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Haoqi Zhang

Director, DTR; Co-Director, Delta Lab

Haoqi is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Design at Northwestern University. His work advances the design of integrated socio-technical models that solve complex problems and advance human values at scale. His research bridges the fields of Human-Computer Interaction, Artificial Intelligence, Social & Crowd Computing, Learning Science, and Decision Science. He received his PhD in Computer Science and BA in Computer Science and Economics from Harvard University.

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Eleanor "Nell" O'Rourke

Assistant Professor Of Computer Science And Learning Sciences; Co-Director, Delta Lab

Nell is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science and the Learning Sciences at Northwestern University. Her research explores the design of novel computational systems to help learners develop motivation and effective practices in STEM domains. Recent projects include the design of situated feedback models to promote the growth mindset, studying how game mechanics encourage novices to practice effective problem-solving skills, and developing learner-centered web inspection tools that help novice web developers learn directly from professional websites. Her interventions have been used by over 100,000 students online, adopted by companies, and integrated into classrooms. She earned her Ph.D. in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington as a member of the Center for Game Science. Her work has been funded through four NSF grants totaling over $2 million, and has been recognized through best paper honorable mentions at UIST and CHI, as well as the Google Anita Borg Scholarship and the Microsoft Research Graduate Women's Scholarship.

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Matt Easterday

Associate Professor of Learning Sciences; Co-Director, Delta Lab; Director of Design Research Cluster

Matt is an associate professor in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. He received his PhD in 2010 from the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where he was a fellow in the Institute for Educational Science’s Program for Interdisciplinary Educational Research and a Siebel Scholar. His research focuses on technology for the new civics – producing scientifically supported educational technology to create informed and engaged citizens who can solve the serious policy problems facing our society such as poverty, global warming and militarism. Training such citizens requires us to understand how competent citizens analyze policy, communicate issues, and organize to make change. It also requires us to design more effective educational technology that can teach the knowledge, skills and dispositions citizens need.

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Liz Gerber

Charles Deering Mccormick Professor of Teaching Excellence, Associate Professor of Design and Communications; Co-Director, Delta Lab; Center for HCI+Design, Design Research Executive Council

Liz is the Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Communication Studies at Northwestern University with courtesy appointments in Computer Science and Learning Sciences. Her current research is in the area of collaborative technologies and design. She examines how technology harnesses the diverse and untapped resources from distributed networks to tackle societal challenges with greater speed and participation that was unimaginable just over a decade ago. She publishes her work in prestigious Human Computer Interaction, Design, and Learning Science outlets and sustains her work with 28+ grants from institutions including NSF, Mozilla Foundation, MacArthur Foundations, and the industry. her work has been featured in the popular press outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, and Fast Company, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, ABC, and Oprah. Liz is the faculty founder of Design for America, a national network of social innovators. The network trains students to use design thinking to improve the lives of the under-served through community partnerships. In 2018, Design for America received the prestigious Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Design Museum Award for Institutional Excellence given in recognition of an institution that uses design as a strategic tool as part of its mission, and has consistently exhibited ingenuity and insight in the relationship between design and quality of life.

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Garrett Hedman

Ph.D. Candidate

Garrett was once told by a high school student that he was like a "fairy godmother". He hasn't looked back. Garrett taught high school Chemistry and Biology over a period of five years in Greenville, MS and Austin, TX. He was a professional storyteller in Austin and has made two interactive children's books for the iPad. His general research interests include self-regulated learning, confidence judgments, and accessibility.

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Gobi Dasu

Ph.D. Candidate

Gobi is a 2nd year PhD student in Computer Science advised by Prof. Haoqi Zhang and Prof. Nell O'Rourke. His research interests are in Engineer Training, the Future of Work, and ICT4D. Currently, there is a need to train enough engineers to meet 21st century demand, but MOOCs only go so far. Gobi is interested in problems in this space from both a research and practical perspective. Specifically, he is working on the rale-rnd project, which is a sensemaking procedure and tool that will help novice programmers gain an architectural understanding of professional websites, and then use that understanding to build their own applications. Outside of the lab, he tries to apply HCI research lessons to Learning Dollars Talent, a platform he started that financially incentivizes engineers to learn new skills and then matches them with work opportunities. Gobi received his undergrad and masters in Computer Science from Stanford University. Gobi is also obsessed with productivity techniques. He invented a new way of frictionless time tracking for developers in slack: Developer Time Tracking using Slack – beyond Fixed Price vs Hourly.

