I'm a postdoctoral associate of the Institute for Software Research in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, where I'm advised by James Herbsleb.
RESEARCH. My research focuses on building a computational theory of the creation, allocation, and deployment of a network of mobile teams producing digital artifacts in a highly distributed complex uncertain environment. Central to this research effort is the socio-technical challenge of the understanding of how coordination unfolds in open world, how humans navigate and how and why make decisions in this setting. This multidisciplinary research topic overlaps the fields of computer science, psychology, applied mathematics and statistics, economics and management science, and has many applications in areas ranging from astronomy, medicine, robotics, and cyber security, to crisis management and collaborative writing.
EDUCATION. I earned a PhD in information science from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, a MSc in information systems, a joint program of NTU's School of Computer Engineering and School of Communication and Information, and a BSc (Honors) in computer science from the University of Computer Studies, Yangon (UCSY) in Myanmar.
EXPERIENCE. Before CMU, I was a research associate and part-time lecturer at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at NTU where I taught undergraduate and graduate level courses including information visualization and managing information systems. Before PhD at NTU, I spent 13 months as an application consultant at NCS where I was responsbile for inspection and migration of the accounting module of a web-based outpatient administrative system which is built on Microsoft C#, .NET framework and SQL server, as well as the development of a new customer feedback tool. Before Singapore, I spent 18 months as a tutor of the Software Department at UCSY where I taught Fundamentals of Data Structures (undergraduate level) and a few lectures on Operating Systems (undergraduate level).