I am a Human-Computer Interaction researcher, leading our Human-Centered AI strategy. My research focus is on creating and studying novel ways for people to learn about, interact with, and program advanced technologies, including AI systems, quantum computers, and IoT devices. Specific areas of interest include end-user programming, social computing & applications of social science on the design of collaborative systems, visualization, quantative & qualitative methods, experimental & crowdsourced studies, and statistical analysis.
I've worked on a number of interesting projects at IBM, including:
- Be The Bot, a web experience designed to teach how chatbots work, why they fail, and how to have better interactions with them
- Entanglion, an open-source board game to teach the fundamental principles of quantum computing
- CardKit, a novel programming method for drones and other IoT devices
- TJBot, a cute open-source paper robot, and the TJBot Swift Playground for programming it from an iPad
- Mobile apps to influence healthy habit formation
- Drone solutions in agriculture
- Mobile and wearable solutions for improving field worker productivity and safety
- Applications of psycholinguistic analysis and personality modeling
- Visualizations and UIs for statistical anomaly detection
- Expertise modeling and interfaces that motivate users to improve their expertise
- Creative uses of technology to improve in-store retail experiences
In my former life as a grad student, my research focused on collaborative online video watching. For more information about that work, please visit my site at CMU.