I have worked in the Computer Science department at North Carolina State University since January, 2006. Previously, I worked at Northwestern University's Computer Science department. Before Northwestern, I worked at the University of Alberta's Department of Computing Science, where I was on the faculty since the summer of 1997.

Research Areas

  • Computer and Video Games
  • Data Sciences and Analytics
  • Graphics, Human Computer Interaction, & User Experience
  • Health Care Information Technology


I earned a BS from UC Irvine and a doctorate at Georgia Tech's interdisciplinary GVU Center. I have studied the German language at Mannheim University and the Goethe Institute in Bonn.


  • NVIDIA Professor Partnership Award - 2007
  • National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Award - 2006