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.
11.20.2013Our paper on ISP interconnectivity in Africa was accepted to the PAM conference.
10.10.2013Joined the Ubicomp 2014 program committee.
Paper on "Measuring Broadband Performance in South Africa" accepted to ACM DEV.
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).
During my graduate work, I was awarded an Intel Ph.D. fellowship, a Google Anita Borg fellowship and a Fulbright fellowship. I also completed several great internships at IBM Research, Hawthorne, Microsoft Research in Seattle, Microsoft Research in Cambridge, U.K., and with Microsoft Research on a special assignment in Cape Town, South Africa.