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Jamie Gorson

Ph.D. Candidate

Jamie is a 2nd year PhD student in Computer Science and Learning Sciences, a joint Ph.D. program between the McCormick Engineering School and the School for Education and Social Policy. She is interested in designing and building technology that increases student engagement and motivation in hands-on and project-based learning environments. She's currently working on designing a development environment for novice programmers that promotes a growth mindset by praising learning process. She received her B.S. from Olin College of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a concentration in Innovative Education.

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Leesha Maliakal

Ph.D. Candidate

Leesha is a 4th year Ph.D. student in the Technology and Social Behavior program at Northwestern. She uses design-based research methods to design, build, and test continual support systems, primarily situated in studio- based learning environments. Her current interest is to study how technology might facilitate surfacing challenges and coordinating support within research communities of practice, and further explore possible learning and growth outcomes for students. She hopes that these systems will enhance and extend the natural ways in which communities reflect, learn, grow, and provide support for one another in our communities. Leesha received her B.A. in Computer Science at Northwestern.

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Harrison Kwik

Ph.D. Student

Harrison is a first year PhD student in the Technology and Social Behavior program. He is advised by Nell O'Rourke and Haoqi Zhang. He is interested in how novices regulate their learning process using help resources, particularly in computer science and online settings. He received his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Washington, where he previously worked with Amy Ko in her Code and Cognition Lab.

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Kapil Garg

Ph.D. Student

Kapil is a 4th year Ph.D. student in Technology and Social Behavior, a joint program between the Computer Science and Communication departments. His research interests broadly fall at the intersection of human-computer interaction (HCI), social and crowd computing, and artificial intelligence, where he is interested in building human-machine systems for a variety of tasks. His current work seeks to develop machine supports that aid students and mentors in identifying and addressing project needs that arise while conducting research work in the Agile Research Studio (ARS) setting. Kapil received his B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from Northwestern University.

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Ryan Louie

Ph.D. Student

Ryan is a PhD student in the Technology and Social Behavior program. He is currently very excited about the research directions being pursued by the Opportunistic Collective Experience (OCE) project. He has spearheaded two efforts in this domain in his first year: 1) Supports for programmers of OCEs to develop rich, complex context-aware detectors for the situations that enable collective experiences. The RQ's that excited him was giving humans supports to create working situation detectors, which built on work from Human-in-the-Loop Systems applied to Context-Aware Computing. 2) Theoretically-motivated designs of OCEs based on how co-located interactions--namely those with shared goals, interdependence between roles, shared experiences, synchrony in movement and action, as well as mimicry--can enhance trust, coordination, empathy, rapport, all of which are important components of bonding and building relationships. Ryan is excited about leveraging social psychology concepts in his own design work. Prior to graduate school, Ryan pursued studies at Olin College of Engineering, where he developed interests in computing, robotics, design, and artificial intelligence.

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Cindy Hu

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Hi, I'm Cindy!

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Fardeem Munir

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Hi, I'm Fardeem!

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Hang Yin

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Hang is a computer science student at Northwestern. He is currently working on the Orchestration Script project.

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Isaac Miller

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Hi, I'm Isaac!

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Izzy Chun

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Hi, I'm Izzy!

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Jason Friedman

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Jason is a senior majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Psychology at Northwestern University. He is currently working on the Orchestration Scripts project in the Networked Orchestration Technologies SIG. His research focuses on helping users translate their idea of a learning situation into machine detectable conditions by scaffolding them to think concretely and providing them with a block-based programming language to visually organize, decompose, and recompose their thoughts. He is passionate about the intersection of technology and behavioral science. His other research interests include 1) technology which assists in developing positive mental and physical health habits and 2) collaboration and communication tools which decrease context switching to boost enjoyment and productivity of work communities. Please reach out with any ideas, questions, or opportunities to [email protected]

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Jonathan Liu

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Jonathan is currently a junior pursuing a BS in Computer Science . He is currently working on the Scaffolded Exercises Project.

