Students Supervised

I have worked with many students over my years in academia. As of this update, I have supervised (or co-supervised) 10 Phd students. I have also supervised many MS students and served on many more committees. This page has a list of the students I supervised, with a link to their dissertation/thesis and in some cases, a link to their current employment or website. I have also worked with lots of undergraduate students, their information will be included at a later date.

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At CHI 2010: Manas Tungare, Manuel Perez-Quinones, Ben Hanrahan, Pardha Pyla, Rob Capra, Ricardo Quintana, and Michael Stewart

At at CHI 2010: Manas Tungare, MPQ, Ben Hanrahan, Pardha Pyla, Rob Capra, Ricardo Quintana, and Michael Stewart

Drs. Glenda Scales, Ashley Robinson, and Manuel Perez-Quinones

At Dr. Ashley Robinson's graduation (center) with her co-advisors, Dr. Glenda Scales (left), and MPQ (right)

Drs. Jamika Burge, Cheryl Seals, Tracy Lewis

Drs. Jamika Burge, Cheryl Seals, and Tracy Lewis

Phd Dissertations Supervised

As of this writing, all of these dissertations were from the Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech. For all of them I have included a link to their dissertation, in case you need some bedtime reading. Where possible, I have included a link to their current website and additional info.

  1. Yao Wang, Exploring the Role of Prospective Memory in Location-Based Reminders. 2017-05-03. Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech. Employer: MobileIron.
  2. Blake Sawyer, The Physical-Social Context in Information Refinding. 2015-05-05. Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech.
  3. Ben Hanrahan, Getting Lost in Email: How and Why Users Spend More Time in Email than Intended. 2014-12-04. Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech. Employer: Assistant Professor, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State. [ACM Pubs Page] [Google Scholar]
  4. Ashley Robinson, The Attitudes of African American Middle School Girls Toward Computer Science: Influences of Home, School, and Technology Use. 2015-05-13. Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech. Co-Advisor: Dr. Glenda Scales. Employer: Intel, Arizona.
  5. Scott Alexander Turner, Peer Review in CS2: the Effects on Attitudes, Engagement, and Conceptual Learning. 2009-08-13. Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech. Employer: Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science, University of Wisconsin, Stout. [ACM Pubs Page]
  6. Manas Tungare, Mental Workload in Personal Information Management: Understanding PIM Practices Across Multiple Devices. 2009-03-25. Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech. Employer: Engineering Leader, Search Platforms at Google.
  7. Robert G. Capra, An Investigation of Finding and Refinding Information on the Web. 2006-02-16. Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech. Employer: Associate Professor at School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. [ACM Pubs Page] [Google Scholar] [NSF CAREER awardee]
  8. Jochen Rode, Web Application Development by Nonprogrammers: User-Centered Design of an End-User Web Development Tool. 2005-07-01. Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech. Co-Advisor: Dr. Mary Beth Rosson. Employer: SAP, Germany.
  9. Mir Farooq Ali, A Transformation-based Approach to Building Multi-Platform User Interfaces Using a Task Model and the User Interface Markup Language. 2004-11-16. Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech. Employer: Engineer at Motorola.
  10. Tracy L. Lewis, Design Readiness:An Exploratory Model of Object-Oriented Design Performance. 2004-07-16. Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech. Co-Advisor: Dr. Mary Beth Rosson. Employer: Faculty Associate, Computer Science, iSchool at University of Winsconsin, Madison. [ACM Pubs Page]

MS Thesis Supervised

  1. William Ellis, Information Scraps in the Smartphone Era. 2016-01-16. Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech. Employer: WillowTree Apps, Charlottesville, VA
  2. Priyanka Mohan, Student perceptions of various hint features while solving coding exercises. 2015-09-23. Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech.
  3. Sheriff Olayinka Jolaoso, TaskAmbient: A Study in Personal Task Management Visualization. 2015-05-28. Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech. Employer: Associate User Experience Designer at Appfolio
  4. Ankit Ahuja, Contextinator: Recreating the context lost amid information fragmentation on the web. 2013-06-01. Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech. Employer: Software Engineer at LinkedIn
  5. Daniel Patrick Shanahan, Intentional Information Fragmentation in Email Management. 2012-08-29. Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech. Employer: Software Engineer at Qualcom
  6. Edgardo Luis Vega, Communities of Tweeple: How Communities Engage with Microblogging When Co-located. 2011-04-22. Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech. Employer: Senior Software Engineer at Next Century Corporation
  7. James Arthur Goodwin Henry, Subiquitous: Supporting Ubiquitous Computing. 2010-04-29. Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech.
  8. Sameer Ahuja, A Tale of Two Sites: An Explorative Study of the Design and Evaluation of Social Network Sites. 2009-07-17. Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech. Employer: Software Engineer at Google
  9. Candida Tauro, A Usability Evaluation and Content Analysis of Vizblog: an Online Conversation Discovery Tool. 2008-04-23. Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech.
  10. Stelios Lambros, Investigating the Applicability of Information Foraging Theory to Mobile Web Browsing. 2005-05-27. Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech.
  11. Yogita Bhardwaj, Reverse Engineering End-user Developed Web Applications into a Model-based Framework. 2005-05-09. Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech. Employer: Software Engineer at Microsoft
  12. Scott Alexander Turner, minimUML: A Minimalist Approach to UML Diagraming for Early Computer Science Education. 2005-02-04. Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech. Employer: Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Statistics & Computer Science, University of Wisconsin, Stout
  13. Ravikiran Vatrapu, Culture and International Usability Testing:The Effects of Culture in Interviews. 2002-08-06. Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech. Employer: Professor mso, Dept. of Information Technology Management (ITM), Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  14. Raquel Ferreira, Culture and E-Commerce: Culture Based Preferences for Interface Information Design. 2002-07-12. Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech. Employer: IBM
  15. Jaime Elias Colón, May 2000. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez.
  16. Miguel Velez-Rubio, May 2000. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez.
  17. Anibal Morales-Morell, Fall 2000. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez.
  18. Jesús Trespalacios, May 1999. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez.