My research falls under the general area of Human Computer Interaction with an emphasis on Information Visualization. I study end users with data analysis and general computing problems, identify their needs, design, build and evaluate interfaces that support them directly rather than force them to change their ways to match the machine and existing approaches. I am especially interested in complex data analysis problems where there are opportunities to take advantage of the human perceptual system to help people make sense of their data through visual analysis. My current projects involve the study of interfaces for programming on mobile devices, custom input methods for touchscreen devices, and design studies in specific domains such as attorney court case portfolio analysis.
Ph.D., Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002
B.S., Computer Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles, 1994