My research interests are diverse, but are primarily focused on designing, building, and evaluating systems in the fields of ubiquitous computing and computer support cooperative work. I have been particularly focused on creating context sensitive capture and access systems through supporting human activities by making people more aware of the various processes that compose those activities. This has included exploring ubiquitous computing technologies and their application to domains such as health and populations with special needs, focusing on understanding how to educate and encourage behavior in users.
In my dissertation, explored strategies for assisting people through the process of cooking and learning to cook. I improved cooking outcomes for novices by using gas sensors to visualize the smells that are produced during cooking. This enabled my participants to act on critical moments that may have been otherwise imperceptible to them.
I received my PhD in Information and Computer Sciences from the department of Informatics at the School of Information and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine. My advisor was Dr. Gillian Hayes, I worked with the Star Group in the LUCI lab.