about me

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I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the LUCI lab working with Gillian Hayes in the School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). Previously, I received my Ph.D. from the Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) in the School of Computer Science (SCS) at Carnegie Mellon University, working with Jason Hong and Dan Siewiorek. As a graduate student, I was a recipient of an AT&T Labs Fellowship, an Intel Corporation Ph.D. Fellowship, and a Northrop Grumman scholarship. Prior to graduate school, I received a B.S.E. with honors in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University, with a concentration in Computational Signal Processing. I also minored in Computer Science. My past industry work experiences have included positions at Intel Labs, AT&T Labs Research, and Microsoft.

research interests

My research contributes to the fields of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp). Much of my recent work has focused on usable privacy and, in particular, how to create ways to better support privacy-sensitive sharing in online social networks. For my Ph.D. dissertation, I designed several privacy-enhancing features for social location sharing applications and conducted empirical studies to better understand end-user privacy preferences, disclosure behaviors, and decision making. As a postdoctoral researcher, I am now applying my interdisciplinary research methods to the fields of Health Informatics and Social Computing. In particular, my current work looks at building and evaluating persuasive tools to better capture and share personal information in ways that concurrently support reflection and reuse of the data in a privacy-sensitive manner. Read more about my work on my projects and publications pages.