Assistant Professor, Human-Centered Computing @ Clemson University
TRACE Research Group;
TRACE Programming Bootcamp;
Clemson Autonomy Research Team
HFI @ Clemson University;
Watt Faculty Fellow
Greetings! I am an Assistant Professor and Director of the Team Research Analytics in Computational Environments (TRACE) Research Group within the division of Human-Centered Computing in the School of Computing at Clemson University. I also hold an affiliation in Clemson’s Human Factors Institute. In addition, I am a Faculty Scholar in Clemson’s School of Health Research, and a Watt Family Faculty Fellow. I received my PhD in Information Sciences & Technology with a focus on Team Decision Making, Cognition, and Computer Supported Collaborative Work from The Pennsylvania State University in the fall of 2014 with Madhu Reddy (now at Northwestern) as my advisor. After graduation, I accepted a position to be a Postdoctoral Scholar and Research Associate in Human Systems Engineering at Arizona State University working directly with Nancy Cooke.
My research interests are wide ranging and interdisciplinary, but can be generally linked to the integration of teamwork and technology in: Human Factors, Human Computer Interaction, Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, and Information Sciences.
For over 10 years, I have conducted research mainly focused on teamwork and collaborative technology within a variety of different contexts. My current research interests span across:
-Human-centered Collaborative Tools and Systems
A great deal of my work focuses on better understanding knowledge and intelligence in teams (human-human, human-AI, and AI-AI) through the study of team cognition, collective intelligence, and swarm intelligence. Specific contexts that I have conducted my research in: healthcare systems, homeland security, command and control, advanced manufacturing, and emergency crisis management. I currently serve on multiple international/societal program and technical committees, in addition to multiple editorial boards including Human Factors. I also actively participate in panels on the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and I am a member of the technical advisory board for the Army Research Lab. As a result of my work, my research has been published in peer-reviewed venues over 60 times and I have acquired over $8M in research funding.
Research Interests & Expertise: Human factors, team decision-making, human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, computer-supported cooperative work, team cognition, cognitive science, usability research and design, collaborative system design, human-centered design, team mental models, mental models, collaboration, collaborative information seeking, cognitive task analysis, knowledge elicitation, human autonomy teaming, healthcare systems, big data, simulations, cybersecurity
Research Methods: multiple computational methods relating to machine learning, A/B testing, card sorting, cognitive walkthrough, concept mapping, contextual inquiry, ethnography, experimental design, focus groups, heuristic evaluation, interviewing, personas, prototyping, scenarios, surveying, task analysis, usability testing, wireframing
News (Assuming I Routinely Update This)
6-3. Conference paper accepted to Winter Simulation Conference 2019.
6-1. I am honored to be selected to be on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Panel on Human Factors Science.
5-1. 7 conference papers accepted to HFES 2019.
3-25. Paper accepted to ECSCW 2019. This work will be published in Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW): The Journal of Collaborative Computing and Work Practices.
3-15. AHRQ Grant Human Factors Considerations in the Design and Implementation of Telemedicine- Integrated Ambulance-based Environments for Stroke Care funded (PI Chalil Madathil).
2-26. Our iConference 2019 paper The Innovation Ecology: Collaborative Information, Community Support, and Policy in A Creative Technology Community has been selected as one of five finalists for the 2019 Lee Dirks Award for Best Full Research Paper.
2-5. TRACE Research Group received a grant of $26k to fund a 3 week session of TRACE Programming Bootcamp. This is a programming camp focused on web development and will greatly help students at Clemson (across all Colleges) articulate their technical skills.
2.4. Paper accepted to 2019 CogSIMA.
1.15. Our $3M NSF NRT Program THINKER has started. We are actively looking for graduate students interested in this opportunity. The effort generally focuses on human-centered design and smart manufacturing.
1.11. Paper presented at 2019 HICSS.
11.19 Paper accepted to iConference 2019.
Talks and Travel (Recent)
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Hawaii International Conference on System Science (HICSS). Maui, HI.
Clemson Business Anthropology
Clemson Industrial Engineering
Clemson Computer Science
HFES 2018. Philadelphia, PA/
2018 ONR Science of Autonomy Program Review Meeting
CCC Early Career Symposium. DC.
Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care Symposium. Boston, MA