Talie Massachi

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About me

I'm a second year PhD student in computer science at Brown University. I work in the Brown HCI Lab, advised by Prof. Jeff Huang. My research focuses on the effect of online communication on mental health. Previously, I worked as a software engineer at constructor.io. I graduated from Brandeis University in 2018, with a degree in Computer Science and Psychology.

Research Projects

Chime: a social mood-tracking app that encourages social support through emoji-only communication.
Sochiatrist: a social data extractor used to predict signals of mental health from social messaging data.


Sochiatrist: Signals of Affect in Messaging Data
Talie Massachi, Grant Fong, Varun Mathur, Sachin Pendse, Gabriela Hoefer, Jessica Fu, Chong Wang, Nikita Ramoji, Nicole Nugent, Megan Ranney, Daniel Dickstein, Michael Armey, Ellie Pavlick, Jeff Huang (CSCW 2020) PDF Video
Racing Heart and Sweaty Palms
Mathieu Chollet, Talie Massachi, Stefan Scherer (IVA 2017) PDF

Other Fun Things

a cartoon pigeon sitting in a tree surrounded by leaves. Drawn by Lianne Pflug.
My social media avatar, commissioned from Lianne Pflug (@loonpflug).
a mandala-like shape on a green and yellow background.
M3ap, a mandala-inspired music visualizer. A project from Hack @ Brown 2017.