Welcome to my personal and professional website.
I am an Assistant Professor in the Computing and Software Systems Division of the STEM School at the University of Washington, Bothell. I teach and do research on software engineering, software design, and designing in general. My teaching and research is informed by my 19 years as a practicing software developer, manager, and agile coach.
My primary research is about better understanding how software developers collaborate in the wild on their actual work in their actual place of work. For this research, we gathered a large, multi-modal, multi-stream dataset of videos, photos, etc. from a software development organization in the Seattle, WA area. Working with this dataset and conversing with colleagues has led us to realize that working with these datasets is enabling new types of research; we call this approach wide-field ethnography.
Inextricably intertwined with my primary research is my secondary research is on design. I use techniques such as human centered design to gain insights about human computer interactions with software systems.