Hi, I'm Alan. I'm interested in human-computer interaction — especially, social computing systems, data visualization, and web accessibility.
Previously, I studied visual design at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, and worked for a couple of years in the New York Times news and graphics departments.
Recently, I graduated from the University of Michigan, where I triple-majored in computer science, math, and philosophy. I've had the privilege of working with some really inspiring people — namely, Professors Walter Lasecki, Jia Deng, and Peter Railton. I'm very grateful for their encouragement and support.
Outside of research, I enjoy visiting museums, following current events, and having a friendly debate at the coffee shop.