I am an Assistant Professor of Human-Centered Computing at Clemson University. I am the director of the Design and Research for In-Vehicle Experiences (DRIVE) Lab where we investigate a broad range of issues related to the human experience in conventional, fully automated and partially automated vehicles.
I received my Ph.D. in Human-Centered Computing from the University of Florida with a dissertation entitled, “Autonomous Vehicles and Visually Impaired Operators”. AT UF I was co-advised by Drs. Juan E. Gilbert and Shaundra B. Daily. I also have an MS in Software Engineering from East Carolina University where I was advised by Dr. M. H. Nassah Tabrizi.
During my graduate studies I was fortunate to intern, work with and otherwise collaborate with many great companies including Intel and the Harris Corporation.
Assistant Professor within the Human-Centered Computing Division of Clemson University's School of Computing.
Technical lead of an Agile team tasked with the design and development of the USDA’s national research portfolio management system, NIMSS. As the software architect and lead developer of the system, I led the NIMSS team from the initial system redesign through two major revisions.
Instructor of core computer science courses. Also developed a required software engineering course that taught the fundamental aspects of object-oriented analysis, design and software modeling using UML.
User research and R&D lead on a multi-disciplinary team, contributed to the development of project goals and formulation of research questions related to user performance improvements focused on the design of a classified critical systems product and the broader ERM/EOC product line.
Lead in a data-driven, dynamic environment responsible for requirements analysis, user research, design, prototyping and implementation of user-focused web and mobile systems.
Software developer and user research lead on complex projects from financial services systems and communications systems to HR recruiting systems.
Member of an Agile team responsible for user research, ideation, prototyping, development and user interface testing of an innovative web-based automotive sales HR system.
Human computer interaction (HCI), user experience (UX), human factors, quantitative & qualitative research methods, affinity diagramming, data visualization, ethnography, information architecture, interviews, heuristic evaluation, wireframing, prototyping, use cases, user stories, interactive design, co design, metrics, biometrics, user research, product design, study design.
Axure, InVision, SketchFlow, Adobe Creative Suite / Creative Cloud, Photoshop, Indesign, Visual Studio, PhpStorm, Visio, Microsoft Office, Qualtrics.
R, SPSS, MAXQDA, Excel.
C#, VB, .NET and MVC frameworks, PHP, HTML, JQuery, CSS, databases (Oracle, SQL, MySQL), XAML, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft LUIS, Azure artificial intelligence platform.
Proficient in project management, systems analysis, requirements specification, software testing, software modeling, software documentation, version control.
Experience in storytelling, product development and analyzing data, able to communicate effectively, comfortable working collaboratively, enthusiastic about working proactively, excellent problem-solving abilities, passionate about engaging user experiences, accessibility and field studies.
My research focuses on designing, building, and evaluating interactive technology that addresses societal issues of significance such as accessibility, mobility and wellness.
I have become increasingly interested in mobility and transportation and much of my recent research has investigated the accessibility of emerging mobility technologies like fully autonomous vehicles.
Learn more about my research at our lab website DRIVE Lab