Michael Brooks


I am a PhD student in Human Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington, where I study human computer interaction. I work with Cecilia Aragon as part of the Scientific Collaboration and Creativity Lab.

I grew up in Pittsboro, NC, and studied Math and Computer Science at Oberlin College.

Research Interests

I am interested in creating new and better ways for people to work with and understand data, combining both human intelligence and computation through interactive visualization and machine learning. My current work deals with building tools to analyze emotions in text communication, such social media. I also do research on usable security. More about my research.