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Alumni (former interns, unless otherwise noted)

2014

David Kale

Completing PhD at USC

Worked with Scott Saponas and Dan Morris on wearable cardiovascular wellness sensing

Saba Emrani

Completing PhD at North Carolina State

Worked with Scott Saponas and Dan Morris on signal processing methods for physiological signals

Dimitris Papanikolaou

Completing Doctor of Design at Harvard

Worked with A.J. Brush on smart furniture design

Chad Stolper

Completing PhD at Georgia Tech

Worked with Bongshin Lee

Orestis Vardoulis

Completing PhD at EPFL

Worked with Scott Saponas, Dan Morris, Desney Tan, Shwetak Patel, and Nic Villar on noninvasive health sensing

Siddharth Khullar (was a postdoc)

Principal Data Scientist at Quanttus

Worked with Scott Saponas, Dan Morris, Desney Tan, and Neel Joshi on noninvasive health sensing

Logan Kendall

Completing PhD at the University of Washington

Worked with Dan Morris and Desney Tan on understanding the value of continuous health sensing

Nicki Dell

Completing PhD at the University of Washington

Worked with Scott Saponas and Dan Morris on mobile health sensing

Jeremiah Wander

Completing PhD at the University of Washington

Worked with Dan Morris and Scott Saponas on physiological signal quality estimation

2012

Andrew Guillory

Director of Everything at Sparse Vector Games

Worked with Dan Morris, Sumit Basu, and Scott Saponas on ML for pitch tracking and human activity recognition

Morgan Dixon

Completing PhD at the University of Washington

Worked with Scott Saponas, Dan Morris, and Desney Tan on mobile health sensing

Sidhant Gupta

Researcher at Microsoft Research

Worked with Dan Morris and Desney Tan on non-contact haptic feedback

Matt Kay

Completing PhD at the University of Washington

Worked with Dan Morris and m.c. schraefel on consumer perceptions of weight scales

Rubaiat Kazi

Completing PhD at the National University of Singapore

Worked with Bongshin Lee on designing a sketch-based interface for data exploration

Shyam Upadhyay

Completing PhD at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Worked with CUE on good stuff

Harsh Vathsangam

Postdoc at USC

Worked with Scott Saponas, Dan Morris, and Desney Tan on mobile health sensing and gesture recognition

Jason Wiese

Completing PhD at Carngie Mellon

Worked with Scott Saponas and A.J. Brush on mobile activity sensing

Adiyan Mujibiya

Research Scientist, Rakuten Institute of Technology

Worked with Desney Tan on mobile gesture recognition

Matthias Böhmer

Researcher at DFKI

Worked with Scott Saponas and Jaime Teevan on making mobile phones less irritating in meetings

Jagoda Walny

Completing PhD at the University of Calgary

Worked with Bongshin Lee, Sheelagh Carpendale, and Nathalie Henry Riche on designing a sketch-based interface for data exploration

Amy K. Karlson (was a researcher in CUE)

On a research hiatus to enjoy her son Milo's early years

Was a Research Scientist in the CUE group from 2007-2012

2011

Julie Medero

Completing PhD at the University of Washington

Worked with Dan Morris, Lucy Vanderwende, and Michael Gamon on NLP techniques for hospital information displays

Ryder Ziola

Engineer at Google

Worked with Scott Saponas and A.J. Brush on activity recognition from inertial sensors

Akash Badshah

Undergrad at MIT

Worked with Desney Tan and Dan Morris on gyroscope-based haptics

Lou Kratz

Arbiter of Awesome at Curalate

Worked with Dan Morris, Scott Saponas, and Desney Tan on motion gesture recognition

Kaushik Subramanian

Completing PhD at Georgia Tech

Worked with Dan Morris, Scott Saponas, and Desney Tan on electrophysiological data analysis

Laura (Pfeifer) Vardoulakis

Engineer at Google

Worked with Amy Karlson, Dan Morris, Desney Tan, and Greg Smith on patient-friendly information displays

2010

Tao Ni

Research Scientist at MicroStrategy

Worked with Amy Karlson on novel interaction systems for medicine

Hong Lu

Research Scientist at Intel

Worked with A.J. Brush on speech analysis for mobile devices

Lauren Wilcox

Assistant Professor at Georgia Tech

Worked with Dan Morris and Desney Tan on designing technology for hospital patients

