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2017.May.9:

John Choi

Currently a senior BCSA Computer Science and Arts student and Innovation Scholar at Carnegie Mellon University, John is an artist, engineer, and entrepreneur all in one. Having over 8 years experience developing computer simulations and 4 years experience building robots, John knows what it takes to develop innovative technology projects either independently or as a […]

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2017.March.24:

Kweon Woo Jung

Kweon Woo is an undergraduate student studying Computational and Applied Mathematics at Carnegie Mellon University. Kweon Woo is working on building user simulators for social and task oriented dialogue systems for SARA and he is interested in ways to empower machines to learn the latent patterns of language and nature of human conversation.

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2017.March.17:

Prachi Mahableshwarkar

Prachi is a sophomore at Carnegie Mellon, majoring in Neuroscience with a concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience. She will be working on the SCIPR project starting in spring 2017 and is very excited to be involved in such influential work! Outside of academics, she is part of the Carnegie Mellon Bhangra team, and loves French music!

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2017.March.17:

Michelina Astle

Michelina is a junior at Chatham University with a major in Psychology, on the pre-medical track to become a child psychiatrist. Past work includes data analysis for the RAPT project in the Spring of 2016 before she shadowed in a hospital in New Zealand this past summer. She is currently working on the data analysis team […]

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2017.March.17:

Lauren Yan

Lauren is a junior Cognitive Science major, hoping to pursue a career path that involves either children, international relations, or ideally both. Her main research interest is all research that involves children, and anything that involves a cross-cultural aspect is a plus. In her free (and not-so-free) time, she most enjoys lying in bed and […]

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2017.March.17:

Kanisha Vaughn

Kanisha Vaughn is a junior at CMU, majoring in Cognitive Science, with a concentration in Neural Computation. She loves learning about the most is how different psychological and emotional disorders affect cognitive function, particularly disorders such as anxiety and panic. In my spare time, Kanisha simply enjoys cooking, Sudoku, and the occasional Harry Potter book.

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2017.March.17:

Danny Choo

Danny is a passionate and aspiring designer who believes that contemporary design should not only obsess about the aesthetics, but should also provide better ways to communicate and interact amongst people. That is the reason why he calls himself a communication/interaction designer instead of visual designer. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Human-Computer Interaction […]

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2017.March.17:

Caitrin Bogart

Caitrin is a junior at the University of Pittsburgh studying Linguistics and French with a minor in German. When she’s not working, she dabbles in Hindi, Norwegian, Korean, and Spanish. Her interests include translation, phonetics, second language acquisition, and musicals. She’s excited to be working in this lab.

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2017.February.15:

Ryan Doran

Ryan is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh studying Linguistics and Mandarin Chinese. He is excited to be working with language variation and dialect on the ALEX project as an intern. His academic interests lie in second language acquisition, and his on-going research involves analyzing Mandarin L2 learners acquiring communicative competence via variable structures. […]

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2017.February.15:

Rishabh Chatterjee

Rishabh is a freshman majoring in Computer Science. He loves working with numbers and is obsessed (sometimes foolishly) with finding patterns in occurrences. He is currently working on the technical implementation team in RAPT, working to build and iterate on the design of the virtual agent tutoring dialogue system. In his free time he likes […]

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2017.February.15:

Claire Chen

Claire is a freshman majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Besides hardware, she is also interested in the interaction between people and technology. Currently, she’s working on the ALEX project as a programmer. Outside the lab, she enjoys watching anime and TV shows, whilst attempting to learn lock picking.

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2017.February.15:

Kaily Bruch

Kaily is a sophomore Psychology and Biological Sciences major atCarnegie Mellon. She is very excited to be working on the SCIPRProject during Spring 2017. In her free time, Kaily is a member ofthe Carnegie Mellon Women’s Soccer team and loves to eat andtravel!

