Drew Paine is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) and recovering Software Engineer. He is advised by Dr. Charlotte P. Lee and also works closely with Dr. Jennifer Turns. He is the Manager of the Computer Supported Collaboration (CSC) Laboratory directed by Dr. Lee. Drew received a Bachelors of Science in Software Engineering, with a Minor in Economics, from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Drew’s primary research examines the confluence of software, data, and hardware in the research practices of the natural sciences. He examines how the practices of scientific research informs scientists’ development, adoption, use, and sharing of software and in turn how software informs scientific research practices as an intertwined sociotechnical system. Drew’s dissertation research falls under the auspices of  Dr. Lee’s NSF Career award study Interacting with Cyberinfrastructure in the Face of Changing Science, which he has worked on since it began in 2010. In addition, Drew is currently working on the NSF funded study Scientists and their Software: A Sociotechnical Investigation of Scientific Software Development and Sharing that was funded through an NSF Human Centered Computing grant in August 2013 that he co-wrote with Dr. Lee. Finally, Drew works with Dr. Turns examining how Engineering Education researchers may better connect the results of their research to practice.

In his spare time Drew enjoys geeking out on coffee, exploring Seattle’s food scence, listening to music, and reading classic literature. Roasters that Drew regularly enjoys include Tonx, Kuma Coffee (who he occasionally helps with production), Bows X Arrows, and Verve. In Seattle Drew enjoys spending time at Neptune Coffee in Greenwood, Milstead & Co. and Vif in Fremont, and Tougo in the Central District.

Drew may be contacted for research related inquiries at pained – at – uw dot edu. Drew does not use Facebook or LinkedIn.