I am a Researcher in the VIBE Group and also a member of the Social Computing Group. My research focuses on building social software based on social psychological principles in order to facilitate online social interactions and networks.
Current projects focus on social-cognitive aspects of social software, mobile social software, and enabling social collection and analysis of data.
I received my Ph.D. in Social and Personality Psychology from the University of Washington in 2002. There I studied personality and the unique and stable patterns of emotion and behavior each person shows in response to social situations.