mkery@cs.cmu.edu

2620C Newell Simon Hall

Human Computer Interaction Institute

Carnegie Mellon University

 

CV pdf

MaryBethKery I am a painter and 1st year PhD student at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, advised by Brad Myers in the Natural Programming Lab. I received my B.A. in Computer Science from Wellesley College in 2015 and have studied painting at Wellesley and (briefly) the Slade School of Art in London.

 

My current research interests are in the pitfalls of programmers writing and reviewing code. I want rethink visual manipulations of code and visual cues in code editors to build tools to support situations were programmers are faced with distraction and complex decisions.

 

Art Portfolio

 

Publications

 

 

Projects

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Kery, Mary Beth, Monica Feldman, Jonathan Livny, and Brian Tjaden. "TargetRNA2: identifying targets of small regulatory RNAs in bacteria." Nucleic acids research (2014): gku317

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TabletCNC: a mixed-reality interface and positioning for a portable CNC router, UC Berkeley, Summer 2014

 

TabletCNC is a working augmentation of a Handibot portable CNC router where we have mounted a tablet over the router to provide a lightweight mixed-reality system. The mixed-reality interface allows for designing directly onto the work surface and also aids the user in tiling the Handibot to cut areas larger than the machine's cutbed. I was responsible for designing and developing the interface and computer-vision software for this project. This project is now ongoing in Professor Bjoern Hartmann's lab.

Snowbot Wellesley College, Fall 2014

 

Snowbot is an interactive scene were I created the models, texture, and lighting for a Computer Graphics course.

Frosty: Intuitive Narrative Generation with Mixed-Initiative Planning, NC State, Summer 2013

 

A user interface designed for mixed-initiative planning between a human and AI to tell the story of a crime scene in 3D virtual space. This project was in conjunction with the IC Crime project at NCSU. I worked with the Liquid Narrative Research Group at NSCU, as part of a REU program summer of 2013. I begun development on the interface with my research partner Christian Stith and was active in design decisions.

Ada & Charles and the Analytical Monstrosity! Wellesley College, Spring 2012

 

A user interface designed for mixed-initiative planning between a human and AI to tell the story of a crime scene in 3D virtual space. This project was in conjunction with the IC Crime project at NCSU. I worked with the Liquid Narrative Research Group at NSCU, as part of a REU program summer of 2013. I begun development on the interface with my research partner Christian Stith and was active in design decisions.

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