My current research focuses on privacy: How does technology influence individuals’ privacy-related attitudes and behaviors in a variety of online and offline contexts?

Previous projects (FXPAL, CMU):

Informing, designing and evaluating tools to support distributed workplace communication and collaboration

Project topics included:  video-based remote collaboration, enterprise communication platform use, and activity progress tracking/reporting

Designing public display systems for tourist support

Followed a user-centered process to help design and develop a public display-based system for foreign tourists in Japan

Explored and tested additional ways of providing personalized recommendations to users in a cold-start, offline scenario

Impression formation in peer production

My thesis work focused on the impact of instrumenting online work environments with social media functionalities that enhance social transparency.  I used a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods to understand how providing information about others' expertise and personal traits influenced collaborative outcomes such as receptivity to unknown contributions and desire for future interaction.