Pardis Miri, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University where she is focused on building technology to facilitate mental well being. With a PhD in computer science and years of training in area of affective science (under the supervision of Professor James J. Gross), Pardis has assembled a unique team (see to not only run clinical studies to evaluate their efficacy in changing emotion, mood, and stress but also build product-ready technology.

Pardis is the principal investigator of a large multi-disciplinary project (FAR) to design, build, and evaluate a wearable system tailored to the needs of children with emotion dysregulation, especially children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. FAR aims to empower them to manage their problem behaviors in a more adaptive way. The FAR project involves collaborations between the departments of Computer Science, Psychology, Mechanical Engineering, and the School of Medicine at Stanford University.

Pardis is being advised by Professors Micheal Snyder, Professor Keith Marzullo at the University of Maryland iSchool, whose research is on distributed systems, and by Professor James Gross, whose research underlies much of what we now know about emotion regulation. She is also working with Professor Antonio Hardan of the Stanford School of Medicine, whose research is on children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Honors & Awards

  • EAGER National Science Foundation Grant., Systems for Assisting in Emotion Regulation in the Wild. (2016-2020)
  • Facilitating Affect Regulation in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Stanford eWear Seed Grant (2020-2021)

Program Affiliations

Professional Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of California Santa Cruz (2019)
  • Postdoc, Stanford University, Psychology and Computer Science Supervisors: James Gross and Keith Marzullo (2022)
  • PhD, University of California, Santa Cruz, Computer Science, HCI Supervisors: Katherine Isbister, James Gross, and Keith Marzullo (2019)
  • MS, University of California, San Diego, Computer Science, Systems and Networking Supervisors: Keith Marzullo and Amin Vahdat (2013)
  • BS, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, Computer Engineering

Stanford Advisors


  • Pardis Miri; Robert Flory; Keith Marzullo; James Gross. "United States Patent S19-525 62/972,610 (S31-06632.PRO) Personalizable, Inconspicuous Vibrotactile Breathing Pacer", Stanford University, Feb 10, 2020
  • Pardis Miri; Pankaj Garg; Benjamin Schultz;Sandeep Kishan Singhal; Madhan Sivakumar. "United States Patent 8806005 Cross-machine event log correlation", Microsoft Inc, Oct 8, 0179


  • Design, Engineer, and Evaluate Technologies to Facilitate Affect Regulation, Stanford University (2016 - 2022)

    Our aim through this project is to develop and evaluate new and innovative vibrotactile technologies that assist individuals with affect regulation. A unique aspect of our contribution comes from the interdisciplinarity of our team. Included on our team are experts in emotion regulation, haptics, electrical engineering, HCI, and distributed systems, as well as experts in the clinical application of biofeedback. We believe that such an interdisciplinary approach is necessary for making progress in the development of technology that assists in affect regulation. To learn more about the specific projects please visit our page:




    • Keith Marzullo, Dean and Professor, University of Maryland
    • James Gross, Professor, Stanford University
    • Antonio Hardan, Professor, Stanford University
    • Lawrence Fung, Associate Professor, Stanford University
    • John Hegarty, School of Medicine

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Lab Affiliations

All Publications

  • Challenges in Evaluating Technological Interventions for Affect Regulation IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AFFECTIVE COMPUTING Miri, P., Margarit, H., Uusberg, A., Marzullo, K., Ball, T. M., Yamins, D., Flory, R., Gross, J. J. 2023; 14 (3): 2430-2442
  • Evaluating a Personalizable, Inconspicuous Vibrotactile(PIV) Breathing Pacer for In-the-Moment Affect Regulation CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Miri, P., Jusuf, E., Uusberg, A., Margarit, H., Flory, R., Isbister, K., Marzullo, K., Gross, J. J. 2020: 13

    View details for DOI 10.1145/3313831.3376757

  • PIV: Placement, Pattern, and Personalization of an Inconspicuous Vibrotactile Breathing Pacer ACM TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTER-HUMAN INTERACTION Miri, P., Flory, R., Uusberg, A., Culbertson, H., Harvey, R. H., Kelman, A., Peper, D., Gross, J. J., Isbister, K., Marzullo, K. 2020; 27 (1)

    View details for DOI 10.1145/3365107

    View details for Web of Science ID 000535715400005

  • Using the Neuroscience of Fear Extinction for Anxiety Reduction: Study Design, Aims, and Preliminary Data Ball, T., Miri, P., Williams, L. NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP. 2019: 267–68
  • PortLand: A Scalable Fault-Tolerant Layer 2 Data Center Network Fabric Mysore, R., Pamboris, A., Farrington, N., Huang, N., Miri, P., Radhakrishnan, S., Subramanya, V., Vandat, A., ACM ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY. 2009: 39–50