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Justin Shi

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Hi, I'm Justin!

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Molly Pribble

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Molly is currently a junior pursuing a BS in Computer Science as well as a certificate in Design. She is currently working on the Metacognitive Reflection Project.

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Natalie Brewster

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Hi, I'm Natalie!

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Parveen Dhanoa

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Hi, I'm Parveen!

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Richard Lam

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Hi, I'm Richard!

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Roxy Wilcox

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Hi, I'm Roxy!

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Sydney Smith

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Hi, I'm Sydney!

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Yvan Chu

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Hi, I'm Yvan!

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Stella

Top Dog 🐶

Stella is a blue merle Australian Shepherd. She is interested in people, toys, and squirrels. She plays an important role in the lab by cuddling with students, getting belly rubs, and giving kisses.

She is an angel.

Alumni

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Emily Harburg

Ph.D. Alum

Emily is a Ph.D. Student in the Technology and Social Behavior program at Northwestern University. Emily is interested in building tools to improve motivation, decision-making, innovation, and collaboration. She is currently looking at the effects of using crowfunding to increase self-efficacy. Emily received her B.S. in Social Anthropology with a minor in Psychology from Harvard University. Prior to doctoral studies, Emily worked for Walt Disney Imagineering in the Disney Research behavioral sciences team.

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Josh Hibschman

Ph.D. Alum

Josh is a Computer Science PhD student at Northwestern University. His research interests include human computation, crowdsourcing, and social computing. He holds an M.S. in Computer Science from DePaul University, and a B.S. in Computer Science from Taylor University. Before starting his PhD, Josh engineered scalable web solutions for clients in healthcare and finance at Accenture and Slalom Consulting. When not busy in the lab, Josh enjoys sailing, cycling, and discussing serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions.

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Julian Vicens

Ph.D. Alum

Julian is a summer research scholar and doctoral candidate in educational technology at Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain). His current research is focused on human behaviour study in participatory public experiments. He is interested in design experiences that have a positive social impact and promote attitude change through crowdsourcing, human computer interaction, and game design. Julian holds an M.S. in Networks and Telecommunications, Telecommunications Engineering, and Sound and Image Engineering from Universitat Ramon Llull (Spain). He has worked as a freelance developer in different companies and as a researcher in the fields of acoustics, audio processing and human computer interaction.

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Scott Cambo

Ph.D. Alum

Scott is a PhD student in the Technology and Social Behavior program. He completed his undergraduate degree in Information Science (minor in Cognitive Science) at Cornell University and was a 2014 Data Science For Social Good Fellow. His research interests include ubiquitous computing, mobile computing, HCI, social computing, personal informatics and generally any kind of research that helps to people to gain actionable knowledge about themselves and the world we live in through technology.

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Yongsung Kim

Ph.D. Alum

Yongsung is a Ph.D. Student in the Technology and Social Behavior program at Northwestern University. Yongsung is interested in leveraging people's existing routine to crowdsource physical tasks. Yongsung received his M.Sc in Computer Science from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) and B.Eng in Computer Science from Tsinghua University.

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Kevin Cheng

Masters Alum

Kevin is current a master student in Engineering Design Innovation and he is working on Collective Narrative.

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Neha Sharma

Masters Alum

Neha is pursuing her MS in Computer Science along with an Engineering Management minor. She is currently working on the Metacognitive Reflection project within the Agile Research Studio SIG. Before starting her Masters, she was working full-time as a Software Engineer at various startups after graduating with a BS in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2017. Her research interests include the use of web applications and chatbots in metacognition and leveraging industry standards to further Human Computer Interaction research spaces.

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Aaron Leon

Undergraduate Alum

Aaron Leon is an undergraduate student at Northwestern University studying Computer Science. His research explores methods used to automatically generate scaffolded educational modules from abstract conceptual models.

