I specialize in designing intelligent interactive systems that leverage uncertain input technologies. A particular focus of my research is on systems that enhance the capabilities of users with permanent or situationally-induced disabilities. My broader interests include human-computer interaction (HCI), speech and language processing, mobile interfaces, and crowdsourcing.
April, 2015 – I took part in Startup Weekend Butte. Startup weekends are events where ad hoc teams form and work to create a startup in 54 hours. My team Item Bounty won first place!
March, 2015 – I'm pleased to report our VelociTap paper has received a best paper award at CHI 2015. You can watch this video if you'd like to see the different design aspects we explored in the paper.
February, 2015 – Montana Tech student Vernon Foley has received funding from NIH-INBRE to develop a mobile app for collecting eyes-free touchscreen text entry data.
December, 2014 – Our paper on VelociTap has been accepted for presentation at CHI 2015.
VelociTap allows users to write at 40 words-per-minute on a smartwatch-sized touchscreen keyboard at a 3% character error rate.
July, 2013 – I have released the COMM2 test set. The set consists of 1,506 communications and should be useful for research into augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
April, 2013 – The new work I'm doing on mobile text entry for users who are blind or visually-impaired appeared on the front page of the Montana Standard. Montana Tech student Haythem Memmi is working on the project as part of an undergraduate research project funded by NIH-INBRE.