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    I am an Assistant Professor in the Information Sciences and Technologies Department of the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. My research is in the area of human-computer interaction, where I concentrate on new interaction techniques, devices, and applications. Historically I have concentrated on wearable and mobile computing, with the goal of allowing people to be less focused on their technology and more engaged with the world, while still reaping the creativity and productivity benefits of their devices. My current research continues this thread while adding a second focus on helping non-experts more easily understand and use personal fabrication technology such as 3D printers, laser cutters, and CNC routers. I received my PhD in Computer Science from Georgia Tech. My thesis concentrated on "microinteractions", which are interactions with a device that are typically under four seconds long. Examples include checking the time on your watch, glancing at your current speed on you car's dashboard, or shutting off your cell phone's ringer. I worked on interfaces for microinteractions on wristwatch computers, and created a tool to help designers build gesture-based interfaces to on-body devices. In the past I have done many things, such as helping to create a system for commanding officers to understand what's happening with their soldiers in the field; automatically learning peoples' daily schedules through GPS tracking; working on the first commercially available open-hardware wearable computer; and creating a device that allows elderly people to gesture to control lights and media equipment rather than use remote controls. Specialties: wearable computing, human-computer interaction, mobile devices, mobile interaction, gesture interfaces, microinteractions, pattern recognition, machine learning, prototyping, gps