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Aaron Loh

Undergraduate Alum

Aaron is an undergraduate student pursuing a major in Computer Science, a minor in Economics and a Kellogg Certificate in Managerial Analytics. He is interested in computer vision and computer graphics, and is currently working on a project involving crowd sourcing with wearable technology.

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Abizar Bagasrawala

Undergraduate Alum

Abizar is a senior studying Computer Science, and this will be his third quarter in DTR. His research explores how we can promote social benefit in volunteer-based tasking systems.

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Aimee van den Berg

Undergraduate Alum

Aimee is a Junior majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Russian Studies. She is currently working on the Self-Directed Help Seeking and Skill Growth project, part of the Agile Research Studios SIG.

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Alaina Kafkes

Undergraduate Alum

Alaina is a senior at Northwestern University, where she studies computer science and sporadically dabbles in medicine and linguistics. At Northwestern, she is best known for co-organizing Women in Computing, founding a Chicago-area women’s hackathon called BuildHer, and not understanding how to pronounce the word “corgi.” Recently, she’s coded cool things at GE Healthcare and at the Feinberg School of Medicine, but right now, she’s a proud developer-evangelist-in-training at Clarifai. Current fascinations include origami and Samoyed puppies.

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Alex Hollenbeck

Undergraduate Alum

Alex is a recent graduate in Computer Science at Northwestern University assisting DTR for Spring 2015. This summer he will be starting at LinkedIn as a web developer. He loves designing and building handy interfaces for collaborative group work. His research centers on crowdsourcing software development through authentic learning tools for students.

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Alex Kaldjian

Undergraduate Alum

Alex is an undergrad studying French in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and pursuing an MS in computer science through the McCormick School of Engineering. His current research involves developing mixed-fidelity tools to allow designers to prototype quickly and effectively.

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Alex Wang

Undergraduate Alum

Alex is an undergraduate student double majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics in the McCormick School of Engineering. He is interested in machine learning and crowdsourcing. Currently, his research is in scaffolding learning pathways.

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Allison Lu

Undergraduate Alum

Allison is a senior studying computer science in the McCormick School of Engineering. Her current research involves using self-tracking of metacognitive learning strategies to improve academic coursework in undergraduate students.

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Allison Sun

Undergraduate Alum

Allison is an undergraduate student at Northwestern University studying computer science in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and design in the Segal Design Institute. Her current research involves coordinating people to collectively participate in meaningful experiences.

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Amy Yang

Undergraduate Alum

Amy is a third-year student studying creative writing and computer science.

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Andrew Finke

Undergraduate Alum

Hi, I'm Andrew!

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Ankita Chowdhry

Undergraduate Alum

Ankita is a junior studying computer science in the McCormick School of Engineering. Her research currently focuses on designing a more useful feedback mechanism for students' assessments using peer review.

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Ariella Silver

Undergraduate Alum

Ariella is a junior studying computer science and computer engineering. She is working on the Skill Tracking and Help Seeking project in the ARS (Agile Research Studios) SIG.

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Armaan Shah

Undergraduate Alum

Armaan is an undergrad studying Computer Science in the McCormick School of Engineering. His research currently involves studying forms of promoting collaboration between programmers.

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Ava Robinson

Undergraduate Alum

Hi, I'm Ava!

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Ben Rothman

Undergraduate Alum

Ben is a fifth year undergraduate completing a co-op and double majoring in Computer Science and Applied Math. He is a full stack web developer interested in interfaces and is unsure of his research direction.

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Bomani McClendon

Undergraduate Alum

Bomani is a senior studying Computer Science through the McCormick School of Engineering. He is interested in learning sciences, HCI, interactive art, and and using technology to help address socio-contextual issues in education. His current research is focused on developing systems for teaching regulation skills to undergraduate researchers in Agile Research Studios.

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Caryl Henry

Undergraduate Alum

Caryl is an undergraduate Computer Science major in McCormick that's graduating in 2021. She is also pursuing a minor in Psychology, the Segal Design Certificate, and the Integrated Marking Communications Certificate. In DTR, Caryl worked on Regulation Devices and was part of the Breaking Boundaries SIG.

