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. student 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.