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.
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. Dr. Jacobs graduated from the lab in 2017. She is currently a Assistant Professor at Northwestern University. She holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed a post-doc at Harvard. 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).
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.
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.
Taylor is a Master's student in the Human-Computer Interaction program. She has a Bachelor's in Psychology and specializes in User Experience Research. Her research interests include LGBTQ+ issues, diversity and inclusion, healthcare, mental health, and accessibility. She believes that technology can be used to empower individuals as well as larger communities. She is currently working on the LGBTQ+ Rise Up Covid-19 project.
Niharika is a 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 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 use of Conversational Assistants to empower older adults with MCI and their care partners.
Kunal is a Masters student in the Human-Computer Interaction Program. 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 Mild Cognitive Impairment and their care-partners through conversational assistants.
Phoebe is a Master’s student in the MS-HCI program. She specializes in User Experience Research where she plans, designs, and conducts research to gain user insights that help technology teams make impactful design decisions. She’s keen in technology related to healthcare, IoT, and culture. Outside research, she enjoys serving on the Graduate Council body and hiking with friends.
Jason is a Master's student in Human-Computer Interaction with a specialization in Psychology. He recently graduated from UC Santa Barbara where he majored in Biopsychology and conducted research in a memory lab. He is interested in the intersection of healthcare and technology and how technology can be used to solve larger health-related problems. He is currently working on the MCI project.
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!
Judah Krug is a third-year Computer Science student at Georgia Tech. He has been interested in using software development to create a positive and lasting impact on peoples’ lives since his first programming course in high school. Now, Judah plans to continue bringing this goal to life, having over a year of experience in the Everyday Computing Lab.
I am a PhD candidate in the Human-Centered Computing program at Georgia Tech. I am co-advised by Dr. Lauren Wilcox and Dr. Rosa Arriaga, and I am part of the Health Experience and Applications Lab (aka Hx Lab). My research focuses on designing collaborative health information technologies that scaffold patients' gradual participation in care. In my research, I apply quantitative and qualitative methods in various settings that span field interviews, patient portal analytics, surveys, diary studies, prototype design and deployment, and participatory design. With oncology, hematology, and rheumatology clinical collaborators at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, I am investigating how design methods can evolve to better engage adolescents and family caregivers throughout the process of tracking and co-designing rich representations of the patients’ daily illness experiences that have personal relevance to their management of treatment effects.