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Doctoral Academic Research

CMU – Human Computer Interaction: July 2017 – Present
Research Adviser: Dr. Amy Ogan, Dr. Ken Koedinger

  • Designing culturally appropriate learning technologies to educate children in Sub-Saharan Africa in basic literacy and STEM subjects.

CMU – Human Computer Interaction: August 2015 – June2017
Research Adviser: Dr. Amy Ogan, Dr. Ken Koedinger, Dr. Jessica Hammer

  • Understanding the learning preferences and struggles of online learners from underrepresented (in MOOCs) cultures.

UM College Park – Information Studies: August 2014 – August 2015
Research Adviser: Dr. Tamara Clegg

  • Using mobile technologies to improve scientific inquiry among middle school students from underrepresented communities

UMBC – Information Systems: August 2013 – May 2015
Research Adviser: Dr. Dongsong Zhang

  • Mobile Phone Ownership and Usage Patterns among people from Low-Income Communities
  • Re-Presentation of Mobile Webpages and Content Personalization
  • Evaluating system of recoloring mobile webpages to improve accessibility for people with color vision deficiencies.

UMBC – Information Systems: August 2012 – December 2012
Research Adviser: Dr. Amy Hurst

  • Designing a simulated Online Banking System to teach the students of Kennedy Krieger School Baltimore (special school for students with physical and cognitive disabilities) to learn financial literacy.

Industry Research 

IBM TJ Watson- Information Systems: May 2015 – August 2015
Research Adviser: Dr. Justin Weisz

  •  Conducted user studies (interviews, and amazon mechanical turk surveys) to understand people’s privacy concerns about the ubiquitous use of UAV’s (drones) in highly populated areas. Also evaluated the perceived effectiveness of privacy-preserving technologies in a word of ubiquitous drones.

IBM TJ Watson- Information Systems: May 2014 – August 2014
Research Adviser: Dr. Justin Weisz

  • Designing and evaluating a secure remote collaboration tool on the Google Glass platform.

Undergraduate Summer Research 

Fermi National Lab: D0 Research Group – Summer 2005.
Research Adviser: Dr. Geoff Savage

  • Creating web interface to a Linux platform-dependent console program for easier accessibility.

Fermi National Lab: International Linear Collider Project -Summer 2006
Research Adviser: Dr. Caroline Milstene

  • Updating existing java code, and wrote new code for the advancement of the International Linear Collider Project.