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HCC PhD Graduates

Below is a list of our HCC PhD graduates and information about their dissertation, faculty advisor, and the position they took when they left UMBC.

Erin Buehler Erin Buehler
Graduation Date: 2018
Faculty advisor: Amy Hurst
Dissertation Title: Exploring Inclusive Learning Interactions for Students with Intellectual Disabilities in Postsecondary Education
Position after Graduation: UX at Facebook
Galina Madjaroff Galina Madjaroff
Graduation Date: 2018
Faculty advisor: Helena Mentis
Dissertation Title: Supporting Caregivers and Care Recipients after the Onset of Cognitive Impairment with Home Based Technology
Position after Graduation: Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Clinical Associate Professor at the Erickson School, UMBC
Jieyu Wang Jieyu Wang
Graduation Date: 2018
Faculty advisor: Anita Komlodi
Dissertation Title: Understanding Searchers’ Language Selection: Code-switching in Online Searching
Patrick Carrington Patrick Carrington
Graduation Date: 2017
Faculty advisor: Amy Hurst
Dissertation Title: Chairable Computing
Position after Graduation: Postdoctoral Scholar at Carnegie Mellon
Michele Williams Michele Williams
Graduation Date: 2015
Faculty advisor: Amy Hurst
Dissertation Title: Answering Subjective and Open-Ended Visual Questions by People with Vision Impairments
Position after Graduation:UX Researcher at Intel Research
Alyson Young Alyson Young
Graduation Date: 2015
Faculty advisor: Wayne Lutters
Dissertation Title: From local data to global knowledge: Understanding meta-study practice in Land Change Science
Position after Graduation: Assistant Professor, IUPUI
 Huimin Qian Huimin Qian
Graduation Date: 2014
Faculty advisor: Ravi Kuber
Dissertation Title: Improving Access to Mobile Technologies using Tactile Feedback
Position after Graduation: UX Practitioner
Kathy Weaver Kathy Weaver
Graduation Date: 2014
Faculty advisor: Anita Komlodi
Dissertation Title: Using an intelligent interviewer to conduct cognitive assessments
Position after Graduation: Lecturer and MS Program Director at University of Maryland, College Park
 Shaojian Zhu Shaojian Zhu
Graduation Date: 2013
Faculty advisor: Andrea Sears and Aryya Gangopadhyay
Dissertation Title: A Quantitative Quality Control Model for Parallel and Distributed Crowdsourcing Tasks
Position after Graduation: Senior Software Engineer at Google
 Celeste Paul Celeste Lyn Paul
Graduation Date: 2013
Faculty advisor: Anita Komlodi
Dissertation Title: A model of contextual factors and their effects in the interruptive notification user experience
Position after Graduation: Senior Computer Systems Researcher, U.S. Department of Defense.