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Charlotte Jones

Undergraduate Alum

Charlotte is a Computer Science and Dance double major working on the SOAP project in SIG NOT. She is currently researching adapting structured note-taking in the medical field for mentored researching! When not designing, researching and prototyping in DTR, she is TAing for the CS Department, working on Web Accessibility for Global Marketing and Communications at NU, and promoting her fellow Women in STEM through WiC!

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Christina Kim

Undergraduate Alum

Christina is a undergraduate student at Northwestern University studying Computer Science in the McCormick School of Engineering. She is interested in human-centered design, online communities, and social computing. Christina is currently the Executive Vice President of Associated Student Government at Northwestern.

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Cooper Barth

Undergraduate Alum

Cooper is a Senior studying Computer Science with a focus in HCI and Accessibility. He is part of the On-the-Go Crowdsourcing SIG working with on-the-go, low-effort crowdsourcing delivery systems.

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Corey Grief

Undergraduate Alum

Corey is an undergraduate student at Northwestern University majoring in Computer Science in the McCormick School of Engineering. Corey is in the Marching and Concert Bands. He is interested in artificial intelligence and crowdsourcing. His research involves creating an application to facilitate and examine the sharing of secrets.

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Daniel Zhu

Undergraduate Alum

Daniel is a fourth year student studying Computer Science in Northwestern's McCormick School of Engineering. His research focuses on designing interfaces and building software which allows novice web programmers to leverage professional websites as a learning opportunity.

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David Latimore

Undergraduate Alum

david is a third-year computer science major not here for friends, but here to be America's Next Top Model.

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David Lee

Undergraduate Alum

David is a junior majoring in Computer Science and Creative Writing. He is currently working on the Collective Narrative project and is interested in crowdsourced storytelling for journalism.

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Eli Cohen

Undergraduate Alum

Eli is a senior studying Computer Science in McCormick. He is currently researching how to improve crowdsourcing interactions for increased participation and higher fidelity data.

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Eunice Lee

Undergraduate Alum

Eunice is a junior studying journalism in Medill with a concentration in computer science. She is fascinated by how people form social bonds online and offline. Her current research focuses on the ways technology can enable storytelling and meaningful connection through situational and opportunistic means.

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Frank Avino

Undergraduate Alum

Frank Avino is an undergraduate Computer Science student in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, graduating in June 2015. His lifetime of experience with playing the game of hockey has lead him to giving back to the game through research. His current research seeks to solve the problem of hockey coaches being unable to provide enough thorough, factual feedback to each of his or her players during and after each of the team's games.

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Gabriel Caniglia

Undergraduate Alum

Gabriel graduated in 2019 with a BA in Cognitive Science and an MS in Computer Science. In DTR, he worked on Collective Narrative, researching new ways to use context-awareness to more easily facilitate collaborative storytelling.

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Gino Wang

Undergraduate Alum

Gino Wang is an undergraduate student studying Computer Science and Economics at McCormick School of Engineering. His current research focuses on investigating the reciprocal relationship between collecting user narratives and enforcing behavior change among the same group of users and beyond.

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Grace Alexander

Undergraduate Alum

Grace is a junior studying Computer Science and pursuing the Segal Design Certificate. Her research currently focuses on creating a coding platform that could help close the gender achievement gap in computer science.

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Grace Wainaina

Undergraduate Alum

Hi, I'm Grace!

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Greg Kim

Undergraduate Alum

Greg is an undergraduate student at Northwestern University studying Computer Science in the McCormick School of Engineering. His current research focuses on enabling beginner web developers to learn and build projects on their own.

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Henry Spindell

Undergraduate Alum

Henry is a BA/MS student studying Computer Science in McCormick. He is interested in entertainment, education, practical applications of AI, and long walks on the beach. He is currently working on an architecture for creating experiences that collect data through users' actions.

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Hyung-Soon Kim

Undergraduate Alum

Hyung-Soon is an undergraduate junior studying Computer Science. He is interested in AI, crowdsourcing, and the design and building of interactive experiences. His current research focuses on methods of translating habit building experiences into data usable for different research domains.

