Ed-tech software designer
I'm Jennifer Hill: a newly-minted Computer Science Ph.D. with a passion for creating usable, useful, innovative software.
I'm particularly interested in educational technology and finding ways to improve the way teachers create and students learn, but my true passion is for the development process in general: nothing thrills me more than seeing an idea come to fruition in a product that has a real, positive impact for real users. I'm always looking for ways to innovate to solve real-world problems, whether that be making interfaces more intuitive, brainstorming high-level algorithmic solutions, or conducting research and working with users to learn their wants and needs.
I've spent the last 5 years designing, developing, and managing two software research projects completely independently, and I thrive in an environment where I can wear many hats. My strength is not as a software engineer, but as someone who can understand the tech side of a project as well as how to communicate with the customer, and as someone who can find innovative ways to deliver a product that meets their needs. I have a lot of ideas and I'm ready to put them to work!
Graduate Student Researcher May 2013 - January 2018The George Washington UniversitySchool of Engineering and Applied Science
- Founded the Learning Technologies Research group and served as its lead researcher
- Served as lead designer, researcher, developer, and manager of the CAPITAL and REMind projects
- Managed 1-5 undergraduate students per semester
- Wrote and published two academic papers as primary author; presented at three conferences
Data Management Center Intern September 2017 - January 2018The George Washington UniversityBusiness Intelligence Office
- Made significant user interface modifications to the Data Management Center's internal tool to improve usability and performance
- Helped build missing features of internal tool by leveraging Collibra APIs to help move product closer to production
Undergraduate Researcher May 2011 - August 2011National Institute of Standards and TechnologyInformation Technology LabCreated a graphical tool for human judges to evaluate the quality of machine translations from the OpenMT Evaluation series