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.
Tamara Zubatiy is a PhD student studying Human Centered Computing at Georgia Tech. Her research is focused on using conversational assistants to empower older adults who have mild cognitive impairment and their caregivers through everyday home activities. Tamara’s advisor is Professor Elizabeth Mynatt.
Jeremy Johnson is a Research Scientist with the Interactive Media Technology Center (IMTC), where he has been working since 1999. Jeremy’s interests include ubiquitous computing, augmented reality, human-computer interaction, computer audio, sound design and creative applications of computing to the arts. Jeremy's work with the ECL lab focuses on guiding software development projects like MyPath.
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.
Niharika is a second-year master’s student in the Human-Computer Interaction Program with a specialization in Interactive Computing. She graduated with a Bachelors of Technology degree in Computer Science and Engineering from VIT Vellore, India in 2019. Her primary research interests lie on the intersection of technology and healthcare solutions arising from evidence-based user research. She is currently working on the Mild Cognitive Impairment project, particularly on the use of Social Assistants to empower the members and caregivers.
Kunal is a 2nd year Masters student in the Human-Computer Interaction Program at Georgia Tech. He worked as a software developer in Siemens Healthcare before turning to full-time UX designer at a design agency before his Masters. He’s interested in exploring how emerging technologies can be used to improve people’s health and well-being. He’s currently working on empowering older adults with MCI and their care-partners through conversational assistants.
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!