My name is Jeff Rzeszotarski (rez-oh-tar’-ski, ɹ̠ˤʷɛzoʊtɑɹ’skiː), and I am a fourth year PhD student in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. My research melds computer science, social psychology, and cognitive science in order to improve the ways people generate content online. I am advised by Niki Kittur and have broad interests in crowdsourcing, visualization, and social computing. I recently received a PhD Fellowship from Microsoft Research, and my work has received awards at several academic conferences.

Before I arrived at Carnegie Mellon University, I was an undergraduate student at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. I majored in Computer Science and worked with David Musicant and Amy Csizmar-Dalal on several projects. While pursuing computer science studies I fostered a continuing interest in East Asian art history, writing systems, culture, and religion thanks to wonderful professors like Katie Ryor and Asuka Sango.

In my spare time I am an avid reader of science fiction, especially hard sf and novels that have quality worldbuilding. I also collect animation cels and ukiyo-e woodblock prints. I enjoy baking bread, an art I learned from my father, and lately I have been learning to cook Sichuan, Indian, and Japanese food. I make, print, and sell 3D models in plastic and metal through my Shapeways store, often while listening to game music, and take lots of pictures which I store in my 500px, Picasa, and Flickr accounts.

One of our research projects, Kinetica, is nearing public release. Check out either the teaser video or the longer research demo. Learn more at!

You can find a recent copy of my CV here
Contact me at jeff [dot] rzeszotarski [@t] or through social media.