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Prior Research

These are some of the things I’ve worked on in the past.

Doctoral Academic Research

CMU – Human Computer Interaction: August 2015 – Present
Research Adviser: Dr. Amy Ogan
Topic:

  • 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
Topic:

  • 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
Topic:

  • 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
Topic:

  • 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
Topic:

  •  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
Topic:

  •  Designing and evaluating a secure remote collaboration tool on the Google Glass platform.
  •  Prototyping and evaluating a wearable device that uses light and vibration reminds workers to stay hydrated and take rest breaks based on their activity levels and surrounding temperature.

Undergraduate Summer Research 

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

  • 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
Topic:

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