I am a Research Staff Member with the Human-Agent Collaboration Lab at IBM Research. I Hold a PhD in Information Systems from City University of Hong Kong and an MSc in Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon University. My research interests cover the design of cognitive object/environments, design of incentivized crowdsourcing systems, and design of interaction paradigms for wearables (smartwatches)n. Previously worked as Technical Lead for MIT Global Startup Labs, researcher at the Innovation Management Lab, Athens Information Technology Athens Greece, and IT startup founder/lead developer.
I explore ways in which behavioural data insights and existing theory can inform interaction design. Well versed in several research methodologies - surveys, interviews, lab observation, prototyping, focus groups, usability studies, cognitive walkthrough, usability benchmarking, think-aloud protocol, field testing, wireframes, card sorting, panel data analysis. More recently, I spend time designing and evaluating applications built using cognitive services (see TJBot).
[July, 2015] [PAPER] Our paper on "Exploring the Potential of Wearables to Support Employment for People with Mild Cognitive Impairment " has been accepted as a poster at the ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ACM, Lisbon, Portugal [Poster]
[March, 2015] [UPDATE] Good news! I will be interning with the Cognitive Environments Lab at IBM's TJ Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights. Super stoked at this opportunity and humbly looking forward to the challenge ahead!
[March, 2015] [FEATURE] [PRESENTATION] Yay! My work on wearables got featured on the Wall Street Journal [Video] . I also gave an invited talk at the City University of Hong Kong IS departmental Seminar. The talk was on my working paper - "Fair Play or Benefits ? Predicting Future Participation (Sustainability) in Software Crowd Sourcing Contests"
[Jan, 2015] [PRESENTATION] I will be attending HICSS 2015 hawaii and PTC 2015 hawaii to present my work on Online Platforms and Wearables respectively. HICSS Paper -> [Paper / Slides ] , PTC Slides -> [ Slides] . I also ran the HK Marathon 20km . Yay!
[Nov 24, 2014] [PRESENTATION] Sharing some research results on my working paper "Motivating Conversions from Interest to Contribution in Crowdsourcing Contests: An Empirical Study in the Software Industry" at the City University of Hong Kong, Deparment of Information Systems weekly Seminar Series.
[Nov 23, 2014] [PRESENTATION] "What is your Enterprise Wearable Strategy " at the Hong Kong Information Technology Federations ( HKITF) Mobile Enterprise Solution Day .
[Sept 23, 2014] [AWARD] I have been selected as one of the PTC Young Scholar Award Recipients for 2015. Humbled and thankful.