I am a Professor and the Associate Chair of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Hawaii and Director of the Collaborative Software Development Laboratory. I received B.S. degrees in both Biology and Computer Science from the University of Michigan in 1980, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts in 1990. I have written many articles and technical reports in areas including the smart grid, gamification, human-computer interaction, software engineering, computer supported cooperative work, and artificial intelligence.
My current research involves the Kukui Cup, a project that investigates how education, gamification, incentives, and feedback can combine to support energy literacy, conservation, and sustained positive change in energy behaviors. I previously led the Hackystat Project, an open source framework for collection, analysis, visualization, interpretation, annotation, and dissemination of software development process and product data. I am active in the Hawaii technology community, co-founded an internet software services company in 2000, and have served on the Board of Directors of several technology companies. See my curriculum vitae for more details.