My research area is Human-Computer Interaction with a focus on Ubiquitous Computing and Computer Supported Cooperative Work. I study and build technology for homes and families. My current focus is home automation as co-leader of the Lab of Things project which was built on HomeOS. I have studied home heating, mobile context-aware applications for activity recognition and location sharing, reducing email overload, interacting with technology beyond the desktop, and annotations for asynchronous collaboration. I am a Senior Member of the ACM and was honored to receive a Borg Early Career Award in 2010. I co-organized the HomeSys 2013 workshop at UbiComp 2013 and am co-general chair of UbiComp 2014. I am also a board member of CRA-W, a group that works to increase the number of women in computing research. At Microsoft Research, I am a member of the Computational User Experiences (CUE) group. I graduated summa cum laude from Williams College in 1996 with a double major in Computer Science and Mathematics. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Washington in Sept 2002 and I have been at Microsoft Research since 2004.