, and SRI International, is to develop and test principles about the social foundations of human learning in informal and formal environments with the goal of enhancing human learning from infancy to adulthood. The center involves faculty and students from Education, Communication, and Psychology.
(3) Persuasive Technology Lab (http://captology.stanford.edu/). The Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab, directed by Dr. BJ Fogg, creates insight into how computing products - from websites to mobile phone software - can be designed to change what people believe and what they do, to bring about positive changes in many domains, including health, business, safety, and education. With such ends in mind, we are creating a body of expertise in the design, theory, and analysis of persuasive technologies, an area called captology.
(4) Triple Helix Research Group (http://triplehelix.stanford.edu/3helix_about_us). Originating as a metaphor acknowledging the key actors in innovation systems, the Triple Helix has developed into an internationally recognized model of university-industry-government interaction that is at the heart of the emerging discipline of innovation studies, and a guide to policy and practice at the local, regional, national and multi-national levels. The Stanford Triple Helix group, within H-STAR, is led by Prof. Henry Etzkowitz and Dr. Marina Ranga.
(5) AAAlab (http://aaalab.stanford.edu). The AAAlab studies understanding and the ways that technology can facilitate its development. The lab works at the intersection of cognitive science, education, and computer science by examining and enhancing learning in individual, cross-cultura;, and technological settings. A theme throughout the research is how people's facility for spatial thinking can inform and influence processes of learning, instruction, assessment, and problem solving.
(6) ARPA-e Project (http://peec.stanford.edu/behavior/research/). This Department of Energy (ARPA-e) funded $6.2M project, carried out in collaboration with Stanford's Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, focuses on the development of an interactive software system that encourages people to be more energy efficient at home. The goal is to develop a comprehensive human-centered solution that leverages the anticipated widespread diffusion of energy sensors to significantly reduce and shift energy use, using a transformative system that combines behavioral techniques with human-centered design, computation, and technology to affect energy behavior. Involves 15 faculty and over 20 students from Psychology, Communication, Engineering, and the Medical School.
STANFORD RESEARCH CENTERS AFFILIATED WITH H-STAR
(1) Center for Foresight and Innovation (http://foresight.stanford.edu/). CFI is a strategic think tank focusing on strategic planning, innovation management, and foresight engineering. Through a collaborative, team-based approach, the center helps companies find innovative, long-term strategies to put into action today, while also helping them build internal competencies and more effective decision-making processes to meet R&D challenges in the future.
(2) Center for Design Research (http://me.stanford.edu/research/centers/cdr/). CDR focuses on understanding and augmenting engineering design innovation and design education. The center is dedicated to facilitating individual creativity, understanding the team design process, and developing advanced tools and methods that promote superior design and manufacturing of products.
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS IN H-STAR
Cliff Nass: Safety and Partially Intelligent Automobiles, Toyota: $1,028,736 (08.01.12-07.31.15)
Roy Pea: Building a Field: Learning Analytics and Educational Data-Mining, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: $275,000 (08.06.12-04.30.13)
Roy Pea: Building a Field: Learning Analytics and Educational Data-Mining, MacArthur Foundation: $275,000 (06.01.12-05.31.13)
Dan Schwartz: Measurement Foundations for Rejoining Motivation and Cognition in Learning, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation: $365,825 (04.19.12-03.18.13)
Cliff Nass: Collaborative Research: Socially Assistive Robots, NSF: $1,325,000 (04.01.12-03.31.17)
Kenji Hakuta: The Stanford ELL Leadership Network: A Collaboration of Seven California School Districts in Support of English Language Learners, S. H. Cowell Foundation: $336,520 (01.01.12-12.31.12)
Dan Schwartz: PhET Interactive Simulations, NSF: $450,000 (11.14.11-11.14.14)
Byron Reeves: Large-scale Energy Reductions through Sensors, Feedback, & Information Technology, California Energy Commission: $500,000 (09.09.11-10.31.12)
Brigid Barron: EXP: Developing Citizen Scientists Through Face-to-Face and Networked Learning Opportunities, NSF: $549,201 (09.01.11-08.31.13)