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Jennie Werner

Undergraduate Alum

Jennie is an undergraduate student at Northwestern University studying Computer Science in the McCormick School of Engineering. Her current research explore how to facilitate people opportunistically coming together to participate in shared experiences based on situational context.

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Jenny Chang

Undergraduate Alum

Hi, I'm Jenny!

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Jon Rovira

Undergraduate Alum

Jon is an undergraduate student at Northwestern University studying Computer Science in the McCormick School of Engineering. His current research focuses on using professional examples to create curated learning experiences for software developers.

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Jonah Ruffer

Undergraduate Alum

Jonah is an undergraduate student at Northwestern University majoring in Computer Science in the engineering school. Jonah coaches gymnastics in Highland Park. He is interested in user interfaces and mobile application development. His research will involve situation specific crowdsourcing (known as waitsourcing).

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Josh Klein

Undergraduate Alum

Josh is a senior studying Computer Science and pursuing the Segal Design Certificate. He is working on building tools to help people regulate in the moment.

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Josh Shi

Undergraduate Alum

Josh is an undergradute studying Computer Science in the McCormick School of Engineering. His research is based around helping students learn to view computer science as a collaborative, creative activity through competitive games.

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Judy Lee

Undergraduate Alum

Judy is a sophomore studying Computer Science and Asian-American Studies in Weinberg. She is currently researching metacognitive reflection and its benefits on the research process.

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Kalina Silverman

Undergraduate Alum

Kalina Silverman is an undergraduate majoring in Broadcast Journalism at the Medill School of Journalism. As the co-founder and president of Northwestern's Mixed Race Student Coalition, she is interested in further finding ways to bridge connections between individuals of diverse backgrounds on a global scale. She is currently working on a platform that inspires deeper, meaningful interactions in every day life.

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Katherine Lin

Undergraduate Alum

Katherine is an undergraduate student at Northwestern University studying Computer Science in the McCormick School of Engineering. She is interested in human-centered design, crowdsourcing, and sustainability. Her current research explores the intersection between habit formation and citizen science.

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Katie George

Undergraduate Alum

Katie is currently a BA/MS student in Computer Science. Her interests include HCI, design, social computing, ultimate frisbee, and cold pizza. Her current research in DTR involves creating an interface to help beginning web developers start their very own projects.

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Kevin Chen

Undergraduate Alum

Kevin is an undergraduate student at Northwestern University majoring in Computer Science in the McCormick School of Engineering. He is interested in technology that interconnects physical spaces and digital media, augmented and virtual reality, and astronomy . Kevin's previous projects explored low-fidelity prototyping methods facilitated by Google Glass, and a virtual reality game player using the Oculus Rift can direct a person in the physical world as their avatar or character. Currently, he was working on building a platform to facilitate collective experiences.

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Kieran Bondy

Undergraduate Alum

Kieran is a computer science student at Northwestern University. He was introduced to computer science during highschool when his brother and I began developing IOS games. He started taking classes at school and fell in love with the subject. The freedom in problem solving allowed him to be creative in a way that no other subject had before. Since then he has pursued this passion in and out of school developing applications in his free time as he continues to grow as a developer. He is a member of the orchestration scripts project.

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Lily Zhang

Undergraduate Alum

Lily is an undergraduate researcher studying Computer Science in the McCormick School of Engineering. She is interested in HCI/UX, machine learning, and design. Her current research involves determining productive coding habits and finding ways to reinforce them.

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Maggie Lou

Undergraduate Alum

Maggie is an undergrad studying Computer Science in the McCormick School of Engineering and is a part of the On-the-Go Crowdsourcing SIG in DTR.

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Mary Truong

Undergraduate Alum

Mary is a senior studying Computer Science and Art Theory and Practice. She likes to make weird art things about technology. Her research is on digitally mediating new friendships based on pre-existing friendships.

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Mason Lin

Undergraduate Alum

Mason is a Junior studying Computer Science. He is currently working on the Collective Experience project. He is passionate about creating immersive digital experiences.

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Matthew Wang

Undergraduate Alum

Hi I'm Matthew, a computer engineering student who is passionate about software development. In my spare time, I enjoy doing cardistry and breakdancing.

