I am a 4th year Human Centered Computing PhD student at Georgia Tech researching Computational Creativity and Creativity Support Tools. In particular, I am interested in applications that blend human and computational creativity, such as real time creative collaboaration between humans and computers. I work with Dr. Ellen Do in the Creative Machine Environment (ACME) Lab. I was a User Experience Research Intern at Google and Adobe, which has helped me understand the dynamics of user experience, interaction design, and research design.
I received my Bachelor's Degree in Cognitive Science from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. There, my studies focused on perception, creative cognition, and cognitive robotics. I also studied creativity in a more hands on way with a concentration in studio art. I started painting and drawing about ten years ago, and I've always liked to make collabaorattive art; it is more fun and creative. That idea stuck with me and evolved into a research project that explores the dynamics of human computer interaction during human-computer creativity. I'm now planning a startup based on my drawing program-- read more about it on my Creative Startup Blog.