Curriculum Vitae

CV last updated in April of 2024 [pdf on Dropbox]

Education

May 2016           Indiana University—Bloomington, IN

Ph.D. Informatics, Human Computer Interaction Design
Minor: Inquiry Methodology
Dissertation: Care and the Construction of Hacker Identities, Communities, and Society
Co-chairs: Jeffrey Bardzell and Shaowen Bardzell

May 2012           Indiana University—Bloomington, IN
M.S. Human Computer Interaction Design

May 2010           Ball State University—Muncie, IN
B.S. Computer Science
Minor: Mathematics

Professional and Teaching Experience

2023—present    Associate Professor, Indiana University
Department of Informatics, Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering

2017—2023        Assistant Professor, Purdue University
Department of Computer Graphics Technology, Purdue Polytechnic Institute

2016—2017        Research Associate, Newcastle University
Postdoctoral researcher at Open Lab

2016                 Adjunct Faculty, Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
INFO-H564 Prototyping for Interactive Systems

2015                 Lecturer, Indiana University
INFO-I310 Multimedia Arts and Technology

2011—2015        Graduate Research Assistant, Indiana University
Developed physical prototypes and data visualizations. Conducted interviews, focus groups, and a long-term ethnography. Created, organized, and led design and research workshops. Analyzed and coded qualitative data.

2010—2013        Associate Instructor, Indiana University
INFO-I494 Informatics Capstone
INFO-I542 Foundations of HCI
INFO-I590 Advanced Prototyping. Developed curriculum and taught physical computing concepts using Arduino, Intel Perceptual Camera, and Lilypad.

Summer 2011     Intern of Applied Research, LexisNexis
Developed interactive and dynamic mockups for mobile versions of LexisNexis systems. Developed information visualization techniques to be used in analyzing user experience reports. Translated user experience reports into interaction design implications.

2010                 Teaching Assistant, Ball State University
CS345 Human-Computer Interfaces

Summer 2009     Research Assistant, Ball State University
Developed a curriculum visualization software application for use in higher education.

Summer 2008     Software Developer, Institute for Digital Entertainment and Education
Developed commercial software for multi-media, interactive presentations and demonstrations.

Other Affiliations

2023—Present    Visiting Researcher, Northumbria University
Affiliated with the Northumbria Social Computing (NorSC) research group

2019—2021        External Research Collaborator, Facebook
Research and consulting work for the Identity, Groups, and Community teams within Facebook

2017—Present    Guest Professor, Beijing Normal University
Affiliated with the Beijing Normal University User Experience Program in the School of Applied Psychology

2017—2023        Visiting Researcher, Newcastle University
Affiliated with Open Lab in the School of Computing

Awarded Funding

External

2023-ongoing. Full funded amount: $1,294,062.00. Investigator credit: $258,812.40. “Turning Training into Action: Translating Training of Behavioral Health Providers into Evidence-Based Practices.” Funded by the Department of Defense.

2022-2023. Funded amount: $150,000.00. “Investigation of Minimum Information Model for a Model-Based Definition.” Funded by the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network.

Internal

2022-2023. Full funded amount: $50,000.00. Investigator credit: $5,000.00. “Families Tackling Tough Times Together: Empowering Family Resilience in Indiana’s At-Risk Families.” Funded by AgSEED – Agricultural Research and Extension Leading to Economic Development in Indiana Agriculture and Rural Communities.

2020. Funded amount: $8,000.00. “Emerging Best Practices for Ad Hoc Socio-technical Infrastructures in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Funded by the Purdue Research Foundation.

2019-2021. Funded amount: $100,000.00. “Supporting Human-Human Communication in Remote Co-Located Contexts with Robots (Postdoc funding for two years).” Funded by the Polytechnic Research Impact Areas.

2021. Full funded amount: $8,000.00. Investigator credit: $3,000.00. “Virtual Experiential Intercultural Learning (VEIL) program to connect Purdue UX students with the Department of Computing & Information Sciences at Northumbria University.” Funded by the Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment, and Research.

2018-2019. Total award amount: $40,000.00. Investigator credit: $20,000.00. “Revitalizing Rural Communities.” Funded by the Purdue Polytechnic Office of Research.

2018-2019. Award amount: $6,500.00. “Affordable Housing: Needs-Finding Project.” Funded by the Purdue Polytechnic Office of Research.

