08/2020: I received my PhD!
Thank you to my wonderful committee for supporting and guiding me through this process!
07/2020: Successfully defended my dissertation :)
My years-long effort has culminated in a successful dissertation defense! Entitled "Interactional Slingshots: Providing Support Structure to User Interactions in Hybrid Intelligence Systems," my dissertation proposes the idea of using interactional slingshots to provide support to user interactions. I demonstrate that building hybrid intelligence systems with each of these interactional slingshot support mechanisms---nudging, assisting, and guiding a user’s interaction with data---improves annotation outcomes, such as annotation speed, accuracy, effort level, even when annotators’ expertise and skill levels vary.
06/2020: Awarded a Rackham Graduate Student Grant
Grateful to the Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan for awarding me a Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant! Rackham's funding has been instrumental in my being able to attend conferences and carrying out research work, so three cheers for them! :)
02/2020: Co-instructor for EECS Inclusive teaching workshops
Working with five other fantastic colleagues, I co-taught multiple workshops addressing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion issues in EECS courses. These workshops were aimed at EECS instructional staff and presented inclusive teaching efforts that help reduce barriers to success that CSE students face in the classroom.
01/2020: Instructor for EECS 493 (again!)
This time, I get to lecture alongside one of my teaching inspirations: Prof. Mark Guzdial!
09/2019: Graduate Student Instructor for EECS 493
05/2019: Summer internship at Microsoft Research
Over the moon to be interning at Microsoft Research for Summer 2019! I will be working with and learning from my mentors Justin Cranshaw and Pamela Bhattacharya. We'll be looking at what it means for relationship management if we had an intelligent assistant (like calendar.help) to help with this task. Holla @ me if you'll be in Seattle anytime in the summer :)
05/2019: Paper at ACL
Our submission entitled "A Large-Scale Corpus for Conversation Disentanglement" has been accepted at ACL 2019! (This work was led by Jonathan Kummerfeld, our lab's amazing postdoc.)
01/2019: Instructor for EECS 493
I'm an Instructor of Record for EECS 493: User Interface Development for the Winter 2019 semester! This senior-level course presents design methods, UI abstractions, and practical examples of tools and languages commonly used in (web) UI development---all grounded within core HCI principles.
11/2018: UMich CSE Graduate Honors Competition finalist
I was the "Interactive Systems" representative for this year's honors competition! I talked about my work in creating robust, reliable, and deployable systems by leveraging crowdsourcing to create new training processes in order to solve real-world problems. Click here for a press article covering this event.
09/2018: Workshop paper at CSCW
Our submission entitled "Challenges in Making Situated Interactions
Accessible to Motor-Impaired Users" got accepted to the Accessible Voice
Interfaces Workshop at CSCW
04/2018: Paper at HCOMP
Our submission entitled "EURECA: Enhanced Understanding of Real
Environments via Crowd Assistance" has been accepted at HCOMP