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2017.February.15:

Yoichi Matsuyama

Yoichi Matsuyama is a Post Doctoral Fellow in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute and Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. His research interest lies in computational models of human conversations, which combine artificial intelligence, cognitive science and human-computer/robot interaction. At the ArticuLab, he is leading the SARA (Socially Aware Robot Assistant), the Yahoo! – CMU InMind, and the […]

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2017.February.15:

Zhen Bai

Zhen Bai is a post-doctoral fellow at the ArticuLab. She leads the Sensing Curiosity in Play and Responding (SCIPR) project, which focuses on exploring the design space of playful learning environments that foster curiosity, exploration and self-efficacy for science education. Zhen is passionate to design innovative interfaces that augment our cognitive, emotional and social experiences […]

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2017.February.15:

Florian Pecune

Florian Pecune is a post-doctoral fellow at the Articulab, working on SARA and Yahoo! – inMind projects, both of which focus on building a socially-aware personal assistant. He is mainly interested in designing embodied conversational agents able to build and maintain long-term relationships with humans by adapting their behavior according to the context of the […]

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2017.February.14:

Yeuk Yu Lee

Tiffany is a Junior majoring in Statistics and minoring in Computer Science. She loves building all kinds of websites, apps, packages and am obsessed with finding a balance between usability and aesthetics in designs. She is currently a programmer in SARA Project, coding and designing interfaces for user studies. Outside of school, she loves exploring […]

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2017.February.14:

Simrin Guglani

Simrin is a freshman Information Systems major from Pittsburgh who is currently working on the Alex project in the Articulab. Outside of the lab, she enjoys golf and badminton. Inside the lab, she enjoys excel and Elan. Simrin loves to learn random, useless skills that she will never need, and she can cook a mean […]

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2017.February.14:

Alvaro Granados

I am majoring in neuroscience with a concentration in premedical studies at the University of Pittsburgh, and I will graduate this December. For my looming graduation, my thesis entails both fascinating and challenging material. I am reading oscillations in the brain’s magnetic field to locate the supplementary motor area in UPMC patients. I seek to […]

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2017.February.14:

Xuchen You

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2017.February.14:

Scott Lerner

Scott Lerner is a junior at Oberlin College majoring in Art History. He is most interested in the way interactive technology can be used to encourage abstract thinking. He spends his free time painting and working as an artist assistant.

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2017.February.14:

Radia Lahlou

Radia is a junior currently attending Oberlin College. She is studying Anthropology and Linguistics with a minor in French, and is fascinated by the ways in which people interact and function relative to their cultural and linguistic backgrounds. She is an intern on the ALEX project and is excited to learn about more about the […]

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2017.February.14:

Naomi Berman

Naomi is a senior undergraduate majoring in Linguistics with a minor in HCI and will be interning with the Alex project for the second time this spring. Naomi is very interested in the integration of sociolinguistic theory with practical technological solutions that address current social issues. When they are not studying, Naomi may be found […]

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2017.February.14:

Musumbi Martin

Musumbi is an undergraduate Linguistics and Urban Studies double major at the University of Pittsburgh working on the ALEX Project in ArticuLab. He is interested in how dialectal differences can affect the learning process, and how educators may understand and work through these differences. In his free time Musumbi enjoys walking, composing music, and playing video […]

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2017.February.14:

Miriam Plane

Miriam is a senior at Oberlin College, working on the Alex project for the month of January. She studies Sociology with a minor in Gender Studies, and is interested in pursuing public health, education or some combination of the two. Outside of her academic interests, Miriam can be found learning and talking about languages or […]

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2017.February.14:

Isabel Boratav

Isabel is a junior at Oberlin College majoring in biology and economics.  She’s working for the RAPT project during the month of January.  She is interested in education and is thinking about going into teaching one day.  In her free time, she likes making friends with kids ages 5-15 and cooking pizza for 100 people.

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2017.February.14:

Helen He

Helen He is a double-degree student majoring in Computer Science and Technology in Music and Related Arts (TIMARA) at Oberlin College and Conservatory. She is currently working on the RAPT project as a research assistant, focusing on the use of OpenFace and OpenSMILE. She is a member of the computer science major committee (CSMC) at […]

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2017.February.14:

Emma Webster

Emma Webster is an undergraduate student at Oberlin College majoring in psychology with a concentration in cognitive science. She will be an intern for the RAPT project in Winter 2017. Back at Oberlin, she’s a founding member of the psychology department’s major committee and works as a photo editor for Oberlin’s alternative newspaper. In her […]

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2017.February.14:

Emma Hahn

Emma is a senior at Oberlin College studying Neuroscience and Psychology with a minor in Gender, Sexuality, Feminist Studies and a concentration in Cognitive Science. She is interested in the social applications of cognitive science research in a variety of fields. Emma is interning with the ALEX Project. In her free time, she enjoys reading […]

