webcam eyetracking

webcam eyetracking


mobile sleep advisor

mobile sleep advisor


smarter crowd editing

smarter crowd editing


travel replay

travel replay





adaptive mobile ui

adaptive mobile ui


classroom sketching

classroom sketching


storytelling platform

storytelling platform


psychiatry from social

psychiatry from social

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Research Group
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Jeff Huang   Faculty

Jeff is an assistant professor in computer science, with a Ph.D. from the University of Washington. His work involves decoding users' behavioral data to drive novel applications. Jeff's research areas span human-computer interaction and information retrieval, across the domains of mobile devices, self-tracking, games, and web search.

Current Students
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Alexandra Papoutsaki   Ph.D. Student

Alexandra is a PhD student working on eye-tracking and crowdsourcing. Her main research aims to democratize eye tracking and make it accessible to the average computer user from the convenience of their own space. Before coming to Brown she received her BSc from the Athens University of Economics and Business in Greece.

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Nediyana Daskalova   Ph.D. Student

Nediyana is originally from Bulgaria with a computer science degree from Grinnell College in Iowa. She is doing research on how to improve college students' sleep habits, and is now working on a sleep tracking application that will help people improve their sleep by providing them with personalized recommendations.

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Jing Qian   Ph.D. Student

Jing is a Ph.D. student with a background in Product/User Experience Design and Media Arts. He is interested in researching adaptive user interfaces and augmented applications to enhance experiences among users and machines (mobile devices, computers, and wearables). He navigates between the realm of design and computer science.

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Shaun Wallace   Masters Student, incoming Ph.D. student

Shaun is a Masters student working on the design and development of Drafty. The focus of his research efforts centers on crowdsourcing. His goal is to assess which tasks a novice or expert perform better within the data collection and/or verification processes. He currently works at Brown University as a Senior Application Developer.

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Heather Sha   Masters Student, incoming Ph.D. student

Heather received her BS in Electrical Engineering and BA in Economics from Queen's University, Canada. She's interested in location-based computing, urban computing, graphical visualization, and how visualization and augmented technology would affect memorability and spatial perception.

Jessica Fu   Masters Student

Yuze He   Masters Student

Guillermo Beltran   Undergraduate Student

Aaron Gokaslan   Undergraduate Student

Arielle Chapin   Undergraduate Student

Jina Yoon   Undergraduate Student

Philip Hinch   Undergraduate Student

Sachin Pendse   Undergraduate Student

Rico Lizbinski   Undergraduate Student

Polina Tamarina   Undergraduate Student

Linda Park   Undergraduate Student

Guo Wang   Undergraduate Student

Abraham Peterkin   Undergraduate Student

Kelly Wang   Undergraduate Student


Lucy Van Kleunen   Undergraduate Student

Marianne Aubin-Le Quere   Undergraduate Student

Klaas Nelissen   Visiting Ph.D. Student from the University of Leuven (2017)

Yirui Huang   Visiting Intern from the University of Toronto (2017)

Eda Celen   Masters Student (2016), now UX developer at Dassault Systèmes

Adrienne Tran   Undergraduate Student (2016), now Founder at Neurocurious

April Tran   Undergraduate Student (2016), now software developer at IBM

James Laskey   Undergraduate Student (2016), now software developer at Google

Jiahui Li   Engineering Masters Student (2015), now software developer at Microsoft

Danaë Metaxa-Kakavouli   Undergraduate Student (2015), now Ph.D. student at Stanford

Prateek Arora   Undergraduate Student (2015), now software developer at Vistaprint

Patsorn Sangkloy   Masters Student (2015) advised by James Hays, now Ph.D. student at Georgia Tech

Eddie Yan   UCLA Undergraduate Student (2015), now Ph.D. student at the University of Washington

Erica Silverstein   Undergraduate Student (2014), now Masters student at Columbia University

Hak Rim Kim   Undergraduate Student (2014), now software developer at Whisper