I am Professor and Associate Chair in the School of Interactive Computing in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech, and a member of the Graphics, Visualization, and Usability (GVU) Center. I received my PhD from the Epistemology and Learning Group at the MIT Media Lab in 1997, and my BA in physics from Harvard University in 1987. I do research on collaborative computing, and am the founder of the ELC research group.
I study how people collaborate to create content online. Working together, people can create new kinds of products that were not previously possible. How do we support them in this creative process, and what new kinds of collaborations might be possible? How do interaction patterns shape the final product? How do software features shape interaction patterns?