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2016.December.9:

Kaylen Sanders

Kaylen is a senior Linguistics major at the University of Pittsburgh, with minors in Computer Science and Nonfiction Writing. She is excited to be involved in the Alex project and is interested in the intersection of language and technology. In her free time, she loves finding new music, reading articles and blogs online, and sipping […]

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2016.December.6:

Vivian He

Vivian He is a freshman majoring in Information Systems. She will be working on the SCIPR for spring 2016, and is especially interested in how technology can be used to enhance human experience overall. During her free time, Vivian enjoys doing all sorts of design works and making music.

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2016.November.9:

Lera Neviadomska

Lera is a first-year Information Systems student at Carnegie Mellon University hailing from Kiev, Ukraine. She is currently involved with the ALEX project and interested in user-friendly interface creation, especially in educational context. She is also involved with Scotch’n’Soda theatre and volunteers as a middle school mentor. In her free time she enjoys reading, listening […]

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2016.November.4:

Sasha Volodin

Sasha is a freshman Information Systems major (like a couple other people here). She is an intern at the SARA project, where she is working on the user study. She is interested in socially aware AI and the future of virtual assistants. In her free time, Sasha enjoys reading, working out, and writing about herself […]

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2016.November.2:

Rae Lasko

Rae is a sophomore studying Cognitive Science and HCI. She is interested in informing ambiguous interfaces, such as voice, with knowledge gained from studying human interaction. Her work on RAPT has primarily been focused on analyzing data collected from human peer tutoring studies.

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2016.November.2:

Chileshe Otieno

Chileshe is an intern in the SARA project, which he joined out of fascination with SARA’s exploration of interaction beyond text. Chileshe Otieno is a freshman in the Information Systems program at Carnegie Mellon University. He is an accomplished denizen of the internet, and a mild fitness enthusiast.

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2016.November.2:

Joe Segel

Joe is a freshman at Carnegie Mellon University studying Information Systems. He is working on the ALEX project and is interested in the connection between portable devices and people, especially the ever-growing necessity of cybersecurity in today’s globally connected society. Outside the lab, he spends his time playing water polo and keeping up with all […]

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2016.November.2:

Ethel Chou

Ethel Chou is currently pursuing a Master’s in Human-Computer Interaction at CMU. After earning a B.A. in international studies and economics from Colby College in 2010, she began working within Boston’s health informatics sector to conduct usability testing for Electronic Health Record (EHR) software. She is passionate about bringing user-centered design to healthcare IT. At […]

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2016.November.2:

Conlon Novak

Conlon is a freshman at Carnegie Mellon University majoring in Information Systems, and is thrilled to be a part of the Alex project. Outside of the lab, he enjoys hackathons, puzzlehunts, ultimate frisbee, and complaining about Pittsburgh’s weather. Given the opportunity, Conlon would love to spend a semester abroad writing short stories, taking photos, and […]

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2016.November.2:

Sara Stalla

Sara Stalla is a UX designer pursuing a masters in human-computer interaction. At the CMU ArticuLab, she works with the other SARA (Socially Aware Robot Assistant), helping to craft the user experience of interacting with social AI. Sara (the human) likes polar bear plunges, episodes of The West Wing, and free public wifi. She received […]

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2016.November.2:

Michelle Tai

Michelle Tai is a senior at Carnegie Mellon University double majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing and Human Computer Interaction. She is working on dialogue annotations using Mechanical Turk and designing a WoZ system for the RAPT project. She loves spending time exploring her environment with a camera in hand or sketching […]

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2016.November.2:

Caroline Wu

Caroline is a sophomore majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Music. She is a part of the RAPT project. As a piano teacher, Caroline is very interested in advancing peer-tutoring strategies. She enjoys singing in a cappella and reading.

