Erik P. Pukinskis http://snowedin.net
1200 Rolling Ridge Way, Apt. #807, Bloomington, IN 47403 firstname.lastname@example.org 812-320-1877
2004-2006: Indiana University: M.S. in Human-Computer Interaction/Design, 4.0/4.0 GPA 1999-2003: University of Connecticut: B.S. with Honors in Computer Science, minor in Psychology, 3.7/4.0 GPA.
AWARDS AND HONORS
RESEARCH AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Instructor, Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction/Design, Indiana University School of Informatics Summer 2005
Research Assistant, Yvonne Rogers advising, Indiana University School of Informatics, Spring 2005. Develop mixed reality games for large multiuser displays to studying collaboration. Conduct observations and interviews with biology researchers to identify areas for further research into human information usage in biology labs.
Teaching Assistant to Professor Yvonne Rogers, Indiana University School of Informatics, Fall 2004, Pervasive Computing.
Undergraduate Researcher, Intelligent Distributed Information Systems Lab, Booth Research Center, UConn, Fall 2001 through Spring 2003. Surveyed and developed quantitative measures of usability and implemented them in human experiments.
Cognitive Psychology, Learning, Psychology of Language, Theory of Computation, Artificial Life, Artificial Intelligence, Human-Computer Interaction/Design, HCI Theory, Prototyping, Ethnography, Pervasive Computing, Quantitative Methods in Psychology
Independent Contractor, The Daily Jolt, Cambridge, MA, August 2003 through August 2004. Design, develop, and implement web-based community picture album, "procrastination link" database, retool advertisement purchasing system.
Support Technician, University of Connecticut Department of Psychology, Storrs, CT, January 2002 through May 2003. Fix professors' computers.
Web Designer, University of Connecticut College of Continuing Studies, Storrs, CT, January 2001 through Septembe 2001. Design and code, and maintain new web sites.
Webmaster, New England Computer Associates, Storrs, CT, October 1996 through August 1999. Design and code, and maintain new web sites.
Kynthia Brunette, Matthew Eisenstadt, Erik Pukinskis, William Ryan. (2005) Meeteetse: Social well-being through place attachment. Proceedings of CHI2005: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Portland, OR (2005).
Eugene Santos Jr., Hien Nguyen, Qunhua Zhao and Erik Pukinskis. (2003) Empirical Evaluation of Adaptive User Modeling in a Medical Information Retrieval Application. Proceedings of 9th International Conference on User Modeling, P. Brusilovsky, A. Corbett, F. de Rosis (Eds.) Springer. Berlin. pg. 292-296.
Pukinskis, Erik. (2003) Quantitative Usability Evaluation of an Active User Interface Information Retrieval Application. (Honors Thesis)
Pukinskis, Erik. (2003) Proposal for Studying the Effect of Context Switching on Usability in Application- and Document-Centric Systems. (Independent study report)
Pukinskis, Erik. (2003) The challenges semantics pose for computational representations of mind. (Honors advanced subjects essay)
Pukinskis, Erik. (2002) Quantitative Usability Testing. (Independent Study Report)
Pukinskis, Erik. (2001) A Connectionist Model for Metaphor. (Honors advanced subjects essay)