Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aug 2010 - present
Electrical & Computer Engineering Department
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA
Advised by Anind K. Dey
MSc. in Computer Science, 2002 - 2009
Computer Science Department
RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany



Koehler, C., Dey, A., Mankoff, J. and Oakley I. "Motivate Environmentally Sustainable Thermostat-Use through Goal-Setting, Just-In-Time Recommendations, and Behavior Reflection", submitted to NIMD'10, Mobile HCI 2010, Lisbon, Portugal [pdf]


Work Experience

Carnegie Mellon University Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, Pittsburgh, PA
Graduate Student Researcher, August 2010 - present
My work's focus is on design, implementation, and testing of software and hardware systems that help reduce power consumption of heating/cooling systems.
Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute University of Madeira, Funchal, Portugal
Research Assistant, March 2010 - July 2010
Created a software framework (based on a layered architecture and the Blackboard Software Engineering pattern) that allowed gathering, processing, and storage of sensor data gathered from multiple distributed sensors.
Carnegie Mellon University Human-Computer-Interaction Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
Research Assistant, December 2009 - January 2010
Prepared and conducted a field study for a mobile phone application designed to automatically control the temperature in apartments and offer the user information about their consumption behavior.
RWTH Aachen University Communication and Computation Center, Aachen, Germany
Student Assistant, Februrary 2007 - December 2008
Supported university staff in maintaining the university's data and communication network. Helped providing network support for conferences hosted at the university (e.g., 8th IEEE International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing).



Please see my Projects page .