I develop experimental technological prototypes related to journalism and public information. I aim to use scientific inquiry and technological innovation to help improve the productivity of public discourse and increase the quality of information flowing to the public.
After completing my undergraduate degree in Physics at MIT, I worked for ten years as a science and technology journalist and editor. During that time, I completed a Master of Journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.
Now I'm a doctoral candidate in Northwestern University's Technology and Social Behavior program, which melds computer science and communication studies. My home base is the Intelligent Information Laboratory, where I work under the supervision of my advisor, Larry Birnbaum.