Research and Teaching
I am Chair of the
Information and Computer Sciences Department
University of Hawaii at Manoa
where I teach human-computer interaction, programming, data structures, and cognitive science.
I conduct research on how social media is used for civic engagement and on
issues related to e-democracy
and social informatics.
I am also the Director of HICHI, the Hawaii Computer-Human Interaction Lab
I am a stage and camera actor.
I have appeared on stage in the Philadelphia area
and in Hawaii.
I grew up in Los Angeles where I
was a TV and film child actor.
Lately I have been trying to get back
in front of the camera as a grown up,
but it's not as easy now as it was then.