Cliff Nass: Designing technologies that mediate human social interaction: Strategies for effective cooperation and collaboration, SU/Media X: $40,000 (06.01.11-06.30.13)
Roy Pea: The Utility of Calming Technologies in Improving Productivity, SU/Media X: $160,000 (06.01.11-06.30.13)
Dan Schwartz: Founding the BioX Game Center for Educating and Large Scale Science, SU/BioX: $50,000 (10.01.10-09.3012)
Dan Schwartz: Expanding PhET Interactive Science Simulations to Grades Grades 4-8: A Research-based Approach, NSF: $582,045 (09.01.10-08.31.13)
Dan Schwartz: Digital Assessments for Informal and Formal Learning Pursuits, MacArthur Fdn: $600,000 (07.01.10-06.30.13)
Kenji Hakuta: A Technology-rich Teacher Professional Development Intervention that Supports Contant-based Curriculum Development for English Language Learners, US Dept of Ed: $192,420 (03.01.10-02.28.13)
Roy Pea, Jeremy Bailenson, Brigid Barron, Shelly Goldman, Byron Reeves, Dan Schwartz: The LIFE Center: Learning in Informal and Formal Environments, NSF: $3.243.231 (02.01.10-01.31.13)
Byron Reeves, Large-scale Energy Reductions through Sensors, Feedback, & Information Technology, US Dept of Energy: $5,006,011 (01.14.10-08.15.13)
Byron Reeves, Serious Games and Energy Use Behavior, Precourt Institute: $140,000 (08.01.09-12.31.12)
Dan Schwartz: Formal Analysis of Choice-Adaptive Intelligent Learning Environments (FACILE) that Support Future Learning, NSF: $691,476 (08.01.09-01.31.13)
Roy Pea: LETSGO - Learning Ecology with Technology from Science for Global Outcome, Wallenberg Foundation: $500,042 (09.01.08 -02.28.13)
Dan Schwartz: Cognitive and cortical restructuring in the acquisition of negative number concepts, NSF: $1,000,000 (09.1.08-08.31.13)
Dan Schwartz: Talking and Seeing Math in Games, Wallenberg Foundation: $269,888 (09.01.08-02.28.13)
RECENTLY COMPLETED RESEARCH PROJECTS IN H-STAR
Kenji Hakuta: The Stanford ELL Leadership Network: A Research-Based Collaboration of California School Districts to Improve the Education of English Language Learners, Cowell Fdn: $150,000 (01.01.11-09.30.11)
Cliff Nass: The Social Medium is the Message, NSF: $436,409 (07.15.09-06.30.12)
Cliff Nass: Social Psychology of Mobile Interaction, Nokia: $246,325 (04.01.09-06.30.11)
Cliff Nass: Recommendation Systems for Vehicles, Nissan: $55,000 (01.01.11-09.30.11)
Brigid Barron: Learning to create and creating to learn through design based projects - An investigation of learning processes and outcomes across settings and time, MacArthur Foundation: $750,000 (10.01.06-6.30.10)
Craig Heller: Wallenberg Global Learning Network (II), KAW Foundation: $5,367,000 (10.01.05-09.30.08)
Craig Heller: Wallenberg Global Learning Network (III), KAW Foundation: $230,800 (9.01.08-8.31.08)
Cliff Nass: REVS IT UPPP Part 2! Robot-Enhanced Vehicles: Safety, Information, Training, and User and Passenger Pleasure, Nissan: $169,809 (10.01.08-03.31.09)
Cliff Nass: Impacts of Media Multitasking on Children's Learning and Development, NSF: $36,721 (06.01.09-5.31.10)
Cliff Nass: Social Psychology of Mobile Interaction, Nokia: $246,325 (04.01.09-03.31.11)
Cliff Nass: The Psychology of Autonomous Automobiles, Nissan: $49.999 (01.01.10-03.31.10)
Byron Reeves: Frontline SMS - Phase II, MacArthur Foundation: $200,000 (7.01.07-8.31.08)
Byron Reeves: Persuasive Technology Conference at Stanford University 2007, NSF: $27,600 (4.15.07-12.31.08)
Dan Schwartz: The educational neuroscience of integer understanding, NSF: $109,600 (8.15.07-7.31.08)
Dan Schwartz: Biological Bases of Alphanumeric Learning Interventions, NSF: $527,600 (02.15.04-01.31.09)
Dan Schwartz: Assisting and assessing middle school science learning in formal and informal settings, NSF: $500,000 (1.01.07-12.31.10)
Dan Schwartz: The ideal science student: helping teachers adapt to diversity in science classrooms, NSF: $220,000 (10.01.07-9.30.10)
Dan Schwartz: Developing 21st Century Digital Literacy, MacArthur Foundation: $240,000 (06.01.08-09.30.11)
Dan Schwartz: A learning by teaching approach to help students develop self-regulatory learning skills in middle school science classrooms, DOE: $750,000 (07.01.06-06.30.10)
Guadalupe Valdez: Stanford English Language Learner Online Video Resources - Exploring Future Functions & Formats, Carnegie Foundation: $49,800 (3.1.08-10.31.08)
Roy Pea, Jeremy Bailenson, Brigid Barron, Shelly Goldman, Byron Reeves, Dan Schwartz: The LIFE Center: Learning in Informal and Formal Environments, NSF: $6,439,654 (10.01.04-09.30.10)
Guadalupe Valdez: English Language Acquisition: National Professional Development (I, II), DOE: $2,121,500 (09.30.02-09.14.09)
Sam Wineburg: Teaching History with Online Resources, Hewlett Foundation: $500,000 (01.01.05-06.30.08)