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2016.November.2:

Abbey Mui

Abbey is a first year student at Carnegie Mellon University studying Information Systems in Dietrich College. She hails from the Greater Boston Area in Massachusetts.  She is most interested in how children interact with machines and how they learn from them.  She is intrigued by how intuitive it is for children to pick up how […]

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2016.November.2:

Lynnette Ramsay

Lynnette Ramsay is a junior undergraduate majoring in Psychology with a minor in linguistics. She is currently working on annotation for the Rapport project as a volunteer intern. Her past work includes an independent study on Tank the Roboceptionist with Reid Simmons (CMU Robotics institute). She is also currently a research assistant in the Infant […]

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2016.November.2:

India Unger-Harquail

India Unger-Harquail is a freshman at CMU majoring in Information Systems. She’s currently working on the ALEX project, and is interested in the intersection of technology and social change. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, listening to music, and going on adventures.

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2016.October.27:

Lauren Simmons

Lauren Smith is the lab manager of the ArticuLab. She is interested in exploring how novel, cross-disciplinary technologies and virtual learning environments can be used to broaden student participation and improve learning outcomes. Prior to joining the ArticuLab, Lauren was a research assistant at the RAND Corporation, Philadelphia Folklore Project, and most recently at the […]

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2016.October.7:

Anna Tan

Anna is a senior student majoring in Computer Science and Cognitive Science with a minor in Learning Media. She is interested in the modelling of virtual AIs using ideas and research from human cognition. She is working on the Rapport project, building the user modeling component. In her spare time, she likes to travel and […]

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2016.October.6:

Jarret Lin

Jarret is a senior at Carnegie Mellon University, double majoring in Music Performance and Human Computer Interaction with a minor in Media Design. He will be working on the SCIPR project for Fall 2016. In his free time, he enjoys sleeping, watching movies, and finding new places to eat. One day, Jarret hopes to eat […]

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2016.October.6:

Zoey Feng

Zoey is a sophomore at CMU majoring in Business and Administration. She will be working on the SCIPR project during Fall 2016. She had previously worked for AbilityFirst for three years and helped with promoting language and social skills for developmentally disabled children and teens. This past summer she went on a backpacking trip in Africa. Zoey loves […]

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2016.October.6:

Grace Cha

Grace Cha is a sophomore majoring in Design and minoring in HCI. She will be working on the SCIPR for fall 2016, and is interested in creating positive experiences through technology-enhanced environments. During her free time, Grace enjoys people-watching at downtown cafes, good wifi, and pesto pasta.

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2016.October.6:

Angela Liang

Angela Liang is a junior at Carnegie Mellon University majoring in Cognitive Science and minoring in Human-Computer Interaction. As part of the SCIPR project, she is interested in the use of virtual technologies in the context of education. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and knitting.

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2016.October.6:

Gaurav Lahiry

Gaurav is a Junior majoring in Computer Science and minoring in HCI. He is an intern for the SCIPR project and is very interested in improving quality of life for people of all ages. He’s working on the project as he believes in its potential to affect long-term learning in young children. In his free […]

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2016.October.6:

Michelle Deng

Michelle is a senior at Carnegie Mellon, majoring in Cognitive Science with a minor in Computer Science. She will be working on the SCIPR project for fall 2016. In her free time, she enjoys reading, listening to music, practicing yoga, hanging out with her friends, and photography.

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2016.October.6:

Changning Shou

Changning is a sophomore at CMU majoring in Computer Science. She is interested in HCI and education, and will be working with the SCIPR project during Fall 2016. Currently, she co-leads Outreach360 at CMU, an educationally-oriented service organization that travels to the Dominican Republic. Changning loves trying out new hobbies, enjoys a good book or […]

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2016.October.6:

Jacqueline Myra Yeung

Hi, I’m Jacqueline Myra Yeung and currently a fifth year architecture and human computer interaction designer. I am fuelled by my passion and tenacity to build technology that spans the physical & digital complexities. As a designer, I leverage my cross disciplines to build sustainable human service experiences. It was a pleasure designing user interfaces […]

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2016.September.7:

Fadi Botros

Fadi Botros is currently pursuing a Master’s in Intelligent Information Systems at CMU. He previously attended the University of Calgary where he majored in Software Engineering. During his undergraduate years, he was involved in HCI research focusing on ubiquitous computing and information visualization. He also did research in natural language processing at the Honda Research […]

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2016.August.9:

Lu Sun

Lu is a junior student majoring in Communications. She has great interests in design and Human Computer Interaction. She works on the SCIPR project this summer. She enjoys dancing, taking photos during her free time.

