I’m currently looking for work after finishing a Masters Degree in Computer Science specializing in machine learning. During my masters program I was the Post Doc for a Solar Smart Home project. I also completed a PhD in Experimental Psychology from the same university. I specialize in behavioral psychology, quantitative psychology, and human computer interaction. During my PhD, I worked with an IGERT team on assistive smart technology helping them to quantify the needs of their residents and the caregivers involved. It was such an exciting job! I love working between departments whenever I'm given the chance.
The story I like to tell is that when I was young and just out of high school I had to make a decision on what I wanted to major in. I really enjoyed writing code in Java, which I had learned in high school, but I decided that I didn’t want to be stuck on a computer in a cubicle the rest of my life. And I really enjoyed my classes in psychology because I enjoyed studying people and learning about our patterns, but I wasn’t sure what I would do with it. So I had to decide between psychology and computer science, and I chose psychology. Now, they let me do both! It’s the best of both things that I love. I couldn’t imagine a better career for me.
Currently I’m looking for jobs in Data Science, Applied Machine Learning, or Quantitative User Experience Research. I have years of experience in statistical analysis and this has helped me a great deal when working with machine learning algorithms. I would love to continue working with smart homes, tablets, wearable, or mobile devices, however I have found that so long as the questions being asked and the data being analyzed are interesting, nothing else really matters. I would like to get out of health services if it’s possible, but I also know that my knowledge base is currently in elder design and caregiver needs and that this could be helpful in many health applications.
Please enjoy the rest of my website and the projects that I’ve been working on. I’m going to try to start a blog I’ve been thinking about for some time where I discus various interesting projects I'm working on. I hope that this site can give you an idea of who I am and what I love to do.
Please see my resume for more information!