Beth founded the Everyday Computing Lab in 1998 following her time at Xerox PARC working with Mark Weiser and others on ubiquitous computing. She is a Professor in the School of Interactive Computing, member of Microsoft Research US Technical Advisory Board, and member of CRA's Computing Community Consortium (CCC).
At Georgia Tech, Beth is the Executive Director of Georgia Tech's Institute for People and Technology.
Jessica is a Ph.D. Candidate in Human Centered Computing. Her research focuses on the characterization of non-suicidal self-injury and self-harm within a social computing context. Specifically, she studies the presentations of eating disorders online within adolescent populations. She is currently investigating how social computing activities can be captured by diagnostic tools, allowing healthcare professionals to better understand the breadth and depth of the digital contexts of their mental disease. She holds a B.S. and M.S. in International Affairs from Georgia Tech. She also currently works full-time as a Researcher for the Georgia Tech Research Institute in the Information and Communications Lab. Her research areas include computer supported cooperative work (CSCW), human-computer interaction (HCI), social computing, & mental health and wellness.
Maia Jacobs is a recent graduate from our lab but is continuing her work with us as a Research Scientist. Her PhD research examined how technology can provide users with the means to better cope with significant life changes. Specifically, she studies life changes in the context of breast cancer, exploring how mobile technology can support breast cancer patients as they move through the cancer journey, adapting to patients' changing needs, goals and priorities. She is currently a Post-doc at Harvard where she is extending her work into new domains. She holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also worked as a User Experience Specialist for Accenture. Her research areas include human-computer interaction (HCI), ubiquitous computing, and computer supported cooperative work (CSCW).
Hi! My name is Pearl Ruparel and I am MS in CS student here at Georgia Tech. I am specializing in Interactive Intelligence and HCI. I finished my undergraduate in CS at Georgia Tech in May 2018 concentrating in areas of People and Media. This semester, I am also a member of the SGA IT Board. My research interests lie in the areas of AI and HCI, and I have participated in research in HCI during my undergraduate as well. I am extremely excited to be a part of the Everyday Computing Lab
Rachel is a master’s student in Human Computer Interaction with a specialization in psychology. She graduated with her B.S. in psychology from Eckerd College in 2014 where her thesis work examined the use of mobile technology in social settings. After graduating, she worked as a clinical research coordinator for the Behavioral Immunology Program at Emory University. There she worked with breast cancer patients to study the effects of their disease and treatment on cognitive functioning, mood, and fatigue. Rachel’s research interests lie at the intersection of technology and health and aim to evaluate technological solutions for managing mental and physical health conditions.
Hi! I am a first-year master's student at the MS Human-Computer Interaction with a specialization in Interactive Computing. I have an undergrad degree in B.E Computer Science(2013 batch) from a university in India. Then, I worked at an MNC's IT wing for about 5 years. My roles have ranged across a developer, techno-functional analyst and a Team Lead with the responsibility of end to end enterprise mobile apps delivery. I came back to academia to learn more about how other disciplines like psychology and design intermingle with technology and how we can design products to have a wider and stronger impact.
I am looking to apply technology to solve problems in health/education issues while having a holistic view of the complete context of the problem area.
Cooper Link is a third year student at Georgia Tech studying Computer Science. He is passionate about disability accommodation technology and smart home devices. Cooper is from Kansas City, Missouri and looks forward to working in the Everyday Computing Lab!
Hello! My name is Jack Weinkselbaum and I'm a fifth year computer science major concentrating in People and Info Internetworks. This semester, I'm working part-time at NCR as an IT intern. On campus, I'm currently a tour captain for Georgia Tech Tour Guides as well as a member of the Georgia Tech Homecoming Committee. I very much look forward to being part of the Everyday Computing Lab!