Photo: Eliza Grinnell, SEAS
Office: Maxwell Dworkin Building, Room 251
Photo: Eliza Grinnell, SEAS
I am an assistant professor of Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. My research interests are in human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence and applied machine learning. The phrase "intelligent interactive systems" describes well many of my interests: I am interested in how intelligent technologies can enable novel ways of interacting with computation, and in the new challenges that human abilities, limitations and preferences create for machine learning algorithms embedded in interactive systems. Together with several students, I have started the Intelligent Interactive Systems Group at Harvard. The main themes in my current research are personalized adaptive accessibility, creativity support tools, interactive machine learning, methodologies for conducting large-scale experiments with online volunteers, and crowdsourcing.
If you are interested in joining me as a graduate student, please apply through the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences or read the information for prospective graduate students.
In June 2008, I graduated from University of Washington and I subsequently joined the Adaptive Systems and Interaction group at Microsoft Research for a one year post doc.
While at the University of Washington, I built the SUPPLE system for automatically generating personalized user interfaces. A short video illustrates how SUPPLE can generate user interfaces adapted to people's motor and vision abilities.
In the Fall of 2005, I was visiting faculty at the Ashesi University in Accra, Ghana, where I taught Introduction to Artificial Intelligence.
Before coming to the University of Washington, I spent seven years at MIT where I earned my Bachelors and Masters degrees, and where I also worked for two years as a research scientist managing the operations of the Intelligent Room Project and coordinating some of the activities related to Project Oxygen at the MIT AI Lab (currently part of CSAIL).
Friday, April 19: More than 100,000 people have participated in experiments on Lab in the Wild.Sunday, March 10: Our SPRWeb paper will receive a best paper award at CHI 2013 and our paper on predicting first impressions of web site aesthetics will get an honorable mention. Both will be presented in the Aesthetics and the Web session on Wednesday morning.
Tuesday, March 5: A few days ago at CrowdCamp, we have experimented with new ways to elicit creative ideas from crowds by combining techniques from Design, Improv Theater, Crowdsourcing, and AI. Here's our story.
Saturday, January 26: Try our newest experiment. Click on a few dots and our system will try to guess how old you are.
Saturday, January 26: The final versions of our CHI'13 papers are now available:
Wednesday, November 27: Our CSCW'13 paper Doodle Around the World: Online Scheduling Behavior Reflects Cultural Differences in Time Perception and Group Decision-Making is now available. So are the data!
Saturday, September 15: Our work on land mine detection is turning into reality. Hear Bill Morse of the Landmine Relief Fund in Cambodia explain why this work is needed on the field. Then consider supporting the crowd funding effort. (Disclaimer: I am not involved in the commercialization effort, but I support it)