steveg@cs (you can figure out the rest)
423 CIT

Box 1910, CS Department
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912

Steve's portrait


In 2013-14, I am a fifth-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. My aim is to make it easier to evaluate visualizations, especially when expert users are unavailable to participate in user studies. Related interests broadly include crowdsourcing, behavioral science, and design.

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 Spring 2014, I will be the instructor of CSCI 0931: Introduction to Computation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

In Fall 2012, I was the teaching assistant for an upper-level course at Brown, CSCI 2370: Interdisciplinary Scientific Visualization.


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.

From 2011-2013, I organized a weekly reading group about information visualization and HCI (IVRG).

My non-science interests include photography and playing music.