Picture of John Pane

John Pane, Ph.D.

Former Ph.D. Student, Computer Science Department, graduated May 2002.
Now at RAND
  A nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis.

Thesis Research

My thesis research was about making computer programming more accessible to beginners by focusing on usability in the design of languages and tools. I applied psychology of programming, empirical studies, and other human-computer interaction techniques to the design of a new programming system for children.


Natural Programming Project

Sky Photos

Comet Holmes
Comet Hale-Bopp
Comet Hyakutake
Leonids Meteor Shower
Aurora Borealis: 2003 | 2004