I am a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at University of Colorado Boulder. My research area is Human-Centered Computing. I am part of Project EPIC (Empowering the Public with Information in Crisis) working with Professor Leysia Palen. My research interests are in crisis informatics, social computing, information diffusion, and data visualization.
Previously, I graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from Santa Clara University. My interest in human-centered computing comes from several of my experiences throughout college, including training rural women in IT skills in India, developing a mobile app for local homeless people in the Bay Area, and leading a group of high school girls as they learned programming and mobile development.
I received a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for my research proposal: “Image-Based Social Media Communication in Disaster Events.”
I was interviewed for my alma mater’s weekly newspaper, The Santa Clara: Graduate Makes Waves in Data Mining
While attending SC15 in Austin, I was interviewed for Science Node, an online science publication: Mining Social Media to Manage Crises