Undergraduate Students • Associated Researchers • Alumni
Dr. Francisco is general practioner of informatics with interest in understanding the relationship of culture and systems design. His past work has been in areas such as simulation and modeling in the social sciences, epistemology of social science research methods, and technology commercialization. More recently his efforts have focused on creating lab infrastructures and practices for making simple robots and smart cabinets.
Shenshen is currently working on the HealthyMe and SOLACE projects as a Research Assistant at PHIT lab. He has been an enthusiast for Computer Networks and Pervasive Computing since graduated from University of St Andrews at UK with a BSc (Hons) in Internet Computer Science. His recent interest mainly lies on exploring the sense of the next generation Internet Computing.
JerNettie Burney graduated from Elizabeth City State University in December 2011, receiving her Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics. Starting in the fall of 2012, she will be starting her next milestone: to receive her Masters in Informatics with a specialization in High Performance Computing at Indiana University-Bloomington. For the summer, she is working as an intern for the PHIT Lab where she is doing comparisons of different health devices to discover which device would be better suited to keep track of one’s health effectively.
Beenish is a Computer Science graduate from IUB. She is part of the Security and Usability Research Group headed by Professor Kay Connelly working on Dietary Intake Monitoring Application (DIMA) Project in collaboration with Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis Nursuing Department. Her research focuses on exploring how technology can be designed for low literacy and chronically ill populations to help them self-manage their health.
Robyn is a recent graduate of Elizabeth City State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Information Science. In August of 2012 she will be pursuing her master’s degree in Human Computer Interaction-Design at Indiana University. Currently, she is a summer intern with the PHIT Lab helping to design and develop new technologies that will permit older adults to continue living in the comfort of their homes.
My name is Meisi Huang and I’m currently a second-year master’s student in the Human-Computer Interaction Design program at Indiana University Bloomington. I graduated from University of Science & Technology Beijing with a B.E. in Measurement & Control Technology.My research interests are interaction design and user experience design. I’m currently working as a research assistant on HealthyMe project.
Ginger is a Master’s student at IUB, and is working closely with Dr. Caine to develop a mobile application for the clinically depressed. Her research is primarily concerned with Human Computer Interactions. She is an involved member in various PHIT projects. Ginger was granted the ThemeVision scholarship in March 2009, an award given to an outstanding minority student in the School’s Media Arts & Science program (MAS) who exhibits an interest and proficiency in new media.
Master Candidate from Human Computer Interaction/design program. Currently working on a project which is about designing privacy setting for EMR. Previously worked as Experience Associate at Razorfish, San Francisco.
Alec Byrd is an IUB undergraduate majoring in Informatics, with a telecommunications cognate. He has been the webmaster of phitlab.org since Novermber 2012, and assists in various other projects.
Rebecca Torrey is an undergraduate research assistant working primarily on the SOLACE aging in place project. She will be interning with the lab over the summer and will graduate in August 2013.
I am a junior studying human biology and getting a minor in informatics. I am very interested in health informatics because it bridges two of my interests: medicine and technology. I am currently working on the G.O.A.L. project as well as helping with the design process of various projects in SOLACE.
Dr. Priscilla Barnes’ research interests are in public health systems and services, health disparities, and faith and public health. More specifically, she examines inter-organizational factors that influence the quality of preventative health care services that racial and ethnic minorities receive within the U.S. public health system. For the past ten years, Dr. Barnes has worked for several public and private organizations including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regional and local health departments, professional associations and foundations, and the Air Force.
Dr. Patil is a researcher at IU, and is currently working on multiple PHIT Lab projects. His research interests include human centered computing, human computer interaction design, security, social informatics, software and systems, and web science.
Nupoor is a current Computer Science Master’s Student at IU. She is a Research Assistant at PHIT lab and currently working on the mobile health tracking application for low literacy, Mexican-American Women project and the SOLACE project. Her primary responsibilities involve developing, testing and deploying applications for the various projects.
Harish Bharani is a Master’s student in Computer Science at IUB. His research interests are in the application of Social and Health Informatics theories to bridge the gap between technology and the end users. He has worked on various PHIT Lab projects to develop easy-to-use technology solutions to aid patients. He is willing to contribute more towards Healthcare by pursuing a career in Technology Consulting.
Andy is an Informatics student at IUB. He is currently a Research Assistant here at PHIT Lab, and helps out on various projects.
Michael is currently a Junior here at Indiana University Bloomington, majoring in Informatics with a specialization in Business and a minor in Telecommunications. He is currently a Research Assistant at IUB and helps out on various PHIT Lab projects. Throughout the summer, he transcribed interviews for various studies and helped graduate student Mary Carter with many different robotics house studies. Currently Michael is working on a readable report using Microsoft Publisher for a study that was conducted a few years ago. He is also working on coding qualitative data for a separate study.
Nathan is a senior at IUB, and is finishing up his Bachelors of Science degree in Informatics and Computing, with minors in Business Management with focus on a career in Project Management and information administration. He is currently a Research Assistant at IUB, and helps out on various PHIT projects.
Morgan is an informatics Senior at IUB, with a specialization in Human Computer Interaction. She is currently a Research Assistant at PHIT Lab, and helps out on various health informatics projects. She has worked on different projects with Kelly Caine, Sameer Patil and Carrie Lawrence. She is currently working on the SOLACE project along with the A2A project.
Daniel O. Kutz is a doctoral student in the School of Library and Information Science with a minor in Informatics. His primary research interest lies at the intersection of human-computer interaction and social informatics. At the PHIT lab he is focused on understanding how young, middle aged, and older adults conceptualize and respond to ubiquitous health tracking technology. Other research interests include personal health records, games for health, information visualization and computer-mediated communication.
