Computer Science Department
I received a Ph.D. (double-major with Cognitive Science) and an M.S. from the IU Computer Science Department, which is housed in Lindley Hall, also known affectionately as Fortress Lindley, or just The Fortress.
I have also taught C304, C Programming. I have placed some class notes about object oriented programming on the Web.
Visual Inference Lab
I was a member of the Visual Inference Lab, a research institute that was directed by the late Jon Barwise. Jon's support over the years will never be forgotten.
I received a double major Ph.D. from the Cognitive Science Program (and the Computer Science Department). My dissertation was entitled "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For: Web Searching as Query Refinement." You can download a PDF version of my dissertation at the following URL:
In one paper, I explored the effect, on users, of the "zooming" animation displayed when a folder is opened or closed in the Macintosh user interface.
Other research investigated the effect of different systems of representation on users' ability to form Boolean queries. A paper on this topic was presented at the Tenth Midwest Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Conference. A PostScript version of this paper is also available. My dissertation work is directed by Andrew Dillon. Other committee members include Mike Dunn, David Leake and Chris Peebles.
I served as founding Executive Director of a broadly-based community computing initiative known as HoosierNet 1995-1997. HoosierNet seeks to bring the benefits of a community-wide communications and information infrastructure and infostructure to the citizens of Bloomington and Monroe County, Indiana.
I also served as the first Chief Information Officer of the City of Bloomington 1997-2001. I presented some eclectic reflections on managing IT staff and infrastructure at a guest lecture in Informatics 303.
I am now working as a consultant with McKinsey & Company.
"No matter where you go, there you are."Buckaroo Banzai
"And when you leave, remember why you came."Adlai Stevenson, as quoted by Don Kennedy, former president of Stanford University
"Horikawa! That's niiice, verrry niiice."Michael Chui