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I am a researcher and computer scientist. I specialize in human-computer interaction (HCI). I research software systems for managing information spaces. My work aims to increase creative productivity in networks of human and AI and systems. My goal is to understand and design tools for engineering, design, writing, and scholarship that use software spaces, cognitive processes, and AI. My research is multidisciplinary, relating theory from a range of disciplines that include creative cognition, curation, social science, and HCI theory. I build systems, interview users, instrument log data, and apply mixed-methods to produce insight. My publications include ethnographies, statistical analyses, and design research of online curation for activities on the web for work and play.

I am currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville at the PAIRS lab. My PhD is from the Interface Ecology Lab at Texas A&M University. I worked for Adobe Research in 2014-2015 and Microsoft Research in the summers of 2015 and 2016. I graduated from LeTourneau University with a BS in Computer Science and Mathematics in 2009. For more details on my career and experience, read my CV.