I am an Assistant Professor in the Tandy School of Computer Science at the University of Tulsa. I received my Ph.D. student at the department of Computer Science and Engineering of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. I worked as a Research assistant in the Software Engineering group (ESQuaReD) under the supervision of Dr. Gregg Rothermel and Dr. Anita Sarma. I had a joint appointment as Post Doctoral Scholar at the school of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the Oregon State University, Corvallis and the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. I worked with Dr. Margaret Burnett.
My research interest lies at the intersection between Human-Computer Interactions, Software Engineering, Education and Empirical Evaluation . Specifically, I envision a society where people in technical problem-solving professions (experts, novice programmers, end-user programmers, and underrepresented communities) can gain access to software tools that no longer drain their capabilities, but rather support and advance them. Her research is highly interdisciplinary and focused towards supporting problem-solving professionals.
I am a member of a End Users Shaping Effective Software (EUSES) consortium and exploratory programming (group of researchers around the world). At TU, I am faculty advisor for the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), and University of Tulsa Young Professionals (TUYP). I am also Vice President of Outreach for SWE in Tulsa area. I am also in mentorship program of Oklahoma Women in Information Technology (OKWIT). I have received Master of Technology (M.Tech with distinction) and Bachelors of Technology (B.Tech) in Computer Science and Engineering. I am an Oracle 9i DBA Certified Professional.
I'm looking for self-motivated and hard-working Master and Ph.D. students. If you are interested in my research, please email me a copy of your CV/Resume, including some samples or descriptions of your major projects.