ABOUT ME

I'm a Computer Science PhD student in the Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Computing Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder, working under Dr. Sidney D'Mello. My work sits at the intersection of artificial intelligence and education. I used data-driven approaches to model complex socio-cognitive constructs in order to help students succeed. I am passionate about equity in computing, and consider inclusion to be a key ethical pillar in my approach to science. My prospective graduation date is July 2020.

EDUCATION

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Computational Behavioral Modeling

How can we use computers to automatically model complex human behaviors?

2015 - 2017

University of Notre Dame

Computer Science PhD Student

Collaborative Problem Solving

How do we design systems to support successful collaboration in STEM problem solving?

Artificial Intelligence in Education

How can AI be used to personalize education for the 21st century learner?

Diversity and Inclusion

How can we better support diversity and inclusion in education?

2015 - 2011

Auburn University

Bachelor of Software Engineering

Summa Cum Laude

2017 - Present

University of Colorado at Boulder

Computer Science PhD Student

Current Projects

Multimodal Models of Collaborative Problem Solving

I build fully-automated machine learning models of collaborative problem solving from multimodal signals, including language, facial expressions, prosody, and task interaction.

Multimodal Models of Collaborative Problem Solving

I build fully-automated machine learning models of collaborative problem solving from multimodal signals, including language, facial expressions, prosody, and task interaction.

Diversity and Makeup of Short-Term Teams

I analyze how gender, ethnic, and cognitive diversity of teams influence outcomes, like performance, learning, and perception of the collaboration.

Dynamic Interventions for Collaborative Problem Solving

I design interventions for STEM collaborative problem solving, with an eye towards creating a real-time system that supports effective collaboration.