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2016.August.9:

Jiamin Ping

Jiamin Ping is a first-year ph.D candidate in Beijing Institute of Technology,majoring in Optical Engineering. She works on virtual reality and augmented reality, her research interest lies on projection based augmented reality applied in education. During the spare time, she like reading and singing.

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2016.August.9:

Ting Yan

Ting Yan is an undergrad majoring electrical engineering. He is interested in computer science and human-computer interaction. During the summer, he will be working on the RAPT and SARA projects. He is enthusiastic about music, he enjoys playing the piano and guitar, and composing. He also loves photography and graphical design.

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2016.June.29:

Ying Shen

Ying is a junior at Fudan University majoring in Software Engineering of Computer Science. She’ll be working at Articulab over the summer 2016 on the SARA project. In her free time she enjoys anything from outdoor activities to drawing, painting and watching videos.

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2016.June.29:

Zhao Meng

I’m an undergraduate student from Peking University. I major in computer science. My previous research mainly focuses on natural language processing (NLP), specifically, multi-task learning and natural language inference. I’m a big fan of Starcraft II and Assassin’s creed.

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2016.June.29:

Orson Xu

Orson is a sophomore Industrial and Engineering major from Tsinghua University. He is also studying Computer Science as a minor. He feels excited about HCI. In the lab, he will be interning for the SARA project. During his free time, he enjoys reading and working out. He is a person who always looks for challenge.

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2016.June.27:

Cyrielle Chappuis

I am a PhD Student from the University of Geneva. I have a bachelor degree in psychology and a masters degree in Affective and Cognitive sciences. My main interests are language, emotions, and technologies. My thesis project aims to understand how voice characteristics are decoded and used to form impressions of someone.

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2016.June.9:

Daya Lee

Daya is an undergraduate student studying HCI and Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. She is currently working on the Alex project and is interested in human to virtual human interaction. in her free time, she enjoys listening to music, writing novels, and singing.

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2016.June.8:

Clare Lai

Clare is a rising sophomore in the CS class of 2019 hailing from Massachusetts Boston area. They are an intern on the ALEX project and plan to minor in HCI. Clare loves horror movies, art and drawing, investigating new genres of music, and playing video games. They’re also a member of Carnegie Mellon’s community radio […]

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2016.June.8:

Brooke Ley

Brooke Ley is an undergraduate majoring in Computer Science with plans to double major in Music Technology.  She is currently a member of the campus music magazine, The Cut, and an executive board member for the campus radio station, WRCT.  She spends her free time attending concerts, embroidering, learning DJ software, and playing the omnichord […]

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2016.May.31:

Jake Beley

Jake is a rising junior at Dickinson College studying Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics and Political Science. He is currently a research intern on the RAPT project. When outside the lab, Jake can usually be found swimming for his school’s swim team. He also enjoys swinging on swings and volunteer water monitoring.

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2016.May.24:

Sina Siddiqi

Sina is a senior studying Information Systems with a minor in Game Design. She is currently a research intern on the SCIPR project and previously worked on the Alex project. After college, Sina hopes to enter the education technology field and is determined to discover new ways to use technology to make learning fun while […]

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2016.May.23:

Naomi Eigbe

Naomi Eigbe is a sophomore at Rice University studying computer science and psychology. She is working on the Rapport project. Outside of lab, she enjoys watching TV, playing tennis, and playing the piano and the drums.

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2016.May.23:

Hyunji Do

Hyunji is an undergraduate studying Cognitive Science, with a concentration in Psychology and Neuroscience, at Carnegie Mellon University. She is part of the SCPIR project and is interested in human perception and the neurological basis for cognitive visual processing. Outside of the lab, she enjoys watching movies and traveling.

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2016.May.23:

Shaoyan Li

Shaoyan (Sam) Li is an undergraduate student at CMU, majoring in Computer Science. He is interested in working with children through education and hopes to improve education by working as a summer intern for the SCIPR project.

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2016.May.23:

Julia Luo

Julia is a sophomore majoring in Information Systems with plans to hopefully double major in Human-Computer Interaction and minor in Design. She is currently a dancer and choreographer for Dancers’ Symposium, the Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee of Student Senate, and an upcoming Resident Assistant for McGill House. Her hobbies include dancing, drawing, writing, […]

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2016.May.18:

Shrey Shah

Shrey is a Computer Science Undergraduate at Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, India. He will be working on the SCIPR project as part of his internship at the Articulab during summer 2016. He is a keen solver for mathematical puzzles and spends a lot of his free time watching movies and TV series.

