CHI 2016

A paper of the some of the work I conducted while with the MTAGIC team was accepted at CHI. It’s great to see that work continue and to have been a contributor. The paper is titled¬†Characterizing How Interface Complexity Affects Children’s Touchscreen Interactions.¬†Camera ready version is available here.

Fall 2015

I accepted a teaching position in Germany for academic year 2015-2016 and have been enjoying the challenge of teaching courses such as cybersecurity, logic & reasoning, and ethics in information systems. Being in Europe has afforded me the opportunity to attend INTERACT in Bamberg, Germany and ITS (Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces) in Madeira, Portugal.

IUI 2015

I traveled to Atlanta, GA after St. Louis to attend iUI 2015. I participated in the doctoral consortium, receiving valuable feedback from committee members and my assigned mentor. It is a good idea to find a venue to present dissertation work and collaborate with others within your research field.

PerCom 2015

The paper that expands on our interview study of contextual factors for home energy consumption was accepted to PerEnergy ’15. I will be attending the conference in St. Louis, MO in March. Here is the abstract: Home energy management systems have become more widely available due to the continued emphasis on environmental consciousness, the increased […]

TEI 2015

I attended TEI (Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction) at Stanford University this January. It was attended by people from 18 different countries and I was able to talk to many of them since I was working as a student volunteer. The papers are about interactions that are not simply ‘on screen’ but are effected by […]

Special Projects

Summer of 2014 allowed me to work with the team at Satori Interactive in Alpharetta, GA. I gained experience with researching for product development and was able to hone my presentation writing skills. We are working on a paper to submit to Grace Hopper that will discuss some of the novel tools we created for […]


I traveled to the Bay Area and the Facebook campus to present work on privacy concerns with SMART meters. It was great to discuss security issues and the balance between privacy and convenience. Here is my paper: Irwin Soups