My name is John Frens. I am a PhD student working in the Prosocial Computing and Human-Centered Data Science labs at the University of Washington. Previously, I was a Software Engineer at Microsoft. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University.
Working with Dr. Gary Hsieh, Dr. Erin Walker, and Dr. Cecilia Aragon, I conduct research centering around learning and one-to-many interactions in online spaces. I utilize a broad range of methods in my research including rapid prototyping, data science, experiments, statistical analysis, surveys and interviews.