I'm a 2nd year PhD student in Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD) at the Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at UW in Seattle, WA.
Repair tools for Community Cellular | UW | 2017-present
Designed SMS-based software and hardware sensor utilities to facilitate local repair of rural basestations by non-expert community members. Preliminary studies performed in the Philippines in 2017, publication pending. Advised by Dr. Kurtis Heimerl.
Puffin, a hackable sip-puff joystick mouse | MIT | 2015-2016
Co-designed and prototyped a portable, low-cost sip-puff joystick mouse for people without use of their hands. Project began at the MIT assistive technology hackathon ATHack. Advised by Adriana Mallozzi.
MEng: Cognitive routing for sensor networks | MIT | 2015-2016
Designed and analyzed a delay-minimal cognitive routing algorithm with traffic measurement for metropolitan area sensor networks. Advised by Dr. Vincent Chan.
Algorithms for miniature robot swarming | UMD | 2013
Fabricated and programmed miniature robots to exhibit distance-based swarming with RSSI as distance metric. Advised by Dr. Derek Paley and Dr. Sarah Bergbreiter.
Investigation of genes in brain aging | MIT | 2012-2013
Built computational models of brain aging with microarray gene expression levels. Advised by Dr. Christin Glorioso and Dr. Leonard Guarente.
Low-cost Internet access in rural Tanzania | MIT | 2011-2012
Designed and deployed a system for improving broadband access at Orkeeswa Secondary School. System has been implemented at multiple schools. Advised by Dr. Vincent Chan.
co-produced . sustainable . decentralized . diy . open source . learnable . repairable . community-owned . enjoyable . feminist . social . infrastructure .
Jang, E., Johnson, M., Burnell, E., and Heimerl, K. (2017). Unplanned Obsolescence: Software and Hardware After Collapse. Proceedings of the 2017 Workshop on Computing Within Limits - LIMITS 17. doi:10.1145/3080556.3080566 [link.]
Crowdsourcing Rural Network Maintenance and Repair via Network Messaging. CHI 2018. Publication pending.
Human-Computer Interaction . Collaborations in Feminism and Technology . Information and Communication Technologies for Development . Heterogeneous Networks . Discrete Stochastic Processes . Inference and Information . Natural Language Processing . Machine Learning . Cellular Biophysics and Neurophysiology .
I live in a communal house named Hestia where we keep the fires warm and the people cozy. I occasionally go tango dancing on weeknights. I love singing jazz and a cappella. At MIT I was a member of the undergraduate a cappella group the MIT-Wellesley Toons and the alum group Out of Toons. At UW I am a member of the "CSE band" at the Paul Allen School. On public transport I study Filipino and occasionally Swahili.