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Research Staff Member, Cognitive Tools and Methodologies
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA
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I graduated with a Computer Science Ph.D. from Oregon State University, advised by Dr. Margaret Burnett. My research focused on information foraging theory (IFT) and its applicability to supporting programmers' debugging tasks. In this research, I studied how programmers look for information during debugging, developed predictive models of programmer navigation, and also built tools for developers informed by these models. My dissertation topic was on how IFT can be used to unify various subdisciplines of software engineering research.

I recently joined the Cogintive Tools and Methodology team here at IBM, where my research will focus on helping software developers to produce high-quality coginitve software efficiently and effectively.