I am a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at the University of Victoria under the co-supervision of Dr. George Tzanetakis and Dr. Daniela Damian. I earned my M.Sc. in Computer Science from the College of Charleston while performing research with Dr. Bill Manaris.
My research in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) deals with new interfaces for musical expression and learning through the use of emerging technologies, such as Mixed Reality and Machine Learning. This includes designing computer-aided systems for music instrument pedagogy, such as a pianist hand posture detection system for computer assisted piano tutoring and a Mixed Reality interface for learning the the Theremin. My interests also include designing software and interfaces for interactive art and sound installations, such as Multi Agent Tangible Object Software (MATOS), a software package for interactive multi-agent sound generation specifically designed for use with tangible user interfaces.