Journal Publications

Marceau, K., Kimiecik, C., Ruiz, Y., McCormick, C., Toombs, A., Elias, C., Lalani, N., & Wadsworth, S. M. (2023). Emerging Ideas. Families Together: Supporting family resilience during the COVID‐19 pandemic. Family Relations.

Goffe, L., Chivukula, S. S., Bowyer, A., Bowen, S., Toombs, A. L., & Gray, C. M. (2022). Web Augmentation for Well-being: The Human-Centred Design of a Takeaway Food Ordering Digital Platform. Interacting with Computers. doi: 10.14236/ewic/HCI2021.16.

Toombs, A. L., Lee, A., Guo, Z., Buls, J., Westbrook, A., Carr, I., Wu, Y., & LaPeter, M. (2022). ” We’re so much more than the in-game clan”: Gaming Experiences and Group Management in Multi-Space Online Communities. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction6(CSCW2), 1-29.

Liu, W., Lee, K.-P., Gray, C. M., Toombs, A. L., Chen, K.-H., van der Helm, A., & Leifer, L. (2021). Transdisciplinary Teaching and Learning in UX Design: A Review and AR Case Studies. Applied Sciences (SI: State-of-the-Art in Human Factors and Interaction Design).

Gray, C. M., Parsons, P., Toombs, A. L., Rasche, N., & Vorvoreanu, M. (2020). Designing an Aesthetic Learner Experience: UX, Instructional Design, and Design Pedagogy. International Journal of Designs for Learning11(1), 41-58.

Lee, A., Toombs, A. L., Erickson, I., Nemer, D., Ho, Y., Jo, E., Guo, Z. (2019). The Social Infrastructure of Co-Spaces: Home, Work, and Sociable Places for Digital Nomads. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 3 (CSCW), 1-23.

Bardzell, J., Bardzell, S. Lin, C., Lindtner, S., & Toombs, A. (2018). HCI’s Making Agendas. Foundations and Trends in Human-Computer Interaction, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 126–200, 2017. DOI: 10.1561/1100000066

Kou, Y., Gray, C. M., Toombs, A. L., & Adams, R. S. (2018). Understanding social roles in an online community of volatile practice: A study of user experience practitioners on reddit. ACM Transactions on Social Computing1(4), 1-22.

Toombs, A. L., Gross, S., Bardzell, S., Bardzell, J. (2016). From Empathy to Care: A Feminist Care Ethics Perspective on Long-Term Researcher-Subject Relations. Interacting with Computers: Special Issue “Ethics Matter(s)” 29(1), 45-57. https://doi.org/10.1093/iwc/iww010

Toombs, A. L., Bardzell, S., and Bardzell, J. (2014). Becoming Makers: Hackerspace Member Habits, Values, and Identities. Journal of Peer Production, 5.

Gestwicki, P., Haddad, A., Toombs, A. L., & Sun, F. (2009). An Experience Report and Analysis of Java Technologies in Undergraduate Game Programming Courses. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, 25(1), 102-108.

Conference Proceedings

Peer Reviewed Full Papers

Goffe, L.*, Chivukula, S. S.G*, Bowyer, A.G, Bowen, S., Toombs, A. L., & Gray, C. M. (2021). Appetite for Disruption: Designing Human-Centred Augmentations to an Online Food Ordering Platform. British HCI 2021. doi: 10.14236/ewic/HCI2021.16.

Zhu, J., Gray, C. M., & Toombs, A. L. (2021). Building a Cross-Cultural UX Design Dual Degree. IASDR 2021: The Ninth Congress of the International Association of Societies of Design Research. IASDR.

Li, Z., Gray, C. M., Toombs, A. L., McDonald, K., Marinovic, L., & Liu, W. (2021). Cross-Cultural UX Pedagogy: A China-US Partnership. In E. Bohemia, L. M. Nielsen, L. Pan, N. A. G. Z. Börekçi, & Y. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of the DRS Learn X Design 2021: 6th International Conference for Design Education Researchers (Vol. 2, pp. 439–450). Design Research Society. https://doi.org/10.21606/drs_lxd2021.11.170

Jo, E., Toombs, A. L., Gray, C. M., & Hong, H. (2020). Understanding Parenting Stress through Co-designed Self-Trackers. In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’20). ACM, New York, NY, USA.

