Andrew Head, PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley EECS
Andrew Head is a PhD candidate at UC Berkeley Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. In his dissertation research, he studies how interactive systems can help programmers share their expertise. These systems help programmers create code examples, and enrich programming tutorials with context-relevant explanations of code.
Andrew is advised by Björn Hartmann and Marti Hearst. He has built and studied software development tools with software engineering research teams at Google and Microsoft Research as a research intern. He holds a Bachelor's degree in computer engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, where he studied how mobile games can support language learning with the Mobile Interfaces and Pedagogical Systems group. He has been awarded the NDSEG fellowship, and nominated for best paper awards at VL/HCC and CHI.
He also coordinates the Berkeley Institute of Design Seminar, a weekly graduate research seminar in design and human-computer interaction. If you're a researcher or practitioner doing exciting work in human-computer interaction and design in the Bay Area and want to speak to the group, please feel free to contact him!