We have various opportunities available to gain research experience in the lab and always welcome new members. To request a meeting related to research opportunities, the easiest way to reach me is by email ( Currently, I am only taking meetings via teleconference. In your email, please include any materials that would be useful for me to review in advance of our meeting (e.g., your resume or CV, why we are meeting, what research questions are you interested in pursuing, what work have you done in this area).

I use Google Calendar to manage my schedule. If I agree that we should meet, meetings can be scheduled with me by creating an event and including an agenda and Zoom link or other teleconferencing service. If you are unfamiliar with using these scheduling tools, now is a good time to try it out.

Undergraduate Students

  • If you are an undergraduate, you should talk to me about opportunities to work with one of my Ph.D. students, or to gain summer research experience. We are always looking for talented students to help design and program simulated environments for use in conducting human subjects research, and to search for and synthesize academic literature. We also occasionally need help collecting data, annotating, and analyzing human subjects data, for which you would receive basic training, but this depends on ongoing project schedules.
  • If you would like me to chair or be a member of your honors thesis committee, you should review my research page to make sure your interests are a good fit with my areas of expertise.

Graduate Students

  • The lab typically adds 1-2 Ph.D. and 2-4 M.S. students each year.  Students in the lab come from all around the world and have various educational backgrounds including Healthcare, Engineering, Psychology, Computer Science, and Organizational Behavior.
  • Keep in mind that most incoming students in our lab already have experience designing human subjects experiments or working with human subjects data. If you do not have experience with human subjects research and are genuinely interested there may be other novel contributions you can make in our lab.
  • If you would like to join our lab, for me to chair or serve on your Ph.D. or M.S. thesis committee, please take a close look at the research page and read some of our lab’s recent papers. Send me an email outlining how your previous experiences, current interests, and academic ambitions complement or extend the work outlined in our research program. This will increase your chances of receiving a positive reply from me.