Lab Members


Elizabeth "Beth" Mynatt 
Beth founded the Everyday Computing Lab in 1998 following her time at Xerox PARC working with Mark Weiser and others on ubiquitous computing. She is a Professor in the School of Interactive Computing, member of Microsoft Research US Technical Advisory Board, and member of CRA's Computing Community Consortium (CCC). At Georgia Tech, Beth is the Executive Director of Georgia Tech's Institute for People and Technology.

Ph.D. Students

Jessica Pater 
Jessica is a Ph.D. student in Human Centered Computing. Her research focuses on the characterization of non-suicidal self-injury and self-harm within a social computing context. Specifically, she studies the presentations of eating disorders online within adolescent populations. She is currently investigating how social computing activities can be captured by diagnostic tools, allowing healthcare professionals to better understand the breadth and depth of the digital contexts of their mental disease. She holds a B.S. and M.S. in International Affairs from Georgia Tech. She also currently works full-time as a Researcher for the Georgia Tech Research Institute in the Information and Communications Lab. Her research areas include computer supported cooperative work (CSCW), human-computer interaction (HCI), social computing, & mental health and wellness.
Jon Bidwell 
Jon is a PhD student in Computer Science. His research focuses on identifying unique was that technology may be applied for more seamlessly incorporating health tracking as a part of people's everyday lives. He current focus is in the Human & Computer Interaction field focuses on supporting the treatment of Epilepsy. He works with clinicians, engineers, patients, and families to develop new tools aimed at helping patients and caregivers to more accurately report nighttime seizures within the home and in clinical settings. Jon holds degrees in computer vision from UNC Chapel Hill, HCI from Carnegie Mellon University and Computer & Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also has work experience with NASA and the US Air Force.