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2016.May.18:

Bo Kim

Bo is an undergraduate student studying Art, HCI and Ethics, History & Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. Bo is working on the SCIPR Project and she is interested in ways to empower and recognize underrepresented users through technology.

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2016.May.17:

Stephanie Bao

Stephanie is a sophomore Statistics & Machine Learning major from Maryland. She is interested in double majoring in HCI and possibly minoring in Cognitive Science. In the lab, she will be interning for the SCIPR project. Outside of the lab, Stephanie is a member of Alpha Phi Omega, and in her free time, enjoys (sleeping […]

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2016.May.16:

Divya Sai Jitta

I am Divya Sai Jitta. I am currently pursuing my undergrad studies in computer science at International Institute of Information technology- Hyderabad in India. The program is called “B.tech in Computer Science and MS by research in Computational Linguistics. My interests lies in Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning approaches towards the same. I am […]

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2016.April.29:

Luo Yi Tan

Luo Yi is currently pursuing a Masters in Entertainment Technology at the Entertainment Technology Center, and was a Computer Science major as an undergrad at CMU. She will be working on several projects in the lab, integrating character models and animations into Unity projects. She is interested in animation and interactive experiences.

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2016.April.1:

Vidya Vinnakota

I’m a junior studying Fine Art with a focus in Animation. I do enjoy 3D modeling in my free time and also going on long walks across the city !

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2016.March.28:

Andrew Kim

Andrew is a Freshman Information Systems major at Carnegie Mellon University who plans on pursuing a double major in Human-Computer Interaction. He is currently working as an intern on the InMind Project designing and conducting the main user study.

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2016.March.21:

Akanksha Kartik

Akanksha is an undergraduate freshman student at Carnegie Mellon University with a great interest in technology and its impact on society. She is a part of the InMind Project at the ArticuLab and is working on the server side system architecture of the project. Outside of the lab, she is involved in the Game Creation […]

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2016.March.17:

Ashvin Niruttan

Ashvin is an Undergraduate Information Systems major working on the InMind project. He has a strong interest in the practical applications of technology and hopes to pursue a minor in Human-Computer Interactions. In his spare time, Ashvin is active in the Robotics Club, long distance running and also enjoys reading historical biographies.

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2016.February.5:

Su Baykal

I have a psychology and hci background. I have been working as a UX researcher both in industry and in an academic research environment. I am interested in understanding the relationship between technology used in an everyday environment and its users, especially when it comes to perceptions of trust. Outside of research, I host a […]

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2016.February.5:

Benjamin Boesel

Born and raised in Charlotte, NC, I grew up playing sports, videogames, and drawing. I went to Carnegie Mellon to study Industrial Design and Human Computer Interaction. During my college career, I learned to leverage my design abilities with emerging technology to create things that respond to my dreams of the future. I currently work […]

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2016.February.5:

Ryan Donegan

I have an information systems background. As a freshman, I was first introduced to HCI through ALEX and was able to participate in research planning involving children and dialects spoken in the classroom. As a student at CMU, I’ve been most interested in the projects that let me explore how technology can be used in […]

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2016.February.5:

Sam Gao

I have an industrial design and hci background. I love experiencing the world, making things, and tinkering. I’m interested in technology’s role in education and the rich space between digital and physical worlds. I specialize in physical prototyping and research. Outside of my work, I dance blues and swing locally and around the country.

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2016.February.5:

Ian Go

At CMU I study information systems and HCI. Besides school, I also am the CTO and Lead Designer at flagtag, a startup I co­founded. As a technology generalist, I want to help develop products centered around the best human experience. When not working, I enjoy playing guitar and cooking at home.

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2016.February.4:

Aliya Blackwood

Aliya Blackwood is a sophomore Psychology major at CMU with a minor in Learning Media. She will be joining SCIPR for the spring semester, and she enjoys singing in the Db (Flat) Choir and watercolor painting.

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2016.February.4:

Michelina Astle

I’m a sophomore at Chatham University majoring in psychology, specifically pre-medical psychology with a focus on child psychiatry. In my free time I enjoy cooking, Netflix, and Magic the Gathering. I’m excited to be a research intern for the ArticuLab Rapport project.

