I am a cognitive scientist interested in user interfaces and data visualization. I studied computer engineering and linguistics before graduating from Brown with a Masters in computer science and a PhD in cognitive science.
I think about how psychology can motivate better design. My research looks at people's intuitions about how things work, and I try to translate ideas about how people reason over complex systems into scientific guidelines for interaction design.
I recently taught a graduate seminar on data visualization while developing some independent software projects and helping to maintain the open source TurkGate project. I'm now working on the user experience at Tamr.