I am a PhD candidate in Computer Science at UNC-Charlotte with a background in Urban Planning, Architecture, and Information Technology. I am expected to graduate early summer 2020. My work is at the intersection of computational social science, HCI, urban studies, and design.

Most recently, I have been studying the effects of social media on our societies and lives. One of the main concerns of my research is currently battling misinformation. I design tools to help humans combat misinformation.

My work at UNC-Charlotte includes teaching the introductory computational design course at the School of Architecture. I am also a research assistant at the Charlotte Visualization Center and a teaching assistant at the CS department visual analytics course.

Studying the Effects of Cognitive Biases in Evaluation of Conversational Agents

Check out our new Honerable Mention CHI2020 paper about how numerical anchors can significantly alter results of survey evaluations.

Battling Misinformation Using Multi-Modal Visual Analytics

At the 24th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI), I presented my work on designing Visual Analytics Systems for battling Misinformation.
Check out the paper!

Bridging the information and physical space

At CUPUM 2019, I discuss a method to develop flow polylines using episodic geolocated tweet data and analyzing flows generated from Twitter in relation to urban space.

Urban Activity Explorer

In this video, I discuss the different components of Urban Activity Explorer, a visual analytics for urban planning.

Vulnerable to Misinformation? Verifi!

In this video, I discuss the different components of Verifi, a visual Analytics system for battling Misinformation.

AirHugs: An interactive installation

In collaboration with Professor Dickey, we used computer vision to create baloons that would inflate or deflate based on users' location. We won the ARCC research incentive award!

Publication

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CV / Resume

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Sound Design

My experiments on music-making. I learn as I move forward.

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Visual Design

Graphic design, photography, typography, cartography, music, video, media. Check out my artwork at:

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