• June 26–30 2016:
    HCIC 2016 Workshop, Watsonville, CA
  • March 27 2015:
    Job talk at FXPAL, Palo Alto, CA
  • Dec. 11–29 2014:
    Invited talk at National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • Nov. 10–13 2014:
    GROUP, Sanibel Island, FL
  • July 8–10 2014:
    CSST, Columbia, MO
  • May 13–18 2014:
    UC Irvine, Irvine, CA
  • Oct. 5–8 2013:
    IBM Research, Yorktown Heights, NY

Erik Trainer

About Erik

I am a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Institute for Software Research at Carnegie Mellon University, where I work with Jim Herbsleb and his research group. My goal as a researcher is to design tools and practices that help people engaged in technical work build and sustain productive relationships. My research intersects software engineering and human-computer interaction (HCI). It draws from social computing, computer-supported cooperative work, and the cooperative and human aspects of software engineering.

I earned my Ph.D. degree in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine under the supervision of David Redmiles. During that time, I was affiliated with the Collaboration Research in Action, Design, and Learning (CRADL) lab. In the summer of 2009, I interned with the Community Information Management (CIM) group at Microsoft Research, Silicon Valley. Before graduate school, I worked as a developer of investor education and e-learning online courses.