AR/VR | Computational Fabrication | Creativity Support
I'm currently doing mixed reality and computational design research in the Four Eyes Lab
and Expressive Computation Lab
, advised by
Prof. Tobias Hollerer
Prior to my PhD I worked as a Research Assistant (under Prof. Pedro Lopes) in the
Human-Computer Interaction Lab
at the University of Chicago, where I discovered my passion for human centered design
and cultivated critical research skills.
My current research is in creativity support- collaborating directly with artists to use technology to
further creative possibilities in their crafts. I'm interested in discovering the value/benefits mixed reality can provide for
visualization, direct manipulation, and skill development for artists. A unique approach I plan to explore is how
systems can not only be designed to support artists in collaboration, as tools, but also how they can benefit human
capabilities by helping develop human skills that will be retained even once technology is removed from the environment.
My past research has included accessibility design and application, computational fabrication, and
developing programs to lower the knowledge barrier for utilizing complex design technology. Projects I've dedicated significant amounts of time too have focused on
aiding the visually impaired community as well as making creative technologies more accessible to the general population.
I have a strong desire to learn new skills and branch out to discover other areas in which technology can support creativity and growth.
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