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Maxine Whitely

Undergraduate Alum

Maxine is a senior studying Computer Science. She's excited about journalism technology and curious about how people learn. She is currently researching ways to transform professional sites across the internet into learning opportunities for novice web developers.

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Meg Grasse

Undergraduate Alum

Meg is a senior studying Computer Science in the McCormick School of Engineering. Her current research explores mobile prototyping using mixed-fidelity elements.

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Megan Conlon

Undergraduate Alum

Megan is a senior double majoring in computer science and dance. She is interested exploring the crossover between technology and the arts. Her research involves helping students gain awareness and track their learning strategies so that they can perform better in coursework and increase self-efficacy.

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Michael Wang

Undergraduate Alum

Michael is an undergraduate senior at Northwestern majoring in Computer Science. His interests lie primarily in human-computer interaction and crowdsourcing. His research is currently involved in helping programmers learn web and component design.

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Morgan Walker

Undergraduate Alum

Morgan is a junior computer science major in the McCormick School of Engineering. She is interested in civic tech and her current research involves determining ways to encourage new programmers to embrace challenge rather than shy away from it.

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Natalie Ghidali

Undergraduate Alum

Hi! I'm Natalie.

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Navin Gopaul

Undergraduate Alum

Navin is a fifth year student in the combined BA/MS program at Northwestern University studying computer science. His current research is focused on allowing people to opportunistically come together to participate in meaningful experiences and build new connections.

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Nicole Zhu

Undergraduate Alum

Nicole is an undergraduate student at Northwestern University majoring in English and Computer Science. She works on projects with the student group Design for America and does web design for the news site North by Northwestern. Her interests include crowdsourcing, interactive news/storytelling, and social design. Her research involves developing a mobile app to promote low-effort crowdsourcing through physical gestures and mobile sensors.

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Nikhil Pai

Undergraduate Alum

Nikhil is an undergrad researcher. His DTR project helps novice web developers start their very own projects.

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Nina Cong

Undergraduate Alum

Nina is a senior majoring in Journalism and Computer Science. She is currently working on the Collective Narrative project and is very passionate about the intersection of media and technology.

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Nneoma Oradiegwu

Undergraduate Alum

Nneoma is an undergrad studying Computer Science in the McCormick School of Engineering. Her current research is focused on promoting and supporting independent, continuous reflection and metacognitive growth within the context of Agile Research Studios (ARS).

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Olivia Barnett

Undergraduate Alum

Olivia is an undergrad in the McCormick School of Engineering majoring in computer science. Her current research involves harnessing the power of crowdsourcing to gather high fidelity data.

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Olivia Gallager

Undergraduate Alum

Olivia is a junior majoring in Computer Science. She is currently working on the Metacognitive Reflection project and is interested in HCI applications in the learning sciences.

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Philip House

Undergraduate Alum

Philip is an undergraduate student at Northwestern University studying Computer Science in the McCormick School of Engineering. His primary interests lie in crowdsourcing and seeing how the web can change how people interact and learn. His current research involves exploring how online education can simultaneously teach and contribute meaningful data.

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Priya Shah

Undergraduate Alum

Priya is a sophomore studying Computer Science and Economics from the Weinberg School of Arts and Sciences.

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Richard Huang

Undergraduate Alum

CS student at Northwestern University

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Ryan Jeon

Undergraduate Alum

Ryan Jeon is a Junior studying computer science at Northwestern University. He is part of the Collective Experience API SIG in DTR.

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Ryan Madden

Undergraduate Alum

Ryan is an undergraduate student at Northwestern University studying Computer Science in the McCormick School of Engineering. His current research involves building tools to expedite the development of collective experience applications.

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Salome Kariuki

Undergraduate Alum

Salome is a senior student studying Computer Science in Northwestern's McCormick School of Engineering. Her research focuses on developing tools to help novice web developers learn professional CSS techniques and apply these techniques in new contexts.

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Sam Naser

Undergraduate Alum

Samuel Naser is a sophomore studying computer science at Northwestern University, part of the On-the-Go Crowdsourcing SIG in DTR. Passionate about data science, crowdsourcing, and albino sea turtles, in that order.

