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A.J. Brush

A.J. Brush

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Check out Lab of Things, a flexible platform for research that uses connected devices in homes. My closing keynote at SIGCSE 2014 describes why we built LoT, what the platform includes, and has case studies of folks using LoT.

My research area is Human-Computer Interaction with a focus on Ubiquitous Computing and Computer Supported Cooperative Work.  I study and build technology for homes and families.  My current focus is home automation as co-leader of the Lab of Things project which was built on HomeOS. I have studied home heatingmobile context-aware applications for activity recognition and location sharing, reducing email overload, interacting with technology beyond the desktop, and annotations for asynchronous collaboration. I am a Senior Member of the ACM and was honored to receive a Borg Early Career Award in 2010. I am co-chair of CRA-W, a group that works to increase the number of women in computing research. I co-organized the HomeSys 2013 workshop at UbiComp 2013 and served as co-general chair of UbiComp 2014

I graduated summa cum laude from Williams College in 1996 with a double major in Computer Science and Mathematics. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Washington in Sept 2002 and I have been at Microsoft Research since 2004.  My CV and biography have more details. 


Interns & Students Supervised

  • UWHCID Capstone project mentor for the Sound Choice project, Summer 2014, Prototype a smart watch system that translates sounds in the home to tactile and visual cues.
  • Dimitris Papanikolaou, Summer 2014, Connected Furniture
  • Erin Griffiths, Summer 2013, Healthy Furniture
  • Sarah Mennicken, Summer 2013, Interactive Furniture
  • Jason Wiese, Summer 2012 (with Scott Saponas) Human activity inference
  • Ryder Ziola, Summer 2011 (with Scott Saponas) Human activity inference
  • Hong Lu, Summer 2010 (with Bodhi Priyantha, Jie Liu, Amy Karlson) Speech recognition for mobile devices
  • Shah Amini, Summer 2010  (with John Krumm, Amy Karlson, Jaime Teevan) Mobile search with destination prediction
  • Andres Neyem, Summer 2009 (with Ranveer Chandra) Proximity sensing
  • Lana Yarosh, Summer 2009 (with Kori Inkpen)  Free play over video by children
  • Junius Gunaratne, Spring 2009  Sharing during mobile calls
  • Marshini Chetty, Summer 2008  Home computer power management
  • Adrienne Andrew, Spring 2008, (with Amy Karlson) Mobile micronote capture using voice and ink
  • Serge Egelman, Winter 2008, (with Kori Inkpen)  Account management on home computers
  • Kate Everitt, Summer 2007, (with Merrie Morris) Linking paper and digital documents
  • Andrea Grimes, Summer 2006,  Life scheduling and home/work calendar management
  • Kimberly Tee, Summer 2006, Spring 2007,  Communication and Sharing between extended family members 
  • Carman Neustaedter, Summer 2004, Summer 2005,  LINC, an inkable family calendar

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