steveg@cs (you can figure out the rest)
Box 1910, Computer Science Department
In 2012-13, I am a fourth-year computer science Ph.D student at Brown University in David Laidlaw's visualization group. My research is focused on the human factors involved in analyzing and evaluating information visualizations and scientific visualizations. Related interests broadly include design, behavioral science, and crowdsourcing. Thanks to our collaborators in brain science, we spend a lot of time looking at diffusion imaging and circuit diagrams of the human brain. My aim is to make it easier to evaluate these visualizations, especially when expert users like neurologists are unavailable to participate in user studies.
Before coming to Brown, I was a software engineer in New Hampshire. In 2007, I received a BA in computer science from Dartmouth College.
In Fall 2012, I was the teaching assistant for an upper-level course at Brown, CSCI 2370: Interdisciplinary Scientific Visualization.
In Spring 2014, I will be the instructor of CSCI 0931: Introduction to Computation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.
In 2010, I was the CS department Orientation Czar and organized research talks, new logins, and ice-breakers for incoming graduate students. In 2011-12, I was the department Social Czar and launched CS Movie Night. Since 2011, I organize a weekly reading group about information visualization and HCI (IVRG).
My non-science interests include photography and playing music.