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Email: emjun at cs dot washington dot edu
Ciao! Hola! Hello!
I'm a fifth year PhD student in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. I'm advised by Jeffrey Heer and Rene Just. My research brings together human-computer interaction, programming languages, and data science.
Open data is not enough to lower the barriers to data science. As more people from non-traditional statistical or programming backgrounds work with data, we have an exciting opportunity to rethink how we interact with and analyze data. I am excited to work on tools that help non-statistical experts analyze data correctly and quickly.
Before coming to UW: I completed dual B.S. degrees in cognitive science and computer science at Vanderbilt University. For my honors thesis, I studied visual perception (Gibsonian affordances) in virtual environments with advisement from Bobby Bodenheimer and John Rieser.
Who am I?: When I am not online or dancing down the sidewalk, I can be found with a book at a local cafe (winter), sitting at a park bench with a popsicle (spring & summer), and walking around the lakes (fall). All year round, I also love observing people engaged in different creative practices (e.g., glassblowing, dance, cooking, woodworking, etc.) and using them as alternative framings for human-computer interaction.
If you happen upon the city and would like to chat, please ping or ring me! Coffee on me, of course. :)
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. -- Maya Angelou
Dancing is just discovery, discovery, discovery — what it all means… -- Martha Graham || Research feels like a dance to me.