Tara Matthews is currently at Google Research, where her research focuses on privacy and security. Previously, she was a Research Staff Member in the USER group at IBM Almaden Research Center where she focused on how people collaborate at work and on designing better support tools. Her interests and expertise include awareness, visualization, evaluation, and CSCW. She has served on organizing and program committees for major HCI conferences. She holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley and is a BID alum.
Her thesis was titled “Evaluation of ambient displays”