Ashlynn Daughton

Ashlynn Daughton

PhD Student
Information Science
Ashlynn Daughton is an information science PhD student interested in leveraging internet data within computational epidemiology. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (BS in molecular biology) and Boston University (MA in public health concentrating in maternal and child health and epidemiology). She works with Alina Deshpande and Reid Priedhorsky at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Michael Paul at CU Boulder to develop decision support tools for...
Jim Dykes

Jim Dykes

PhD Student
Information Science
Jim Dykes is a first-year doctoral student. He is a statistician at the Institute of Behavioral Science (IBS) at CU Boulder. Prior to IBS, he was a technologist designing computer systems and security. He has worked as a statistician at both UC Davis and Dartmouth designing and analyzing medical, social and agricultural research. He holds a BS in Mathematics and an MS in Statistics from Utah State University.
Brianna Dym

Brianna Dym

PhD Student
Information Science
Brianna Dym is an Information Science PhD student transplanted from Alaska. Before moving to Colorado, she attended the University of Alaska, Anchorage, where she was introduced to fields of research such as sociolinguistics and digital literacies. In past research, Brianna examined how online writing communities facilitated peer review without the presence of an instructor of formal classroom setting. She hopes to branch off of this past research in online writing...
Xiaolei huang

Xiaolei Huang

PhD Student
Information Science
Xiaolei Huang is a PhD student in information science. His research interest is in machine learning/text mining and natural language processing (NLP). One of his former research projects involved modeling the behavior of suicidal social network users using semi-supervise learning & text summarization. His current research work is in distributed machine learning computation which involves Docker and Spark systems. Broadly speaking, Huang is interested in NLP applications in cognitive science,...
Aaron Jialun Jiang

Aaron Jialun Jiang

PhD Student
Information Science
A graduate from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Computer Science, Aaron Jialun Jiang has always been interested in human-computer interaction and social media. He investigates patterns in people, data and technology and how to improve human understanding of vast amounts of available information with technological solutions. He has presented his research “Why Do Teammates Hate Me? Cross-Cultural Tensions and Social Dynamics in Online Games” at the Computer-Supported...
Wendy Norris

Wendy Norris

PhD Student
Information Science
Wendy Norris is an Information Science PhD student and works with Prof. Stephen Voida to explore how time and temporality are represented in humanitarian socio-technical systems. Her work is situated in crisis informatics, human-computer interaction, social computing, and digital humanitarian networks. She brings extensive industry experience in online platform development, crowdsourcing/peer production systems, and user-centered design processes. Prior to graduate school, Wendy held professional fellowships at Stanford University, University of...
Anthony Pinter

Anthony Pinter

PhD Student
Information Science
Anthony Pinter is an Information Science PhD student interested in understanding how audiences interpret identity presentations and form impressions of others in online spaces. He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University (BS and MS in Information Sciences and Technology). He works with Jed Brubaker at CU Boulder exploring different facets of identity in online environments. In his spare time, Anthony enjoys biking, competing in track and field events...
Anthony Pinter

Anthony Pinter

PhD Student
Information Science
Anthony Pinter is an Information Science PhD student interested in how audiences interpret identity and identity shifts in online environments. He is a graduate of Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology, where he completed both a BS and MS in Information Science. At CU Boulder, he works with Jed Brubaker on projects related to identity online. In his spare time, Anthony competes in track and field events and...
Mohammad Rashidujjaman Rifat

Mohammad Rashidujjaman Rifat

PhD Student
Information Science
Mohammad Rashidujjaman Rifat's research interests include human-computer interaction and information as well as communication technologies for development (ICT4D). Rifat earned a BS in computer science and engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. He worked as a research consultant with the Design Technology Lab (DTL) at New York University of Abu Dhabi. At CU Boulder, he will focus on philanthropic informatics with his advisor, Amy Voida. He follows a...
Jordan Wirfs-Brock

Jordan Wirfs-Brock

PhD Student
Information Science
Jordan Wirfs-Brock is an Information Science PhD student interested in how unexpected mechanisms — sound, art, taste, participatory experiences — can help people understand quantitative data. Before that, Jordan was a data journalist with Inside Energy, a public media collaboration, where she told complex stories in approachable ways using graphics, podcasting, live performances and more. If Jordan isn't at her computer, she's probably trail running.
Jordan Wirfs-Brock

Jordan Wirfs-Brock

PhD Student
Information Science
Jordan Wirfs-Brock is an Information Science PhD student interested in how unexpected mechanisms - sound, art, taste, participatory experiences - can help people understand quantitative data. Before that, Jordan was a data journalist with Inside Energy, a public media collaboration, where she told complex stories in approachable ways using graphics, podcasting, live performances and more. If Jordan isn't at her computer, she's probably trail running.
Junnan Yu

Junnan Yu

PhD Student
Information Science
Junnan Yu is a PhD student in information science who focuses on youth and creativity, and human-computer interaction with his advisor, Dr. Ricarose Roque. Before joining CU, Junnan received his BE and MA degree in industrial design from Zhejiang University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, respectively. His master research focused on the usability of human-information systems to provide better user experience. He is also an active UI/UX and product designer.