I am an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago and I also teach for Computer Systems Technology at Illinois State University. My interests are the public policy implications stemming from the design of information technologies.
For the last few years, my research focused on Chicago's use of video surveillance and smart cameras. I published an empirical study on surveillance cameras and crime in Chicago as well as an exploratory 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. I have also made many media appearances as an expert on video surveillance in Chicago as well as the emergence of smart camera systems.
I am beginning a new line of research that focuses around
large scale data collection on consumers. I am posting
on this at cocoonase.com.
My past research has focused on defaults and open standards, you can find more in the Publications section.