Curriculum Vitae

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2014Ph.D. in Information and Computer Science, Concentration in Informatics
University of California, Irvine, CA
2003M.S. in Computer Science, Specialization Human Computer Interaction
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
2003B.S. in Computer Science
Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Academic Research Experience

2008-currentResearcher, Institute for Software Research (ISR)
Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, advised by Prof. Alfred Kobsa
2010-2011Research Associate, Disney Research, Glendale, CA
Disney Research, Walt Disney Imagineering.
2002-2003Haptic GPS Researcher, Stanford University
Sponsored by Toyota, advised by Prof. Mark Cutkosky, completed in collaboration with students advised by Prof. Shuichi Fukuda of Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Technology

Industry Experience

2008Product Manager, NextPage Inc.
Draper, UT
2003-2007Lead Interaction Designer, NextPage Inc.
Draper, UT
2003Usability & Design Consultant, Televigation
Sunnyvale, CA
2002Program Manager Internship, Internet Explorer, Microsoft
Mountain View, CA
2000-2001Software Development Internship, Gigabit Switch Group, Cisco Systems
San Jose, CA


2001-2003Teaching Assistant, Computer Science Department, Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA
Classes: Programming Methodology (Head TA - write exams & oversee TA's; Section Leader), Programming Methodology & Abstractions (taught televised & in-person sections), Introduction to HCI (taught sections), HCI Design Studio (Develop/Teach prototyping labs, advise students)

Honors, Awards, Fellowships

2015Winner iSchools Doctoral Dissertation Award
2014UCI nominee for 2015 iSchools Doctoral Dissertation Award
2013Yahoo! Best Dissertation Fellowship Award
2012Values in Design Scholar
2008-2012Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences Dean's Fellowship
2009-2012Department of Education Fellowship, Computer Science Departmentd
2008Women Tech Council Awards Finalist
2003James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation Student Engineering Design Competition, Graduate Division Merit Award.
2002Computer Graphics World Magazine, Rendered Image published
2001Stanford University Senior Project Computer Science Fair, Best of Show Category: Third place
2001Stanford University Image Synthesis Techniques Rendering Competition: Honorable Mention
1997-2001Great American Trading Company College Scholarship
1997-2001Lockheed Martin National Merit Scholarship

Academic Service

Program CommitteeInternational Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM) 2013, 2014, 2015;
Workshop on Usable Security (USEC) 2015
Conference Workshop OrganizerComputer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) 2013, 2-day workshop (primary organizer, co-organized with A. Lampinen, F. Stutzman, K.P. Tang);
CSCW 2015, 2-day workshop (co-organizer with J. Vitak, P. Wisniewski, A. Lampinen, E. Litt, R. de Wolf, P.G. Kelley, M. Sleeper)
ReviewerCHI, CSCW, ECIS, SOUPS, iConference, Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Journal, IEEE Security & Privacy
Student VolunteerUCI Informatics Grad Student Association, CSCW SV, CHI SV

Relevant Skills & Coursework

Scientific Methods: Surveys, Experiments, Interviews, (Non) Participant observation, Ethnographic Methods, Secondary Data Analysis.

Design Methods and Processes: SCRUM, Rapid Contextual Inquiry, Usage-Centered Design, Agile Task-Driven Design, Use Cases, Paper Prototyping, etc.

Statistical Analysis: Uni/Bi/Multi-variate General Linear Modeling, Structural Equation Modeling.

Statistical Analysis Tools: R, Mplus, Amos, STATA, SPSS

Programming Languages and Environments: C/C++, Java, Basic, HTML, Perl, Unix, Windows, Mac, Visual Basic/C++, IntelliJ, CVS, SVN, etc.

Course Topics: Social Analysis of Computing, HCI, Graphics, Networks, OS, Compilers, Architecture, Comp. Theory, etc.