I study how people understand and act on information.
My research area lies at intersection of interaction design, visual communication, and cognitive modeling. By formalizing mental representations that humans employ to understand and act in the environment, we can create information visualization tools that enhance the cognitive fit between a given task and its presentation format. Potential domains of application include scientific visualization, healthcare informatics, computer-aided architectural design (CAAD), and computational journalism.
Outside of my primary academic specialization, I enjoy learning about current research on science of science, complex adaptive systems, political economy of innovation, and causal inference.
Ph.D. in Cognitive Science, 2019-
University of California San Diego
B.A. in Cognitive Science, 2019