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 projects include:
- Open Power Quality, an initiative to design low-cost power quality monitoring devices and cloud-based infrastructure for analysis.
- Morea Framework, a learning management system supporting “athletic software engineering“.
- RadGrad, a system to facilitate undergraduate CS student success.
I previously led the Kukui Cup, investigating how education, gamification, incentives, and feedback can combine to support energy literacy, conservation, and sustained positive change in energy behaviors, as well as 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 two software startups, and have served on the Board of Directors of several technology companies. See my curriculum vitae for more details.