I am an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago. My interests are the public policy implications stemming from the design of communication technology.
My current focus is video surveillance. Two specific
areas of interest include Chicago's use of video surveillance and smart
cameras. I recently released a study on the effectiveness of red light cameras in Chicago. I post on Chicago's cameras at EyeingChicago.com. I post on other developments regarding smart cameras over at InHardFocus. My older blog Smart Cameras is now inactive.
I have been interviewed numerous times on video
surveillance in Chicago as well as the emergence of smart camera
systems. My recent empirical study on surveillance cameras and crime in Chicago has recently been published. A partial list of media interviews is available here.
My past research has focused on defaults and open standards, you can find more in the Publications section.