Email: emjun at cs dot washington dot edu
Dec 1-5: Bay Area (DanceHack)
Ciao! Hola! Hello!
Broadly, I am interested in supporting creative and collaborative learning in novel domains.
Specifically, I am excited to understand participants' and researchers' motivations, behaviors, needs, and goals in large-scale online experiments. To assess these, I use a mixture of quantitative and qualitative methods. Then, I build tools to support researcher and participant learning. Online experiments are an exciting area to explore creative and collaborative learning because they are increasingly used in fields ranging from medicine, neuroscience, computer science, and political science, among many others. There are unexplored opportunities to design learning opportunities to not only increase global knowledge of cutting edge research in all these areas but also improve the quality of data.
Research interests: Human-computer interaction, learning, citizen science, large-scale online experimentation, artificial intelligence
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.