Hi, welcome.

In case you couldn’t tell by the URL, I’m Jake.

Here you’ll find my academic work, and various other ephemera.

I spend my time...

  • Thinking about the role technology can play in social change, to empower individuals and groups of people both individually and organizationally. In particular, my focus is on geographic biases in crowd systems.

  • Researching at Virginia Tech, and I work in the Crowd Intelligence Lab HCI lab, with Dr. Kurt Luther. My particular interest is on role of geography, and related biases, in crowd systems.

  • Photographing the minutae in the world. I try to capture the things that are in the world, but not at the forefront of what people are attentive to. I really enjoy both the technical and the (I believe) artistic aspects of the medium.