I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Bucknell University. This Spring (2017), I am on leave to fully engage with research. In 2014, I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from Tufts University while working with Robert Jacob in the Human-Computer Interaction Lab.
My research sits at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction and Information Visualization, and explores technological designs that empower everyday people to understand the complex world around them. I work with brain and body sensors to improve the way people engage with information, and research data visualizations that are accessible to all people (Vis for all). My hope is that someday, our computers will communicate with us in a way that speaks to our diverse backgrounds, personalities, and working environments.Most importantly, I work at Bucknell because I believe it is critical to develop students that combine liberal arts backgrounds with computational thinking. Both my research and my teaching at Bucknell is entirely with undergraduate students, and I spend much of my time designing classroom experiences that speak to the ways computer science is woven into our everyday life. To hear more about why I chose Bucknell, read my reflection of the academic job market.