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Matthew Critchlow

Graduate Student (M.S.) Alumni, Teaching Assistant (cs225)

About Me

I was a graduate student in Computer Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign from 2004 to 2006. I worked within the Social Spaces Group, under the guidance of Professor Karrie Karahalios. I investigated and prototyped systems that encourage and mediate communication in social spaces, both virtual and physical. I am particularly interested in the visualization of social data as an intuitive interface for communication. I am currently working for VMware as a User Interface Engineer

Links to my projects follow below and here is my resume.

Research Interests

Computer mediated communication, data visualization.



An application to visualize instant messenger contact lists on the desktop in real time. The visualization aims to compute and display presence data in an ambient manor.


An applet that visualizes online queues and encourages interaction between those stuck in line.


Conveying Social Presence Data on the Desktop with BuddySquares (Master's Thesis)


mcritch [at] illinoisalumni [dot] org

Matthew Critchlow
VMware Inc.
3145 Porter Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304

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