Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
University of California, Berkeley
I am a fourth-year computer science Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley. I'm a member of the Berkeley Institute of Design. My advisor is Prof. John Canny. My research interests span human computer interaction and statistical signal processing. My current work involves building large aperture microphone arrays for supporting hands-free speech acquisition, speech enhancement, and speaker localization/tracking. I also hold a strong interest in Computer Supported Group Work, in both understanding and building applications that support collaboration among multiple users. I worked on Operational Transformation, a technique that supports fine-grained real-time collaborative editing by multiple users. Google Wave has adopted OT as the core technqiue behind its collaboration features.
I came from Brisbane, Australia. I graduated with Bsc and Bsc(hons) degrees in Computer Science from the University of Queensland and Griffith University in 2002 and 2003. I was a member of the Internet Computing Group at Griffith from 2003 to 2005, working on Transparent Adaptation, a framework for converting off-the-shelf single-user applications into real-time collaborative applications without examining or modifying the original application's sourcecode. Some classes I have taken at Berkeley.