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.
Maia Jacobs 
Maia Jacobs is a Ph.D. candidate in Human Centered Computing. Her research examines how technology can provide users with the means to better cope with significant life changes. Specifically, she studies life changes in the context of breast cancer, exploring how mobile technology can support breast cancer patients as they move through the cancer journey, adapting to patients' changing needs, goals and priorities. She holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also worked as a User Experience Specialist for Accenture. Her research areas include human-computer interaction (HCI), ubiquitous computing, and computer supported cooperative work (CSCW).

Master's Students

Aditi Dhar 
A zealous and compassionate individual, I dream of creating a difference in this world by the virtue of my work. By nature, I am dedicated and diligent and love to keep myself busy! Everything about the user fascinates me and that is how I fell in love with UX. Presently, I am a graduate student at Georgia Tech in the MS HCI program with a practically vertical learning curve. I am working on projects that inspire me, learning things daily that intellectually stimulate me, meeting talented people that make for interesting conversations and study in classes that teach me something new every single day! I have been working with Maia and Beth on the MyPath project (an initiative to help support chronic healthcare journeys) as a UX Designer for a little over a year now and learnt so much in the process! I am also working on my Masters project with them and my focus is on creating a user-centered patient monitoring dashboard for cancer navigators. It is an interesting implementation of all that we have learned from MyPath coupled together with the idea of connecting together this ecosystem in the realm of breast cancer.

Undergraduate Students

Yanglin Huang 
Hey everyone. My name is Yanglin Huang. But you can also call me Irene. I'm a third year CS major. My threads are info networks and intelligence. I'm looking forward to working with you all!