Melissa Mazmanian

Melissa Mazmanian is an Assistant Professor in Informatics in the School of Information and Computer Sciences at University of California, Irvine where she is a faculty researcher in the LUCI lab for ubiquitous computing and interaction and am a member of the executive board for the Center for Organizational Research (COR).

Her 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. She has conducted a variety of ethnographic and qualitative research on individual experience and social dynamics that emerge when people enact and adapt to using wireless modes of communication. 

She earned her PhD in Organization Studies from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2009 and a MSI in Information Economics, Management and Policy from the University of Michigan School of Information in 2002.