I am creating visual computing-based tools to aid data inquiry in education, and exploring how non-computing professionals represent computing science concepts. My research interests are broadly in computing education, human-computer interaction, and visualization.

I am a PhD student in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Michigan, advised by Prof. Mark Guzdial. I earned my BS in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 2020, where I worked primarily with Prof. Wade Fagen-Ulmschneider in the d7 group.

Email: tamaranfumich.edu
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Updates

I started my PhD in Computer Science at the University of Michigan.
My poster, "Visualizing Curriculum Commonalities and Prerequisite Chains Through Metro Maps" at the 2020 University of Illinois Undergraduate Research Symposium won Outstanding Poster in Science and Mathematics, putting it in the top 0.5% of presentations!
I graduated with a BS in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
I'm celebrating the release of my senior thesis: a visualization of the engineering majors at the University of Illinois, laid out in the form of an interconnecting metro map!
I'm presenting a video/poster, "Visualizing Curriculum Commonalities and Prerequisite Chains Through Metro Maps" at the 2020 University of Illinois [Virtual] Undergraduate Research Symposium.
In Fall, I'll be attending the University of Michigan for a PhD in Computer Science, focusing on Computing Education.
For the next three weeks, I'll be in NYC, New York, participating in the Impact Labs Fellowship.