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Email: atm15@cs.washington.edu

I am a sixth year PhD student studying Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. I am advised by Shwetak Patel in the Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp) lab and Jacob O. Wobbrock in the Mobile + Accessible Design (MAD) Lab. My dissertation work focuses on the creation of mobile apps that use built-in sensors to address diagnostic health and public safety. Applications in this space can have serious repercussions, so users would want guarantees about their application’s performance. To make smartphone sensing more robust in scenarios with unknown testing conditions (e.g., lighting, background noise), my research often involves making compromises with hardware and software, such as requiring an inexpensive accessory or restricting sensing for a specific application. As a ubiquitous computing researcher, my work incorporates many different disciplines within computer science, most notably computer vision, machine learning, signal processing, and human-computer interaction. My work is also interdisciplinary, as I often collaborate with local clinicians and researchers from other disciplines (Electrical Engineering, Informatics, Physics). I completed my undergraduate studies at Duke University with a double major in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Through the Pratt Fellows program, I had the opportunity to research in the Systems Networking Research Group (SyNRG) led by Romit Roy Choudhury.