karen boyd


Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park. In progress

M.B.A. Rady School of Management, University of California, San Diego. 2009-2011

B.S. Business Administration, Marketing; San Diego State University. 2004-2009

Research Experience

University of Maryland, College Park. Ethics and Values in Design Lab, 2015 to present

University of California, San Diego. Design Lab (formerly Distributed Cognition and Human-Computer Interaction Lab). Research Assistant, 2014 to 2016

University of California, San Diego. Clinical Psychiatry Lab. Research Assistant, 2012

Posters and Publications

Rule, A., Tabard, A., Boyd, K., & Hollan, J. (2015, July). Restoring the Context of Interrupted Work with Desktop Thumbnails. Paper presented at CogSci 2015: The Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Pasadena, CA: Cognitive Science Society.

Boyd, K., Rule, A., Tabard, A., & Hollan, J. (2016, February). Sharing, Human Values, and Computer Activity Tracking. In Proceedings of the 19th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing Companion (pp. 233-236). ACM.

Research Interests

Values and Ethics in Software Design

Job Design, Organizational Structure, and Organizational Culture

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Research Skills

Data collection through human-subjects experiments; surveys (online and in-person); in-home prototype testing; focus groups; Internet, scholarly journal, and book review; individual interviews (semi-structured, user testing, speed dating, and more); organization inquiry; private database analysis; public and governmental agency information search

Data analysis using R, SPSS, Matlab, business and website analytic tools, Excel plug-ins, video and audio annotation tools, and a wide variety of specialized database software.

Presentation of findings and training material to a variety of audiences

Teaching Experience

University of Maryland, College Park. College of of Information Studies. Co-Instructor. 2016 - 2017, College Park, MD

University of Maryland, College Park. Graduate School. Graduate Writing Fellow. 2016 - present, College Park, MD

The Princeton Review. Teacher and Tutor. 2014 - present, La Jolla, CA

Other Projects & Service

Political Co-Chair, Human Rights Campaign San Diego Steering Committee

Junior Fellow, the Center for Advanced Studies of Communities and Information

Co-Chair, Rady School Ethics Committee

Editor-in-Chief, Rady Business Journal 2010-2011

Web Marketing Director, California Clean Innovation (CACI) Conference

Board Member, Pan-American Missions, 2009-Present

Secretary of the Board, Chairman of PR/Marketing and Corporate Sponsorship Committees, Traveling Stories, 2010

Representative, UCSD Graduate Student Association 2009-2011