I am a postdoctoral researcher at Carnegie Mellon University and Apple, working with Jeff Bigham.
I recently graduated with my PhD from the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley. I was advised by professors Björn Hartmann at UC Berkeley and Maneesh Agrawala at Stanford, and my doctoral work was supported by an NDSEG fellowship. I've previously been supported by a department EECS Excellence Award and a Sandisk Gold Fellowship.
In the summer of 2018, I served as the lecturer for CS160, the UC Berkeley user interface design and development course.
My dissertation research focuses on developing new algorithms and interfaces for searching, browsing and skimming videos. My projects include new text-based interfaces for exploring educational lecture videos, films, and video critiques. In addition, I've worked to understand how people view and interact with 360° videos. Though I've used video as a medium, I'm broadly interested in how to support users in benefiting from imperfect computational results in domains such as search, collaboration, and content generation.
As an undergraduate, I worked on a system for searching and browsing photoshop tutorials, and tools for helping crowdworkers provide useful design critiques.
Vincent Sitzmann*, Ana Serrano*, Amy Pavel, Maneesh Agrawala, Diego Gutierrez, Belen Masia, and Gordon Wetzstein
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (VR 2018).
Amy Pavel, Björn Hartmann, Maneesh Agrawala
ACM 30th Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST 2017).
Amy Pavel, Dan B Goldman, Björn Hartmann, Maneesh Agrawala
ACM 28th Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST 2015).
Kurt Luther, Jari-lee Tolentino, Wei Wu, Amy Pavel, Maneesh Agrawala, Brian Bailey, Björn Hartmann, Steven Dow
The 18th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2015).
Amy Pavel, Colorado Reed, Björn Hartmann, Maneesh Agrawala
ACM 27th Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST 2014).
Amy Pavel, Floraine Berthouzoz, Björn Hartmann, Maneesh Agrawala
Berkeley EECS Technical Report and Poster Presentation (TR 2013, TECHCON 2013).
Instructor — UC BerkeleyCS 160: User interface design and development
June 2018 - August 2018
Graduate student instructor — UC BerkeleyCS 160: User interface design and development
June 2017 - August 2017
Student project advisor — UC BerkeleyNWMEDIA 190: Making Sense of Cultural Data
August 2017 - December 2017
Instructor — UC BerkeleyCS Kickstart, intro CS for incoming freshmen women
Graduate student researcher — UC BerkeleyAdvisors: Björn Hartmann, Maneesh Agrawala Committee: Eric Paulos, Björn Hartmann, Maneesh Agrawala, Abigail de Kosnik
August 2013 - December 2018
Undergraduate research assistant — UC BerkeleyAdvisors: Maneesh Agrawala, Björn Hartmann, Floraine Berthouzoz
May 2011 - May 2013
Research intern — Adobe Research, SeattleAdvisor: Dan Goldman
May 2014 - August 2014, May 2015 - August 2015
- INFO C265 — Interface Aesthetics (Ryokai)
- CS 260B — Human Computer Interaction Research (Paulos)
- INFO 271B — Quantitative Researh Methods (Cheshire)
- CS 294-115 — Human Robot Interaction (Dragan)
- CS 280 — Computer Vision (Malik)
- CS 262a — Advanced Topics in Computer Systems (Kubiatowicz)
- CS 270 — Combinatorial Algorithms and Data Structures (Rao)
- CS 294-10 — Visualization (Agrawala)
- CS 294-84 — Interactive Device Design (Hartmann)
Amy Pavel, Philippe Laban, Mike Laielli, James Smith
HCI Research (CS 260B 2017).
Algorithmic Human Robot Interaction (CS 294-115 2015).