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2016.January.11:

Alex Bainbridge

Alex Bainbridge is a Sophmore Information Systems Major at Carnegie Mellon. He is an intern on the SARA project and is working on the natural language generation aspect. He also enjoys working on shows for Scotch ‘N’ Soda and reading about cyber security.

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2016.January.8:

Rae Lasko

Rae is a sophomore from Southern California. She is a Cognitive Science major and hopes to complete a double major in Human-Computer Interaction. Her hobbies include photography, softball, art, and writing. She’s active in Project Rwanda and the EdTech Club

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2016.January.5:

Joel Miller

Joel is a third-year at Oberlin College, where he studies Computer Science. For the month of January, he will be working on the InMind project. Outside of the lab, Joel enjoys rock climbing, audio engineering, and playing music with friends.

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2016.January.4:

Mikaila Hoffman

Mikaila is a second year at Oberlin College who is working on the Tutor Rapport project as a January intern. She is interested in chemistry, but in her free time enjoys reading and painting

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2016.January.4:

Patrice DiChristina

Patrice, a sophomore studio art and psychology major from Oberlin College, is working with ArticuLab’s SCIPR project. Hailing from Greenwich, Connecticut, Patrice enjoys crafts, television, and animals.

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2016.January.4:

Julia Cantwell

Julia Cantwell (prefers Julie) is a third-year Psychology major at Oberlin College, who will be interning in the Articulab for the month of January. She will be working on the Alex project and is interested in cognitive psychology. In her free time, she enjoys making pottery and attempting to teach her dog how to fetch […]

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2015.December.18:

Tristan Marino

Tristan Marino is a freshman Cognitive Science major who is also interested in double majoring in Human-Computer Interaction. He is working on SCIPR project, and he is interested in how to improve education for a new generation of students. Outside of the lab, he is a member of Alpha Phi Omega and Scotch’n’Soda, and he […]

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2015.December.9:

Hami Abdi

Hami is an undergraduate at Carleton College majoring in computer science. Hami’s undergraduate senior thesis is Scene Reconstruction from Photographs, an application of computer vision to create 3D models of structures from a series of photographs (similar to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgBQCoEfiMs). A useful application of this is in creating a virtual tour of a college campus from […]

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2015.December.9:

Surbhi Inani

Surbhi is an undergraduate freshmen at Carnegie Mellon University in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a passion for Computer Programming. She has been involved in clubs like the Educational Technology club, the Robotics club and the Mayur SASA organisation. She envisions using technology for youth empowerment as well as encouraging livelihood in […]

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2015.October.14:

Tanmay Sinha

Tanmay is a doctoral student in Language Technologies Institute in the School of Computer Science. His research interests lie at the intersection of (i) learning science and design of personalized educational technologies that aim to foster competencies such as collaboration and character qualities such as curiosity in group work, (ii) artificial intelligence & machine learning […]

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2015.October.14:

Arjun Bhardwaj

Arjun is a master’s student in the Language Technologies Department. He is passionate about conversational agents and dialog systems, and is interested in exploring mechanisms to facilitate knowledge acquisition and deeper understanding of conversations. He has background in Natural Language Processing and, Knowledge Representationa and Reasoning. He received his Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science […]

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2015.October.9:

Patrick Barrett

Trick is an author and science enthusiast with a strong interest in biology and intra- and inter-species communication. He is currently working on the Rapport project in the ArticuLab. In his spare time, Trick enjoys writing, wrenching on his motorcycle, and spending time with his four snakes, Amelia, Hatshepsut, Imhotep and Nefertiti.

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2015.October.9:

Tyler Bakanas

Tyler Bakanas graduated from CMU in 2013 with a degree in decision science. He contributed to the transcriptions and annotation for the Rapport project, and is passionate about language. In his free time Tyler likes to run, watch movies and go fishing.

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2015.October.9:

Carine Torres

Carine is a senior at Scarsdale High School in New York.  She is working on the Rapport project, helping out with the transcriptions and topic coding.   She hopes to major in Computer Science and is interested in further exploring human-computer interaction, particularly within the area of autism.  Her hobbies include reading, tennis, and trying […]

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