I’m an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park College of Journalism and a member of the UMD Human Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL). Previously I was a Tow Fellow at the Columbia University Journalism School. I study computational and data journalism with an emphasis on algorithmic accountability, narrative data visualization, and social computing in the news. My academic background is in Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction (Ph.D. from the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech). From 2009-2011 I was a Computing Innovation Fellow at the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers. See my CV for the full run-down.

I’m also a consultant and work on a range of research, design, and development projects. I mostly take on work where I can apply my expertise in data visualization, social media analytics, and user-experience design, with a bent towards news, information, and journalism. You can find out more about what I’m thinking and writing about on my blog, or contact me here.