Toombs, A. L., Whitley, D., & Gray, C. M. (2020). Autono-preneurial Agents in the Community: Developing a Socially Aware API for Autonomous Entrepreneurial Lawn Mowers. In Companion of the 2020 ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP ’20). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 69-82. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3323994.3369900

Watkins, C. R., Gray, C. M., Toombs, A. L., & Parsons, P. (2020). Tensions in Enacting a Design Philosophy in UX Practice. In Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference (pp. 2107-2118).

Talhouk, R., Balaam, M., Toombs, A. L., Garbett, A., Akik, C., Ghattas, H., Araujo-Soares, V., Ahmad, B., & Montague, K. (2019, June). Involving Syrian refugees in design research: Lessons learnt from the field. In Proceedings of the 2019 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference (pp. 1583-1594).

Gray, C. M., Kou, K., Battles, B., Hoggat, J., & Toombs, A. L. (2018). The Dark (Patterns) Side of UX Design. In Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper 534, 14 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3173574.3174108

Kou, Y., Gray, C. M., Toombs, A. L., & Adams, R. S. (2018). Knowledge Production and Social Roles in an Online Community of Emerging Occupation: A Study of User Experience Practitioners on Reddit. In Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS) (pp. 2068-2077). Waikoloa Village, HI. http://hdl.handle.net/10125/50148

Kou, Y. Gray, C. M., Toombs, A. L., & Nardi, B. (2018). The Politics of Titling: The Representation of Countries in CHI Papers. In Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA ’18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper alt16, 10 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3170427.3188409

Strohmayer, A., Bellini, R., Meissner, J., Finnigan, S. M., Alabdulqader, E., Toombs, A. L., & Balaam, M. (2018). #CHIversity: Implications for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Campaigns. In Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA ’18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper alt03, 10 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3170427.3188396

Toombs, A. L., Morrissey, K., Simpson, E., Gray, C. M., Vines, J., & Balaam, M. (2018). Supporting the Complex Social Lives of New Parents. In CHI’18: Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York, NY: ACM Press. https://doi.org/10.1145/3173574.3173994

Toombs, A. L., (2017). Hackerspace Tropes, Identities, and Community Values. In DIS’17: Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Designing Interactive Systems. (pp.1079-1091). New York, NY: ACM Press. https://doi.org/10.1145/3064663.3064760  [Awarded Best Paper, top 1%]

Gray, C. M., Toombs, A. L., & McKay, C. (2016). Meaning Reconstruction as an Approach to Analyze Critical Dimensions of HCI Research. In CHI EA ’16: CHI’16 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 328-340). New York, NY: ACM Press. https://doi.org/10.1145/2851581.2892571

Gray, C. M., Toombs, A. L., & Gross, S. (2015). Flow of Competency in UX Design Practice. In CHI’15: Proceedings of the 2015 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York, NY: ACM Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2702123.2702579 [Received the SIGCHI Best of CHI Honorable Mention Award, top 5%]

Toombs, A. L., Bardzell, S., & Bardzell, J. (2015). The Proper Care and Feeding of Hackerspaces: Care Ethics and Cultures of Making. In CHI’15: Proceedings of the 2015 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York, NY: ACM Press. https://doi.org/10.1145/2702123.2702522 [Received the SIGCHI Best of CHI Honorable Mention Award, top 5%]

Pace, T., Toombs, A. L., Gross, S., Pattin, T., Bardzell, J., & Bardzell, S. (2013). A tribute to Mad Skill: Expert Amateur Visuality and World of Warcraft Machinima. In CHI’13: Proceedings of the 2013 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 2019-2028). New York, NY: ACM Press.

Bardzell, S., Gross, S., Wain, J., Toombs, A. L., & Bardzell, J. (2011). The Significant Screwdriver: Care, Domestic Masculinity, and Interaction Design. In Proceedings of the 25th BCS Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (pp. 371-377). Swinton, UK: British Computer Society.

Peer Reviewed Short Papers and Posters

Clepper, G., Martinez, J. S., Farooq, A., Allred, A. M., McDonald, K., Carr, I., Toombs, A. L., & Tan, H. Z. (2020). Feeling Creepy: A Haptic Haunted House (Demo). IEEE.

Lee, A., & Toombs, A. L. (2020,). Robots on Campus: Understanding Public Perception of Robots using Social Media. In Conference Companion Publication of the 2020 on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (pp. 305-309).

Parsons, P., Gray, C. M., Rasche, N. J., & Toombs, A. L. (2020). Vertical Integration in UX Design Studios. 2nd Annual ACM SIGCHI Symposium on HCI Education (EduCHI 2020).

