Social Computing Researcher
I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Social Computing Lab at Carnegie Mellon University, working with Niki Kittur and Steven Dow. My research focuses on understanding how social computing systems can support creative collaboration. I am especially interested in the role of leadership in online collaboration, and ways that crowdsourcing can support complex creative work. I have investigated these topics in domains such as entertainment, visual design, citizen science, and the digital humanities.
In 2012, I received my Ph.D. in Human-Centered Computing from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where I was advised by Amy Bruckman. While in graduate school, I interned with YouTube's User Experience group and the Social Computing groups at Microsoft Research and IBM Research. Before that, I studied computer graphics, art, and design as an undergraduate at Purdue University.
|Apr. 2013||Paul André and I co-organized CHI Sadness for those unable to attend CHI 2013 in Paris.|
|My dissertation research was featured on the CMU home page, on the School of Computer Science website, and in the student newspaper.|
|Feb. 2013||My research on redistributing online leadership won the Best Paper Award at CSCW 2013.|