6.27.2014Awarded NSF grant to study personalization services and pollution attacks with Wenke Lee, Nick Feamster, Hongyuan Zha, and Hans Klein from Georgia Tech and Michael Bailey of University of Michigan.
5.8.2014Awarded funding from the National Security Agency for our work on software updates.
4.6.2014Became papers-co chair for DEV 2014.
2.14.2014Awarded Google research grant for project on studying mobile Internet users' data habits.
2.4.2014NetCHI lab website launched.
1.15.2014Presented a seminar at University of Cape Town.
I'm an Assistant Professor in the iSchool at University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) in the field of Human-Computer Interaction. I am also a member of University of Maryland's Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) and I have an affiliate appointment in the Department of Computer Science. I direct the NetCHI lab which is part of HCIL. Prior to joining UMD, I completed post-doctoral research fellowships at ResearchICTAfrica in Cape Town, South Africa and with Prof. W. Keith Edwards at the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology. I received my Ph.D. in Human-Centered Computing from Georgia Institute of Technology where I was advised by Prof. Rebecca E. Grinter. Before moving to the USA, I completed my MSc., BSc.(Hons), and BSc. in Computer Science at the University of Cape Town, South Africa (my beautiful home country).