Michael Whidby

My resume/CV can be found here.


I was born and raised in Raleigh, NC. I received my B.S. in Computer Science in 2009 from NC State University. I am currently a second-year Master's student in Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park.

I am currently a research assistant under Bonnie Dorr.

I became interested in computer science because of my passion for video games. I am a PC gamer for life, and almost exclusively play SC2.

Research Interests

User experience and human-computer interaction, specifically as they pertain to web applications.

Other Interests

Professional: Web startups and entrepreneurship [see Hacker News], web applications.
Music: Radiohead, Muse, Blue Sky Black Death, Parov Stelar, Daft Punk, Passion Pit, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Jukebox the Ghost, Ratatat, and a bunch of indie rock. Techno for crazy coding sessions.
Video games: PC gamer for life. SC2 mostly, with some TF2 and DoD:Source sprinkled in.
Sports: Golf, tennis, basketball, football
TV: Lost, How I Met Your Mother, 30 Rock, Dexter, Mad Men, Avatar: The Last Airbender
Movies (in no particular order): Inception, Scott Pilgrim, The Matrix, The Big Lebowski, Zombieland, Trainspotting, Pulp Fiction, Fight Club