I am a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Hasso Plattner Institute working with Patrick Baudisch. I completed my PhD in Computer Science at the University of British Columbia, where I worked with Karon MacLean. During my PhD, I worked with Disney Research, first as an intern and then as a consultant.
I research Human-Computer Interaction, specifically, Haptic Computing. Haptic technology engages the sense of touch by providing physical feedback to users. I argue that the limiting factor for haptic technology is the lack of computing tools – systems that enable the creation, deployment, and large-scale study of haptic feedback. Without these tools, haptic technology will be limited to small, in-lab studies and slow deployment into commercial applications. My long-term goal is a suite of haptic computing tools to assist the creation, deployment, and study of haptic technology.