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Research

My research aims to use technology for positive societal impact, particularly by addressing the needs of underserved communities, empowering youth, and advocating for environmental causes. I employ both qualitative and quantitative methods, focusing on social computing and human-computer interaction. Central to my methodology is integrating diverse disciplines and prioritizing participatory research, fostering collaborative engagement with communities and individuals.

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Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications (* Co-First Author)

Markazi, D. M., & Magee, R. M. (2023). Animal Narratives and Emotional Resonance in #ClimateChange Discourse on Social Media: A Qualitative Content Analysis. In Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (pp. 195-200). https://doi.org/10.1145/3584931.3606978

Markazi, D. M., Margarit, P., Brunton, A. M., Ojeda-Matos, G., Sulistyo, S., Fernandez Frey, M., Ramirez, M., Heemstra, J., Reed, S., & Rodriguez, L. F. (2023). Transdisciplinary Academia-NGO Collaborations: A Case Study on the INFEWS-ER Experience in Post Disaster Puerto Rico. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 11, 1108375. https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2023.1108375

Markazi, D. M.*, Zheng, Q.*, Tang, Y., & Huang, Y. (2021). "PocketBot is like a knock-on-the-door!": Designing a Chatbot for Promoting Long-Distance Relationships. Proceedings of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) 2021, 5(CSCW2), 1-28. https://doi.org/10.1145/3479589

Markazi, D. M., & Walters, K. (2021). People’s Perceptions of AI Utilization in the Context of COVID-19. Diversity, Divergence, Dialogue, iConference 2021, 12645, 39. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-71292-1_5

Walters, K., & Markazi, D. M. (2021). Insights from People’s Experiences with AI: Privacy Management Processes. Diversity, Divergence, Dialogue, iConference 2021, 12645, 33. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-71292-1_4

Selected Academic Presentations

Markazi, D. M., & Magee, R. M. (2024, April 18). Climate Activism in the Digital Age: Exploring Teen Perspectives and #ClimateChange Discourse on Social Media. [Paper presentation]. Society for Research on Adolescence, Chicago, IL.

Markazi, D. M., & Rodriguez, L. F. (2023, November 8). Empowering Puerto Rican Teens: Bridging the Gap in Environmental and Community Informatics. [Paper presentation]. 2023 Community Informatics Research Network Conference, Prato, Italy.

 

Markazi, D. M., Rodriguez, L. F., Owens, D., Al-Ebrahim, B., & Fernandez Frey, M. (2023, October 30). Collaborative Online International Learning in Engineering Education: A Case Study for Disaster Relief and Resilience in Puerto Rico. [Paper presentation]. International Virtual Exchange Conference 2023, São Paulo, Brazil. 

Markazi, D. M., Rodriguez, L. F., & Maria-Marshall, A. (2023, July 9). Education in Practice: Resilient Circular Bioeconomies. [Paper presentation]. ASABE Annual International Meeting Circular Bioeconomy Systems Day, Omaha, NE. Link to presentation information!

 

Markazi, D. M., & Magee, R.M. (2023, May 20). #ClimateChange: Analyzing How Climate Change is Discussed Online on Different Social Media Platforms. [Paper presentation]. International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL.

 

Markazi, D. M., Chung, M., Park, Y. R., Fisher, M. C., & Dariotis, J. K. (2023, May 20). Parent Research Engagement in Laboratory Schools: A Case Study on Utilizing Participatory Research Methods. [Paper presentation]. International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana, IL.

 

Stablein, M. J., Markazi, D. M., Heemstra, J., Steward, D., Ramirez, M., Owens, D., Seijo Maldonado, L., Fernandez Frey, M., Perez Alegria, L., & Rodriguez, L. F. (2022, July 19). Project-Based Learning and Community Development Research on Disaster Relief and Resilience in Puerto Rico [Paper presentation]. ASABE Annual International Meeting, Houston, TX.

Markazi, D. M., Rodriguez, L. F., Rushforth, R. R., Ryan, S. M, & Stablein, M. J. (2022, July 18). Visualizing Supply Chain Data to Bolster Resilience for Puerto Rican Food, Energy, and Water Infrastructure [Paper presentation]. ASABE Annual International Meeting, Houston, TX. https://doi.org/10.13031/aim.202201249 

Markazi, D. M., Rodriguez, L. F., Rushforth, R. R., Ryan, S. M, & Stablein, M. J. (2022, June 6). Visualizing Supply Chain Data to Bolster Resilience for Puerto Rican Food, Energy, and Water Infrastructure [Poster presentation]. FEMA Higher Education Symposium, National Emergency Training Center, Emmitsburg, MD.

Markazi, D. M., & Magee, R. M. (2022, May 21). Climate Change Online: Teen Perspectives and Hashtags on Social Media [Paper presentation]. 18th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (QI2022), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Online.

Markazi, D. M. (2022, May 13). Stakeholder Engagement for Disaster Relief and Resilience: A Transdisciplinary Academia-NGO Collaboration [Poster presentation]. Engage INFEWS Lightning Talks 2022, University of Idaho, Online. https://doi.org/10.7923/VD51-YQ95

Markazi, D. M., Margarit, P., Brunton, A. M., Ojeda-Matos, G., Shirin, F., Sulistyo, S., Heemstra, J., Stablein, M., Reed, S., & Rodriguez, L. F. (2022, February 9). NGO-Academia Collaboration for the Resilience of the Food, Energy, and Water Systems: The INFEWS-ER Experience in Post-Disaster Puerto Rico [Poster presentation]. INFEWS – PI Workshop 2022, Princeton University, Online.

Markazi, D. M., Margarit, P., Brunton, A. M., Shirin, F., Ojeda-Matos, G., Funes-Leal, V., Sulistyo, S., Heemstra, J., Stablein, M., Reed, S., & Rodriguez, L. F. (2021, November 10). Disaster Relief and Resilience: A Case Study on Empowering Puerto Rican Communities via NGO-Academia Collaboration [Paper presentation]. 2021 Community Informatics Research Network Conference, Online.

Brunton, A. M., Markazi, D. M., Margarit, P., Shirin, F., Funes-Leal, V., Sulistyo, S., Ojeda-Matos, G., Heemstra, J., Stablein, M., Reed, S., & Rodriguez, L. F. (2021, November 8). Using Digital Strategies for Transdisciplinary Academic-NGO Collaboration for Disaster Resilience During COVID-19 [Paper presentation]. 2021 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.

Markazi, D. M., Rodriguez, L. F., Rushforth, R. R., & Ryan, S. M. (2021, July 13). Resilience of Puerto Rico’s Food, Energy, and Water Systems [Paper presentation]. ASABE Annual International Meeting, Online.

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