Hello! I'm Finn, and this is my homepage. I'm a computer science student at Washington University in St. Louis, with research interests in human-computer interaction and quantum computing. Here are some things I've been working on:
At WashU , I'm currently working as a research assistant in the department of computer science and engineering. I'm working with Dr. Caitlin Kelleher to develop a model of api learning. This has involved building a logging system, designing a study with human subjects, and building an interface for manually labelling logged data.Vl/Hcc poster
In the summer of 2019, I worked as a research assistant in the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science at the University of Maryland. There, I worked on implementing, visualizing, and improving Haah's algorithm for quantum signal processing decomposition.Haah's algorithm
In the summer of 2018, I was a research assistant at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute of Carnegie Mellon University, working with Dr. Brad Myers. I studied api usability, focusing on discoverability of api elements and the involvement of mental models in api design, leading to two publications.Chi poster Vl/Hcc paper
At WashU, I'm in the joint B.S./ M.S. program, so I'm currently pursuing two degrees:
I expect to complete both of these after four years, in spring 2020.
I am on the executive board for Studio Tesla, a student-run WashU volunteering group that sets up after-school stem clubs in local middle schools. As the head of the Enrichment team, I'm in charge of our curriculum development.Website
I led the development of BitBrawl, an ai programming competition for high school and college students. This competition ran from May to September 2018.Website