Matthew Carrasco
Master's Student (with thesis) Computer Science

Howdy! I am a Master's student working with Dr. Andruid Kerne. I am interested in social media experiences (particular LGBT+ and marginalized experiences), curation, creativity support, and information visualization.

Before starting graduate school, I worked as an undergraduate researcher in the Interface Ecology Lab for one-and-a-half years, while completing my B.S. in Computer Science at Texas A&M.

I am preparing to defend my thesis, "Queering Social Media Spaces: LGBT+ Performances Motivate Social Media Design."

Last summer, I interned at Adobe Research. We published a Late-Breaking Work at ACM CHI 2017, "popHistory: Animated Visualization of Personal Web Browsing History."

Previous work includes improving the BigSemantics web metadata extraction framework with automatic bilbiography generation and investigating the use of free-form, multi-scale mediums for classroom presentation.

Carrasco M., Koh E., Malik S. popHistory: Animated Visualization of Personal Web Browsing History, in Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, (CHI EA '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2429-2436. DOI:
Webb, A.M., Kerne, A., Linder, R., Lupfer, N, Qu, Y., Keith, K., Carrasco, M., Chen, Y., A Free-form Medium for Curating the Digital, in Curating the Digital Space for Art and Interaction, England, D., Schiphorst, T., Bryan-Kinns, N. (Eds.), Springer, 2016, in press.
Linder, R., Lupfer, N., Kerne, A., Webb, A. M., Hill, C., Qu, Y., Keith, K., Carrasco M., Kellogg, E. Beyond Slideware: How a Free-form Presentation Medium Stimulates Free-form Thinking in the Classroom, Proc. ACM Creativity and Cognition 2015, 285-294. [28%].
Webb, A.M., Kerne, A., Linder, R., Lupfer, N., Qu, Y., Keith, K., Carrasco, M., Multi-Scale Information Composition: a New Medium for Freeform Art Curation in the Cloud, CHI 2014 Workshop: Curating the Digital: Spaces for Art and Interaction, Toronto, Canada. [information composition]