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Sameer Srivastava

Undergraduate Alum

Sameer is a senior at Northwestern University studying computer science and mechanical engineering. He is interested in doing work in UI/UX. His current research in the ARS is focused on helping student with planning in an agile research setting.

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Sanfeng Wang

Undergraduate Alum

Sanfeng is a BEAST studying computer science and radio/television/film. He is currently researching methods to collect user narratives and promote shared interactions and experiences between strangers.

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Sarah Lim

Undergraduate Alum

Sarah is a senior in Computer Science, interested in computing education, programming languages, and web technologies. Her research explores techniques for generating low-barrier learning materials from complex webpage source code, but her primary contribution will always be DTR Geocities.

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Sasha Weiss

Undergraduate Alum

Sasha is a computer science major at Northwestern University in the McCormick School of Engineering. He's a huge Star Wars nerd, and outside of CS is involved in building sets for theater on campus. His current research focuses on using smart reminder systems to help achieve long-term goals.

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Sehmon Burnam

Undergraduate Alum

Sehmon is an undergraduate student at Northwestern University studying computer science. His current research is focused on understanding student learning and skill development within the context of Agile Research Studios.

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Shana Azria

Undergraduate Alum

Shana is an undergraduate student at Northwestern University majoring in Computer Science. She is interested in mobile development, interface design and crowdsourcing. She is currently working on a crowdsourcing mobile application that uses location-based notifications to prompt users to complete a task.

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Shankar Salwan

Undergraduate Alum

Shankar (Shanks) is a Senior studying computer science. His current project area focuses on skill tracking and growth in independent-learning communities. He is passionate about procrastinating, teaching, music and writing. Check out Peter Cat Recording Co. for a new experience with music.

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Shannon Nachreiner

Undergraduate Alum

I'm a senior studying CS, particularly interested in HCI and UX design. I have held internships at zZounds.com and Ford Motor Company, and after graduation I will be a software engineer at Course Hero, an education startup based in the Bay Area. My current research with DTR revolves around facilitating collective experiences (activities or tasks that people can do together) through technology.

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Shawn Caeiro

Undergraduate Alum

Shawn is a senior undergraduate pursuing a dual BS/MS in Computer Science. He is interested in machine learning, crowdsourcing, and human computer interaction. In his free time he loves to work on open source projects and build iOS apps . In DTR, Shawn focuses on using crowdsourcing workflows to help build immersive experiences.

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Stephen Chan

Undergraduate Alum

Stephen is an undergraduate Computer Science student. He is currently working on a project on low-effort crowdsourcing in physical spaces.

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Suzy Lee

Undergraduate Alum

Suzy is an undergraduate studying Computer Science in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. She is currently exploring the design of programs that facilitate opportunistic interactions between people across distance and time.

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Tommy McHugh

Undergraduate Student Researcher Alum

Tommy is a sophomore studying Learning Sciences and Computer Science. His current project area focuses on how to automatically provide contextual resources to improve students' regulation skills based on the challenges they face in their work. Tommy is also exploring inclusive music, programming, and constructionist learning environments.

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Victoria Cabales

Undergraduate Alum

Victoria is an undergrad researcher studying Computer Science and Journalism. Her current research explores scaffolding metacognitive reflections within the context of Agile Research Studios.

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Vishal Giridhar

Undergraduate Alum

Vishal is a 4th year Computer Science student. His research deals with scaling learning communities.

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Zachary Cmiel

Undergraduate Alum

Zach is a junior studying Computer Science in Mccormick! He's working on the Collective Experience for Relationship Development project

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Zak Allen

Undergraduate Alum

Zak is an undergraduate student at Northwestern University majoring in Computer Science in the McCormick School of Engineering. He is minoring in business and also plays on the soccer team. Zak is interested in crowdsourcing, user-centered design, and human-computer interaction. His research includes exploring how emotional tags can be linked to Instagram photos.

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Zev Stravitz

Undergraduate Alum

Zev is an undergraduate studying computer science in Mccormick. He is currently working on the Metacognitive Reflections project within ARS.