Photo of Stephen Voida Stephen Voida ( is an assistant professor and founding faculty of the Department of Information Science at CU Boulder. He directs the Too Much Information (TMI) research group, where he and his students study personal information management, personal and group informatics systems, health informatics technologies, and ubiquitous computing. His work was nominated for best paper awards at CHI 2013 (winner), CHI 2012 (nominee), and CSCW 2008 (nominee) and has been supported by Google Research, the National Science Foundation, and a CCC/CRA Computing Innovation postdoctoral fellowship. He earned his doctorate and master’s degrees in computer science and human–computer interaction, respectively, from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Arizona State University. For more information, visit his website.

PhD Students

Photo of Wendy Norris Wendy Norris ( is a third-year PhD student in CMCI’s Information Science program. Her research explores how time and temporality are represented in humanitarian socio-technical systems. Her work is situated in crisis informatics, human-computer interaction, social computing, and digital humanitarian networks. The overarching goal is to advance collective intelligence in the context of natural disasters and humanitarian crises. She brings extensive industry experience in online platform development, crowdsourcing/peer production systems, and user-centered design processes. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a B.A. in Psychology. Prior to graduate school, Wendy held professional fellowships at Stanford University, University of California Berkeley, University of Southern California, and the City University of New York.
Photo of Tara Walker Tara Walker ( is a second-year PhD student in Media Research and Practice in CU’s College of Media, Communication and Information. She received her BA in English from Coe College and her MFA in writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Tara spent several years teaching at the City Colleges of Chicago before moving to Boulder. Tara also taught for the Program for Writing and Rhetoric at CU Boulder and worked as a writing center consultant. Her current research interests include representations of mental illness in media, ethical issues concerning direct-to-consumer advertising, and the creation and dissemination of persuasive messages in mass media and their effect on perceptions of gender, sexuality and race.
Photo of Jason Zietz Jason Zietz ( is a PhD candidate in Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, and Computer Science. His research explores the intersection of interaction design, mindfulness, and executive cognitive function (decision making) in the context of sustainability.


Undergraduate Students

Photo of Marissa Kelley
Marissa Kelley ( is an overall incredible person made in China who excels in napping in hammocks and petting dogs. She is a sophomore studying Information Science with a Business minor and an International Media certificate. She is currently working with graduate student Wendy Norris in her study of crisis informatics, human–computer interaction, social computing, and digital humanitarian networks.

TMI Alumni

Photo of Stephen Barton Stephen Barton (BS student, Strategic Communication • Media Design • Technology, Arts and Media) participated in graduate student Wendy Norris’ study of crisis informatics, human-computer interaction, social computing, and digital humanitarian networks. [Fall 2017–Spring 2018]
Helena (Haley) Kwiat (BS student, Computer Science) worked with the lab on interactive time management prototypes. [Summer 2016]
Alex Ray Alex Ray (BS+MS student, Computer Science) participated in distributed systems design and implementation projects for the lab from the summer of 2016 through the spring of 2017. For more information, check out his GitHub profile. [Summer 2016–Spring 2017]
Ha Tran Ha Tran (BASc graduate, Electrical and Computer Engineering) led the physical prototyping efforts in the TMI Lab as a Discovery Learning Apprenticeship (DLA) research assistant and as a part-time post-baccalaureate research associate. [Summer 2016–Spring 2018]