Karrie Karahalios is an assistant professor in computer science at the
University of Illinois where she heads the Social Spaces Group. Her
work focuses on the interaction between people and the social cues they
perceive in networked electronic spaces. Our work is informed by
studies and visualizations of social communities. Of particular
interest are interfaces for pubic online and physical gathering spaces
such as twitter, chatrooms, cafes, parks, etc. The goal is to create
interfaces that enable users to perceive conversational patterns that
are present, but not obvious, in traditional communication interfaces.
Karrie completed a BS in electrical engineering, an MEng in electrical
engineering and computer science, and an MS and PhD in media arts and
sciences, all from MIT.