About Me

I am a Postdoctoral Associate at Virginia Tech, working with Kurt Luther at the Crowd Intelligence Lab.

I received PhD from the University of Minnesota, where I worked with Loren Terveen and Brent Hecht as a part of GroupLens. I have also worked at IBM Research as an intern.

My recent work has been focused on understanding geographic biases in crowd platforms (e.g. Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap, TaskRabbit and Uber). Geographic variations in either the content or service mean that rural and low-SES regions are disproportionately under-served. My work has used robust geostatistical methods to measure and understand some of the mechanisms that underlie these geographic biases.