My interests lie at the intersection of data mining, machine learning, and human-computer interaction. I build systems that learn from the collective behavior of users, and I design intelligent interfaces driven by discovered knowledge. My research has focused on developing novel tagging applications and recommender systems, but I also enjoy the challenge of doing research in other domains.
I am a Ph.D. student in the GroupLens Research lab in the University of Minnesota Computer Science department, working with Professor John Riedl. Prior to attending the University of Minnesota, I received my B.A. in Mathematics from Oberlin College. I like to think deeply about problems at a theoretical level, but I also enjoy designing real-world systems that touch a large number of people. Take a look at my projects page for an overview of my research, and my curriculum vitae for additional details about me.