Lee, A., Toombs, A. L., & Erickson, I. (2019). Infrastructure vs. Community: Co-Spaces Confront Digital Nomads’ Paradoxical Needs. In Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA ’19). ACM, New York, NY, USA.

Murdoch-Kitt, K., Gray, C. M., Parsons, P., Toombs, A. L., Louw, M., & Van Gent, E. (2019). Developing Students’ Instrumental Judgment Capacity for Design Research Methods. Dialogue: Proceedings of the AIGA Design Educators Community Conferences (Decipher, Vol. 1)(pp. 108-115). doi: 10.3998/mpub.11688977.

Toombs, A. L., Davidge, M. A., Park, J., Sirko, G., & LaPeter, M. (2019, November). Algorithmically-Generated Communities: A Case Study. In Conference Companion Publication of the 2019 on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (pp. 387-391).

Toombs, A. L., Gray, C. M., Zhou, G., & Light, A. (2018). Appropriated or Inauthentic Care in Gig-Economy Platforms: A Psycho-linguistic Analysis of Uber and Lyft. In Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA ’18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper LBW532, 6 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3170427.3188657

Townshend, J., Hayes, L., Hails, S., Toombs, A. L., & Balaam, M. (2018). Development of an online resource to support paedaitric asthma management: www.beatasthma.co.uk. European Respiratory Journal, 52, PA3134. DOI: 10.1183/13993003.congress-2018.PA3134

Bardzell, J., Bardzell, S., & Toombs, A. L. (2014). “Now that’s definitely a proper hack”: Self-made Tools in Hackerspaces. In CHI’14: Proceedings of the 2014 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 473-476). New York, NY: ACM Press. https://doi.org/10.1145/2556288.2557221 [Received the SIGCHI Best of CHI Honorable Mention Award, top 5%]

Invited or Juried

Marceau, K., McCormick, C., Elias, C., Toombs, A., Lalani, N., Ruiz, Y., MacDermid Wadsworth, S. (2021). Families Together: How Families Used a Program to Build Family Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic. 2021 National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference. Virtual.

Gray, C. M., Toombs, A. L., Light, A., & Vines, J. (2018). Ethics, Values, and Designer Responsibility. Proceedings of the Design Research Society1.

Toombs, A. L. (2015). Enacting Care Through Collaboration in Communities of Makers. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference Companion on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (CSCW’15 Companion, Doctoral Consortium paper) (pp. 81-84). New York, NY: ACM Press. doi:10.1145/2685553.2699326

Gross, S., Toombs, A. L., Wain, J., & Walorski, K. (2011). Foodmunity: Designing Community Interactions Over Food. In CHI ’11 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1019-1024). New York, NY: ACM Press.

Trade Publications

Soden, R., Toombs, A. L., and Thomas, M. (2024). Evaluating Interpretive Research in HCI. interactions 31, 1 (January/February 2024), 38-42. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3633200 

MacDermid Wadsworth, S., Toombs, A. L., Lalani, N. S., Ruiz, Y., Marceau, K., Mccormick, C. E. B., & Elias, C. M. (2021). Supporting Family Resilience in the Context of Disasters (4th ed., vol. 66). Saint Paul, MN: National Council on Family Relations., https://www.ncfr.org/ncfr-report/winter-2021/supporting-family-resilience-context-disasters.

Gray, C. M., Toombs, A. L., Owczarzak, M., & Watkins, C. (2019). Digital civics goes abroad. Interactions26(2), 74-77.

Toombs, A. L., Ferri, G., Grimme, S., Gross, S., Stallings, M. D., Bardzell, J., and Bardzell, S. (2016). Making a critical playshop. interactions 24, 1 (December 2016), 34-37. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3019006

Peer Reviewed Conference Presentations

Lalani, N., Elias, C., Toombs, A., Marceau, K., McCormick, C., Ruiz, Y., MacDermid Wadsworth, S. (2021). Building a Large-Scale, Public-Facing Family Resilience Development Program During a Pandemic. National Council on Family Relations Family Life Education Summit. Virtual.

Nemer, D., & Toombs, A. L. (2019). Care and Emotional Labor in the Gig Economy. Power Struggles in the Digital Economy. Panel Discussion at Society for Social Studies of Science (4S). New Orleans, LA.

