I studied computer engineering and linguistics before leaving Brown with a Masters in computer science and a PhD in cognitive science.

I think about how technology & art can motivate psychologically-informed design. My research focuses on intuition and the mental representations underlying complex systems, such as computer software.

I've held lectures on human perception, reasoning, and digital art. I recently co-led an MIT IAP couse on Data Visualization (link to slides), prior to which I developed a graduate course on The Theory & Practice of Data Visualization. I co-founded DataScale, and currently I'm working on the UX at Tamr. I'm also involved in a number of independent projects, including the open-source TurkGate and a couple of applications geared toward creative and recreational coders. You can reach me at .