Gabe Cohn

Researcher at Microsoft Research

Worked with Dan Morris and Desney Tan on novel input systems

Jeff Browne

Completing PhD at UC Santa Barbara

Worked with Bongshin Lee, Sheelagh Carpendale, and Nathalie Henry Riche on data analysis on interactive whiteboards

Shah Amini

Completing PhD at Carnegie Mellon

Worked with A.J. Brush and Amy Karlson on mobile search

Saleema Amershi

Researcher at Microsoft Research

Worked with Bongshin Lee on interactive machine learning

2009

Jonathan Lester

Research Scientist at Microsoft

Worked with A.J. Brush and Desney Tan on sensor-based classification of fluids

Dave Dearman

Research Scientist at Nokia Research

Worked with Amy Karlson on multimodal mobile input

Zhicheng Liu

Postdoc at Stanford

Worked with Bonghin Lee on a visual analytics system that couples interactive visualization with an automated diagnostic engine

Kyungmin Min

Completing PhD at KAIST, South Korea

Worked with Bonghin Lee and Tim Paek on voice-accessible web

Junius Gunaratne

Engineer at Google

Worked with A.J. Brush on integrating mobile and desktop interactions

Chris Harrison

Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon

Worked with Desney Tan and Dan Morris on multimodal input

Meredith Skeels

Completed PhD at the University of Washington

Worked with Desney Tan on hospital ethnography

Lana Yarosh

Researcher at AT&T Research

Worked with A.J. Brush and Kori Inkpen to explore methods for supporting free-play over video conferencing by children

2008

Paul Andre

Postdoc at Carnegie Mellon

Worked with Ed Cutrell, Greg Smith, and Desney Tan on alternative interfaces for image search

Adrienne Andrew

Software Scientist at ARO

Worked with Amy Karlson and AJ Brush investigating the use of voice and ink for mobile micro-note capture

Michael Bernstein

Assistant Professor at Stanford

Worked with Desney Tan, Greg Smith, Mary Czerwinski, and Eric Horvitz on games for annotating people within social networks

Marshini Chetty

Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland

Worked with AJ Brush, Brian Meyers, and Paul Johns on understanding home computer power management

Rebecca Fiebrink

Assistant Professor at Princeton

Worked with Dan Morris and Meredith Morris on dynamic mapping of physical controls for tabletop groupware

Andrea Grimes

Assistant Professor at Northeastern

Worked with Desney Tan and Dan Morris on studying technologies that support family reflections on health

Shaun Kane

Assistant Professor at UMBC

Worked with Amy Karlson on studying cross-device web use

Eric Nichols

Engineer at Google

Worked with Dan Morris and Sumit Basu on data-driven exploration of musical chord sequences

Erin Solovey

Assistant Professor at Drexel

Worked with Desney Tan and Dan Morris on using EEG to measure audio attention

Justin Talbot

Completing PhD at Stanford University

Worked with Bongshin Lee, Ashish Kapoor, and Desney Tan on interactive visualization to support machine learning with multiple classifiers

2007

James Fogarty (was a visiting professor)

Assistant Professor at the University of Washington

Worked with Desney Tan and Dan Morris on Muscle-Computer Interfaces

T Scott Saponas

Researcher at Microsoft Research

Worked with Desney Tan and Dan Morris on Muscle-Computer Interfaces (2007-2009)

Ian Simon

Engineer at Smule

Worked with Dan Morris and Sumit Basu on MySong/Songsmith

Pradeep Shenoy

Postdoc at UCSD

Worked with Desney Tan and Ashish Kapoor on using EEG to measure implicit human processing and classify images

2006 and before (ancient history)

Kyzysztof Gajos (was a visiting professor)

Assistant Professor at Harvard University

Worked with Desney Tan and Mary Czerwinski on effects of predictability and accuracy in adaptive user interfaces

David Grimes

Researcher at NeuroVista

Worked with Desney Tan on using EEG to measure cogntiive load

Johnny Lee

Rapid Evaluator at Google

Worked with Desney Tan on using low-cost EEG for task classification in HCI research

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