February 2013: Sloan Fellowship
I was elected a 2013 Sloan Research Fellow.
January 2013: New Course on Advanced Device Design and Digital Fabrication
Prof. Paul Wright and I will teach a follow-on course to our successful Fall course on Interactive Device Design.
December 2012: Okawa Research Grant
I was selected as a 2012 Okawa Foundation Research Grant recipient.
October 2012: Three UIST papers presented
We presented papers on Midas, Proton++ and MixT at UIST in Boston.
August 2012: New Course on "Interactive Device Design"
Prof. Paul Wright and I are teaching a new course on device design in a newly constructed fabrication lab at Berkeley.
July 2012: NSF CAREER
I received an NSF CAREER award for "Advancing End-User Programming with Expertise Sharing Tools."
April 2012: NSF Expedition and Fellowships
I am Co-PI on a newly funded $10M Expedition on computer-aided program engineering. My students Valkyrie Savage and Shiry Ginosar win NSF graduate fellowships.
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My research in Human-Computer Interaction focuses on novel design, prototyping, and implementation tools for the era of post-personal computing. As our interaction with computation increasingly moves away from single-user desktop applications, I investigate two particular frontiers: tool support for user interfaces that leverage novel form factors (e.g., sensors and actuators); and interfaces that rely on crowds of users for their core functionality. My research also helps end-user groups become more proficient in complex user interface tools and programming systems. Methodologically, my group predominantly focuses on systems research: we contribute complex, working interactive systems that embody our research ideas and enable us to test specific hypotheses. I am a Qualcomm Faculty Fellow and have received an NSF CAREER award, Sloan fellowship, Okawa research award as well as multiple best paper prizes at top HCI conferences like CHI and UIST for our work.
I am a co-director of two research units: the Berkeley Institute of Design and the Swarm Lab; and I am a member of the Visual Computing Lab. I co-initiated the Course Thread in Human-Centered Design, an undergraduate certificate program; and the CITRIS Invention Lab, a new digital fabrication and rapid prototyping space. I also spend time with the great colleagues at the Berkeley Center for New Media, and the Cal Design Lab. I received my PhD from the Stanford Computer Science department in 2009 where I worked with Scott Klemmer (dissertation). I received an MSE in Computer and Information Science as well as Undergraduate Degrees in Digital Media Design and Communication from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002.
Thinking about applying for a PhD/Masters/Internship/PostDoc in HCI at Berkeley?
The graduate application deadlines for this year have passed. I do not currently accept applications for internships or postdocs. Do not email me directly about your application or request - I cannot respond to every message. Read this advice instead.
Undergraduate Cal Student interested in (Interface) Design?
The Course Thread in Human-Centered Design lists relevant courses across the university as well as reading materials. You may also want to get involved in Berkeley Innovation, a student-run design group. In Computer Science, you should take CS160. If you did well and want to deepen your understanding of HCI research, sign up for CS260. If you have completed either of these courses with outstanding results, come to my office hours to talk about undergraduate research opportunities. You can also look for projects my group has posted on ResearchMatch.