Gray, C. M., & Toombs, A. L. (2018, April). Forming a Design Identity in Computing Education Through Reflection and Peer Interaction. Paper Session at the 2018 AERA Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

Book Chapters

Gray, C. M., Williams, R. M., Parsons, P., Toombs, A. L., & Westbrook, A. (2023). Trajectories of Student Engagement with Social Justice-Informed Design Work. Toward Inclusive Learning Design: Social Justice, Equity, and Community. Springer.

Gray, C. M., Parsons, P., & Toombs, A. L. (2020). Building a holistic design identity through integrated studio education. In Educational Technology Beyond Content (pp. 43-55). Springer, Cham.

Toombs, A. L., Bardzell, S., and Bardzell, J. (2014). Becoming Makers: Hackerspace Member Habits, Values, and Identities. In J. Söderberg & Maxigas (Eds.) Book of Peer Production: Special FSCONS Edition (pp. 36-45). Aarhus, DK: NSU Press. [Invited from Special Issue of Journal of Peer Production]

Workshops Convened

Karusala, N., Ismail, A., Bhat, K., Gautam, A., Pendse, S., Kumar, N., Anderson, R., Balaam, M., Bardzell, S., Bidwell, N. J., Densmore, M., Kaziunas, E., Piper, A. M., Raval, N., Singh, P., Toombs, A. L., Verdezoto, N., & Wang, D. (2021). The Future of Care Work: Towards a Radical Politics of Care in CSCW Research and Practice.

Gray, C. M., Chivukula, S. S., Toombs, A. L., & Light, A. (2018). Visualizing Values to Analyze Designers’ Ethical Responsibility. Design Research Society. Limerick, Ireland.

Toombs, A. L., Devendorf, L., Shih, P., Kaziunas, E., Nemer, D., Mentis, H., & Forlano, L. (2018). Sociotechnical Systems of Care. In Companion of the 2018 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (pp. 479-485).

Toombs, A. L., Dow, A., Vines, J., Gray, C. M., Dennis, B., Clarke, R., & Light, A. (2018). Designing for Everyday Care in Communities. In Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS ’18 Companion). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 391-394. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3197391.3197394

Lazar, A., Toombs, A. L., Morrissey, K., Kenning, G., Boger, J., & Brankaert, R. (2018). HCIxDementia Workshop: Engaging People Living with Dementia. In Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA ’18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper W01, 7 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3170427.3170613

Morrissey, K., Toombs, A. L., Lazar, A., and Boger, J. (2017). HCIxDementia: The Role of Technology & Design in Dementia. In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA ’17). New York, NY: ACM Press. https://doi.org/10.1145/3027063.3027083

Invited Talks and Presentations

2021, March 26. Toombs, A. L. Unpacking Parent Experiences with Family-Focused Digital Communities and Social Tools. Human Development and Family Studies department and Military Family Research Institute.

2020, June 9. Toombs, A. L., “Faculty Panel: Design Thinking in the Polytechnic (UX),” Purdue Polytechnic Institute.

2020, May 13. Toombs, A. L., Connecting in the community: Digital technology and built environment approaches to preventing mental health problems, ““we’re so much more than the in-game clan”: how a game session scheduling platform created hundreds of online communities,” Loneliness and Social Isolation in Mental Health Research Network, London, United Kingdom.

2019, March 13. Toombs, A. L., NORTH Lab Talks, “Ideas in progress: What can HCI and CSCW scholars learn from algorithmically defined communities?,” Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

2018, June 4. Gray, C. M., Parsons, P., Toombs, A. L., Polytechnic Summit, “The Integrated Design Studio as an Approach to Transdisciplinary Design Learning,” UTEC, Lima, Peru.

2018, January 26. Toombs, A. L., SIS Talks, “From Hackerspaces to Parent Groups: Everyday Care in Sociotechnical Communities,” University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

2017, July 17. Gray C. M., & Toombs, A. L. Qualitative Inquiry: Thematic Analysis, Meaning Reconstruction, and Data Management. Open Lab, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

2016, November 18. Gray, C. M., & Toombs, A. L. Tracing Meaning-Making Through Reconstructive Analysis. Participatory Information Technology Colloquium, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.

2013, October 8. Guest Lecturer, INFO-I310: Media, Arts, and Technology. Expert Amateur Visual Practices in WoW Machinima. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

2013, October 7, 14, & 21. Guest Lecturer, INFO-I590: Advanced Prototyping. Interactive Prototyping with Sensors. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

2013, October 3. Invited Speaker, IU Makes Lecture Series. Self-Made Tools in Hackerspaces. Bloomington, IN.

