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I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and a faculty affiliate of the Department of History at Virginia Tech. I am also a member of the Center for Human-Computer Interaction and the Human Centered Design program.
I direct the Crowd Intelligence Lab, an interdisciplinary research group exploring how crowdsourcing can support creativity and discovery. Our current projects focus on crowd leadership, crowd-supported investigations, and crowdsourced analysis of visual material, with applications to national security, journalism, history, and biology. This work is funded by the NSF (including a CAREER Award), the NIH, the NEH, the National Archives, and Google.
Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the HCI Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. I received my Ph.D. in human-centered computing from Georgia Tech, where I was a Foley Scholar, and my B.S. in computer graphics technology from Purdue University. I have also worked at IBM Research, Microsoft Research, and YouTube/Google.
|April 25||Carnegie Mellon Crowdsourcing Seminar||Pittsburgh|
|May 12||Stanford HCI Seminar||Palo Alto|
|June 13–16||HCOMP 2017 PC Meeting and Collective Intelligence 2017||Brooklyn|
|June 23–25||GBPA Civil War Collectors Show||Gettysburg|
|June 27–30||Creativity & Cognition 2017||Singapore|
|October 23–26||HCOMP 2017||Québec City|
|November 27–29||Northwestern Segal Distinguished Seminar and ARS University Program||Evanston|
|January 4–7, 2018||American Historical Association 2018||Washington, D.C.|
|Transforming Investigative Science and Practice with Expert-Led Crowdsourcing||PI||$554,628||NSF CAREER||2017||Press release|
|The American Soldier Collaborative Digital Archive||Co-PI||$50,000||NEH HCRR||2017||Press release|
|GraphCrowd: Using Crowdsourced Design to Visualize Effects of Environmental Chemicals on Signaling Networks||PI||$626,159||NIH BD2K||2016||Press release|
|Supporting Crowdsourced Sensemaking in Big Data with Dynamic Context Slices||PI||$500,000||NSF IIS||2015||Press release|
|Mapping the Fourth of July in the American Civil War Era: A Crowdsourced Digital Archive||Co-PI||$74,224||NHPRC||2015||Press release|
|CS 3744: Introduction to GUI Programming and Graphics||Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2018|
|CS 4784: Human–Computer Interaction Capstone||Spring 2015|
|CS 5774: User Interface Software||Fall 2014, Fall 2016|
|CS 6724: Advanced Topics in Human–Computer Interaction||Fall 2015, Fall 2017|
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