Video games and mobile applications are increasingly touted as an effective treatment for depression. A new UC Davis study by Subuhi Khan and Jorge Peña carries it a step further, though, finding that when the video game users were messaged reminders, they played the game more often and in some cases increased the time spent playing.
Entrevista en Espanol/Portuguese: "La democracia no está preparada para la era digital y está siendo destruida"
The Clinic is Chile's satirical/investigative newspaper. The extensive 5 page interview with Prof. Hilbert (en espanol) is about the role of Big Data in society.
UC Davis is dramatically expanding in the field of computational science, especially in the interrelated areas of data science, model building, network science, and computational neuroscience. 10+ new faculty hires have been approved across a range of departments and centers over a 3-year period, including communication, computer science, ecology, physics, psychology, statistics, mathematics, and neuroscience.
The grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pioneer Portfolio uses network science to improve physicians' decisions
Study debunks the gender performance gap in two massively multiplayer online games.
Third year Ph.D. candidate Cassandra Alexopoulos has been accepted into the 2016 National Communication Association Doctoral Honors Seminar to be hosted July 21-24 by the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
A recent Department of Communication study on Twitter's role in world's largest election has captured the attention of newspapers and radio talk shows across India.
Four undergraduate students from the Department of Communication—Sarah Coon, Daniel Haddad, Matthew Laurie, and Sarah Pollock—showcased their research at the 27th Annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Conference held April 8–9.
Students will see a new face around the Department of Communication this fall. Dr. Steven Brunner, an instructor at the University of Arizona, will join us as a lecturer.
Grace Benefield, a third-year doctoral candidate, was recently selected for a User Experience (UX) Research internship at Facebook this summer.
Jeanette B. Ruiz, who earned her Ph.D. in 2015 from the Department of Communication, is moving from a temporary lecturer role to Academic Senate faculty member.
Heather J. Hether, who is currently on the faculty at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, will join the Department of Communication’s Academic Senate faculty this fall.
Does your avatar's size effect your physical activity?
UN' Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) 2015-2016 Inter-sessional Panel will address "Foresight for Digital Development"
Drew Cingel brings unique expertise to our media research faculty.
Jingwen Zhang brings expertise in health communication and technology to our program.
An interactive information visualization based on our data was shortlisted for the award from "Information is Beautiful"
Prof. Shen presents about gender dynamics in virtual worlds
Friday, November 6, nooon, in Study Abroad office, 207 Third Street,
Researchers, Policymakers, and Practitioners convene in Phoenix Oct 21-22
New Freshman seminar Fall 2015!
The major challenge of big data for social scientists today is in figuring out how to turn this wealth of information into knowledge, according to Martin Hilbert, an assistant professor of communication at UC Davis. Hilbert studies information technology, big data and what it means for human societies.
Recent study shows the importance of agency in health statements
UCD study suggests that the impact of people's perceptions of risk on their health information-seeking decisions may be overstated.
Publication in Body Image, Vol.14, June 2015, Pages 54–61
First 3 students have their PhDs from the Dpt of Communication at UC Davis!
UCD Institute for Social Sciences inaugural conference: Apr 24, May 01, May 08, 2015