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I am now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the University of Florida. Stay tune for an updated website.

I am an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science department at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado and direct the Human-Computer Interaction Lab. I am also a member of the Microbial Ecology Group at CSU. I received my doctorate degree in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo in 2012 where I worked under the supervision of Dr. Edward Lank. I also hold a MS in Computer Science from San Francisco State University and a BS in Psychology from UC Davis.

The main goal of my research in human-computer interaction is to develop an understanding of users and technology to support user interaction. For more information about some of my research projects visit my Projects section or the CSU HCI Lab website .

Recent Highlights

08-2016 - I have joined the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the University of Flordia.
04-2016 - Awarded College of Natural Sciences Early Career (pre-tenure) Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award
02-2016 - Journal article "Using Audio Cues to Support Motion Gesture Interaction on Mobile Devices," has been accepted for publication in ACM Transactions on Applied Perception (TAP)
02-2016 - Journal articles on AMR with collaboration with MEG Group accepted to eLife and Journal of Applied and Enviromental Ecology
01-2016 - PhD student Sarah Morrison-Smith invited to present her work at CSCW2016 workshop on Large-scale Collaborative Projects to Affect Societal Change
12-2015 - URA Megan Hofmann was named runner-up for the 2016 Computing Research Association's (CRA) Outstanding Undergraduate Female Researcher Award for PhD-granting institutions
12-2015 - Paper on around the device gestures accepted to CHI 2016
07-2015 - Grant exploring communicating with gestures funded by DARAP

Current Funding

Paradigm Shift: Revolutionizing Our Understanding of Antimicrobial Resistance Ecology through Whole Genome Analysis of Microbial Communities. Role: Co-PI. Agency: USDA. 2015-2018. $2,249,609

Communication through Gestures, Expression and Shared Perception. Role: Co-PI. Agency: DARPA. 2015-2020. $2,133,844