I received my Phd in Computer Science from the University of Washington in December 2011 where I was a Microsoft Research Graduate Fellow and the 2010 College of Engineering "Graduate Innovator of the Year." My PhD dissertation entitled "Sensing and Feedback of Everyday Activities to Promote Environmental Behaviors" won numerous awards including the 2012 University of Washington Distinguished Dissertation Award and an honorable mention for the national 2012 Council of Graduate Schools Distinguished Dissertation Award in Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering.
At UW, I was co-advised by James Landay and Shwetak Patel. I also have an MS in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine where I was advised by Paul Dourish. During my graduate studies, I was fortunate to intern at a number of great research labs including Telefonica Research in Barcelona, Microsoft Research in Redmond, and Intel Research in Seattle.
My work has been published in over 35 scientific peer-reviewed publications in many top venues including ACM CHI, UbiComp, IJCAI, MobiSys, ASSETS, and ICSE earning nine paper awards in total: four best paper awards (CHI'10, CHI'13, ASSETS'13, CHI'16 LBW) and five best paper honorable mentions (UbiComp'09, CHI'12, CHI'13, 2 x CHI'15). In addition, our UIST'14 paper on Tohme was selected for the ACM Computing Reviews 'Best of Computing 2014' list. Please see my publication page and/or Google Scholar page for more details.