University of Waterloo
I am currently a Master’s student at the University of Waterloo. I study crowdsourcing systems and how to make them more effective. In particular, I am interested in making crowdsourcing tasks where multiple workers collaborate in real time. I am currently researching ways to pay workers fairly for working on a team. My research might be best described as computer supported cooperative work, understanding how humans work together and using computer systems to take advantage of this cooperative work.
I work with CrowdCurio for my crowdsourcing studies, and my research is closely related to other graduate students’ work on CrowdCurio (including Will Callaghan, Mike Schaekermann, and Alex Williams).
While I was studying Computer Engineering at Dalhousie, I had a chance to work on a wide range of projects. Here are a few of them:
At NewAE Technology, I helped develop the ChipWhisperer toolchain. My work included:
While working at NewAE, I co-authored a paper with Colin O’Flynn discussing the implications of side-channel analysis on automotive system design (to appear in the SAE International Journal of Transportation Cybersecurity and Privacy in March 2018).
Jeff Dahn Research Group
I spent two 4 month terms with the Jeff Dahn Research Group - one funded by an NSERC DREAMS scholarship, and one for my first co-op term at Dalhousie. In the lab, I built a frequency response analyzer (FRA) which combined impedance measurement equipment with ordinary battery cyclers, testing cells automatically throughout the cycling process. The equipment gave researchers a method to test a variety of battery chemistries quickly and easily.
Data from my FRA system was published in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society.