I’m a third-year PhD student in Computer Science with a focus in HCI, at the Crowd Intelligence Lab at Virginia Tech's Washington, D.C. area campus, where I’m advised by Dr. Kurt Luther.
I approach my work with a sociotechnical perspective and employ mixed-methods. I first conduct qualitative inquiry into understanding how people work, followed by building tools to support their work, and then empirically validating them through experiments, log analysis, user studies, and longitudinal deployments.
In particular, I study expert investigative and collaborative work practice in fields such as journalism and social cybersecurity especially as it pertains to combating misinformation and helping law enforcement.
You can find a list of my publications here. In the past, I have recieved the AAAI HCOMP Best Poster/Demo Award (2019), and was a Graduate Student Fellow for the Rita Allen Foundation Misinformation Solutions Forum (2018).
Now: I'm currently looking for UI/UX research internships for Summer 2020.
I'm conducting fieldwork on crowds that use open-source intelligence to help law enforcement solve cold cases. I'm also conducting a real-world evaluation of a crowdsourcing tool that I built, called GroundTruth, which is being used by investigators at The New York Times, Storyful, and the Atlantic Council's Digital Forensics Lab. On the weekends you can find me at one of D.C.'s many museums 🏛 or biking around Arlington's trails 🚴🏽.