Rhema Linder holds a PhD from Texas A&M University in Computer Science, a BA in CS and Mathematics from LeTourneau University, and was homeschooled in College Station. His research in Human-Computer Interaction research specializes in understanding and fostering creativity by investigating and designing new media for productivity and play. During his PhD, he worked with Andruid Kerne at the Interface Ecology Lab. He interned at Adobe Research with Eunyee Koh on big data and visualization. At Microsoft Research, he interned with Jaime Teevan and Shamsi Iqbal and researched crowdsourcing for writing. His research agenda for PAIRS will investigate how interventions on work and play can impact the experiences of knowledge workers.

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