Jeff’s research seeks to understand user interactions to drive new applications at the intersection of human-computer interaction and information retrieval. Jeff expects to receive his Ph.D. in Information Science in June 2013 from the University of Washington at Seattle under the guidance of Professor Susan Dumais. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Jeff is a 2012-2013 Facebook Fellowship recipient and was a Google Research Award winner in 2012. He was a CHI 2011 and CHI 2013 Best Paper Finalist and received the SIGIR 2010 Best Paper Award.
“I'm thrilled to be joining the Computer Science department at Brown and its community of amazing faculty, staff, and students,” said Jeff. “I am honored to have the opportunity to teach and do research at Brown, and cannot imagine a better place for my work. I look forward to collaborating with a diverse set of people to address the challenges of human-centered computing.”
Professor David Laidlaw stated, “I'm very psyched that Jeff will be joining us. He's a great addition to Brown's Computer Science Department. I think that his work on how humans and computers interact is going to become more and more important as computers become more and more embedded in our lives.”
“I am delighted to welcome Jeff to Brown, said Chair Roberto Tamassia. “His outstanding work is central to the department’s strategic research area of human-centric computing.”