Invited Research Institute

2015. Summer Institute, Consortium for the Science of Sociotechnical Systems (CSST). Florissant, CO.

Awards

2023. Exceptional Early Career Award for Undergraduate Teaching from the Department of Computer Graphics Technology, Purdue University.

2021 – Corps of Engagement Award for Families Tackling Tough Times Together program,Steering Committee member, Purdue University.

2021 – Faculty Engagement Award for Families Tackling Tough Times Together program,Steering Committee member, College of Health and Human Sciences.

2021 – Outstanding Design Case Award, AERA SIG Design and Technology.

2019 – Recognition for Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion, DIS | C&C Diversity and Accessibility Co-Chairs.

2017 – Best Paper Award, ACM DIS Conference on Designing Interactive Systems.

2015 – 2 x Best Paper Award Nominations, ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

2014 – Best Paper Award Nomination, ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

Professional External Service

Editor

2021. Guest editor for a special issue of Multimodal Technologies and Interaction titled Impact of Digital Technologies on Communities.

Program Committee

2023. Program committee member for the Citizen-Centric AI special track at GoodIT’23.

2021. Posters Co-Chair for CSCW’21.

2018. Track Organizer for Design Research Society (DRS) 2018.

Associate Chair (includes reviewing)

2023. Associate Chair for CHI’24 (2 special recognitions for outstanding reviews) and GROUP’25.

2021. Associate Chair for CSCW and CHI’22.

2020. Associate Chair for CHI’21 (2 special recognitions for outstanding reviews) and DIS’20 (special recognition for an outstanding review).

2019. Associate Chair for CHI’20 (special recognition for an outstanding review) and DIS’19.

2018. Associate Chair for DIS’18 and CHI’19 (special recognition for an outstanding review).

2017. Associate Chair for the Late Breaking Work track of ACM SIGCHI 2017.

Reviews

2023. Reviewer for GoodIT’23, CSCW’24, ToCHI, and ToHRI.

2022. Reviewer for CHI’23, ToCHI, DIS’22, and CSCW’22.

2021. Reviewer for CHI’22 (special recognition for an outstanding review), ToCHI, IJHCS, and CSCW’21 cycles 2-4.

2020. Reviewer for CSCW’20 cycles 1 and 2 (special recognition for an outstanding review), CSCW’21 cycle 1, and DIS’20 Pictorials.

2019. Reviewer for CHI’19 Late Breaking Work, CSCW’19 (2 special recognitions for outstanding reviews), GROUP’20, ToCHI, and DIS’19.

2018. Reviewer for HCI Journal, NordiCHI’18, ToCHI, DIS’18 Provocations and Works-in-Progress, CSCW’18 second cycle, and alt.chi’18.

2017. Reviewer for IJHCS, Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (ToCHI), CHI’17 Late Breaking Work, CHI’18, DIS’17, DIS’17 Pictorials, C&C’17, and alt.chi’17.

2016. Reviewer for CHI’17, DIS’16, DIS’16 Pictorials, CSCW’17, alt.chi’16, IxD&A’s special issue on making, Polity books, the HCI Journal, and Science Technology and Human Values (ST&HV).

2015. Reviewer for CHI’16 (2 special recognitions for outstanding reviews), CSCW’16, and alt.chi’15.

2014. Reviewer for CHI’15, DIS’14 Pictorials, JoPP, and alt.chi’14.

2013. Reviewer for JoPP, CHI’13 Work-in-Progress, and CHI’14 Papers and Notes.

Session Chair

2021. Session Chair for two sessions at CHI.

2018. Session Chair for Designing Interactive Systems (DIS).

2017. Session Chair for DIS and for CHI.

Other

2014-2016. Student Volunteer for ACM SIGCHI conference.

2014. Volunteer for Making Subjects Conference. Indiana University Bloomington. Technical Volunteer.

Professional Internal Service

Purdue University

2022-2023. Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Chair.

2021-2023. Purdue eSports Committee Member.

2019-2023. Purdue Polytechnic International Programs Committee Member.

2021-2022. Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Incoming Chair.

Community Service

2012-2014. Bloominglabs. Making, hacking, and tinkering workshops; event organization.

Media Coverage

2014, January 18. Featured post on Instructables.
http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Pee-Timer-Connecting-the-Arduino-the-Intel-Per/

Professional Affiliations

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)