I'm an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at Brown University. My research areas span human-computer interaction and information retrieval, across the domains of mobile devices, self-tracking, games, and web search. My work involves decoding users' behavioral data to drive novel applications. My Ph.D. is in Information Science from the University of Washington in Seattle, and my masters and undergraduate degrees are in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Before joining Brown, I analyzed search behavior at Microsoft Research, Google, Yahoo, and Bing. I was a Facebook Fellow and received a Google Research Award. I co-founded World Blender, a Techstars-backed company that makes geolocation mobile games. I am currently funded by NSF, including the NSF CAREER award. Brown University students interested in doing research work with me should review my HCI group's active projects and expect to allocate 1–2 semesters for independent study. I recommend taking one of my courses first and then contacting me with some information about your interests. You can find me on the popular social networking platform called email.