Pranav is a first year Master’s student in Human Computer Interaction Design program at IUB. With a Undergrad degree in Computer Science, his research interests are in User Centered Design, User Experienced Design, and Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing, with a focus on integrating technology to create a meaningful user experience. He is currently working as a Design and Usability intern at Centerstone Research Institute. His primarily responsibilities include user requirement gathering, and prototyping and usability testing for mobile applications that provide health related trainings to clients.
Elijah is a current undergraduate at Indiana University (IU) – Bloomington, where he will receive his Bachelor of Science in Informatics along with a minor and cognate in Business. In August of 2013, he will pursue his master’s degree in Information Systems through IU’s Kelley School of Business. Presently, Elijah is an intern for the PHIT Lab assisting other researchers and investigating different project management tools and techniques.
Casey is a graduate student at IUB. His work focuses on clinical informatics research: the application of data warehousing, data mining, and artificial intelligence to clinical decision support, clinical productivity systems, comparative effectiveness research, and personalized medicine. He was the lead designer for Centerstone’s award-winning organization-wide Data Warehouse (2010 TDWI Best Practices Award) and the national Knowledge Network Data Warehouse, a framework for the largest ongoing clinical mental health data repository in the country. He previously worked in bioinformatics and human genetics at IUB.
Barb is a first-year master’s student in the Human-Computer Interaction Design program. She holds B.A. degrees in International Studies and East Asian Languages & Cultures with a minor concentration in business from Indiana University. Her research interests include interaction and user experience design. She is currently working as a design and usability intern at Centerstone Research Institute. Currently, she conducts usability testing with consumers and clinicians on an electronic recovery-oriented system of care in order to propose design recommendations for future iterations
Matt is a graduate student majoring in Informatics, with a specialization in Human-Computer Interaction Design. He received his B.S. from the University of Evansville, with a minor in Cognitive Science. Matt’s career has been based on understanding human behavior and cognition. He works closely with CenterStone, the nation’s largest non-profit provider of community-based behavioral healthcare. He is currently working on a project whose goal is to provide Centerstone clinicians with a software program that will allow clinicians to easily and accurately record patient data.
Zach is a first-year master’s student in the Human-Compter Interaction Design program at Indiana University Bloomington. He graduated from Butler University with a B.S. in Mathematics. Zach’s research interests are currently user experience design and user research techniques. He is currently working as a semester intern at Centerstone Research Institute where he is involved with a project focused around the redesign of a website that will eventually be a resource to those needing help with addictions and other mental health conditions.
Zhipeng is a senior undergraduate student at IUB, and plan to graduate in December 2012 with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science with specialization in Systems, and a minor in Economics. He is currently working with Sameer Patil on location sharing privacy issues. His main responsibility is to create a web-based front-end to an infrastructure built for capturing and sharing individual’s locations from sources such as smartphones and laptops.
Paul is an undergraduate at IUB, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. He is doing research on the commenting behaviors of readers of the New York Times Online, using various methods of natural language processing. His mentor is Sameer Patil. Paul is also a student of the Jacobs School of music, pursuing a jazz studies degree, and spends much of his free time playing with salsa, funk, and contemporary jazz groups.
Mary graduated from IUB with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in African American and African Diaspora Studies. She has secured a scholarship through the School of Informatics and Computing to conduct research with Dr. Kelly Caine and Dr. Selma Sabanovic. Their research topic revolves around Human Computer Interaction, Human Robotic Interaction, Psychology, Geriatrics, and Sociology. They are in the final stages of finishing their research article and are on track to publishing their work in several academic journals.
Suzanne Lien and Lan Li were our 2011 Summer Interns here at PHIT Lab. They each worked on separate pervasive healthcare projects. Suzanne focused on running eyetracking on experts and non-experts as they used the internet. She was interested in seeing what the viewing patterns of these two groups of people were and determining whether or not they were making use of security indicators. Lan focused on developing an android application that helps to assist elderly seniors adhere to their daily medication schedule. She also created a website to publicize her work log and research papers.
Dr. Rima Hanania received a B.S. in Mathematics from the American University of Beirut in 1981, a M.S. in Computer Science from Indiana University in 1984, and a Ph.D. in Psychological and Brain Sciences and Cognitive Science from Indiana University in 2009. She has been working closely with Dr. Kelly Caine on an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) design that will give patients granular control, allowing them to choose who can have access to certain parts of their medical records.
Dr. Hazlewood is a PHIT Lab alumni who worked on various PHIT and ETHOS projects, including Balance Board. He is primarily interested in combining physical computing with principles from ambient display research to generate novel technologies for home healthcare, particularly technologies that promote aging in place. Additionally, he is interested in both the design methodologies necessary to integrate such technologies into home environments, as well as the evaluation techniques that must be applied when conducting the long-term in-site studies.
Dr. Tammy Toscos is an IUB graduate that worked on Chick Clique. Her research interests include: Human computer interaction, Health informatics, Adoption and acceptance of technology, Interactive learning environments, Computer science education, and Computer supported cooperative work. She has written many articles that were published, that deal with Pervasive Health Information Technologies.
Dr. Mutsuddi is an IUB graduate and worked on the Text Messaging project. Her fields of specialization include Pervasive Computing, Human Computer Interaction, Health Informatics, Data Analysis & Visualization. Dr. Mutsuddi started her teaching career at IUB with Computer Science courses, in August 2010.