Michael is a Ph. D. student in the Center for Human-Computer Interaction at Virginia Tech (VT). He is an affiliate of the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology at VT. Michael is advised by Deborah Tatar. He is pursuing his Ph.D. in Computer Science. Michael is interested in the relationship between intimacy and shared experience, which he is studying through designs for co-experience or co-consumption of media.
Michael has a M.S. in Computer Science, also from VT. For this work, he studied the effects of varied user interface transparency in a Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) application on individuals’ contributions to co-located group work.