I am a PhD candidate in Computer Science at UC Berkeley, advised by Eric Paulos. In my dissertation research, I probe new workflows and interactions for digital fabrication tools through the process of building and evaluating interactive systems. Thematically, my work considers how technology might engage and extend human capabilities, illuminate tacit knowledge, support creative practices, and understand user workflows. Prior to entering graduate school, I received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley.

Berkeley, CA
rutian [at] berkeley [dot] edu