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I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Software & Information Systems at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. I received my Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and my Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. I was a member of Dr. Gregory Abowd's Ubicomp (Ubiquitous Computing) Research Group at Georgia Tech.


My research interests are in human-computer interaction (HCI) and ubiquitous computing (Ubicomp). I investigate tools and methods to support the development of novel ubiquitous computing systems and techniques and models to facilitate user interactions with off-the-desktop computing devices and services.

My current work also includes the design and evaluation of assistive technologies, novel text input methods, mobile tools to encourage civic participation, and new context sensing methods.

Check out my research projects page for more information about the research described above & more!


If you are already a student at UNCC and are interested in working with me, please check out my research projects page before emailing me. In general, I expect students to commit to at least two terms of research if you want to join my research group. I am currently particularly interested in recruiting students who want to work on assistive technologies or applications to support civic participation.

If you want to do a PhD with me, you will also need to apply to the College of Computing & Informatics. I do not have any control over this process.


Department of Software and Information Systems
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223

office: Room 323B, Woodward Hall

phone: 704-687-8772

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