My research interests broadly lie in human-computer interaction, although I strongly believe that the most interesting problems require a highly interdisciplinary approach. Specific areas I'm interested in include end-user programming, social computing, experimental psychology, social science, visualization, computational linguistics, machine learning, and statistics.
I've worked on a number of interesting projects at IBM, including:
- Novel programming methods for drones and other IoT devices
- Development of a cute open-source paper robot called TJBot
- Mobile apps to influence healthy habit formation
- Mobile and wearable solutions for improving field worker productivity and safety
- Psycholinguistic analysis and personality modeling
- User interfaces and visualizations 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.