Drew Paine investigates collaborative scientific software development using ethnographic and user research methods. In USS he works on the Usable Data Abstractions (UDA), Science Capsule and Deduce projects studying the work of scientists from multiple domains so as to inform the design of tools to facilitate their research.
He received his PhD from the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA in August 2016. Working in Dr. Charlotte Lee's Computer Supported Collaboration (CSC) Laboratory, Drew investigated the collaborative work of scientists in physics & astronomy, microbiology, oceanography, and climate science. He received a Software Engineering BS from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in May 2010.