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BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY - AFRICAN AMERICAN " JAMIKA D. BURGE " HIS A COMPUTER SCIENTIST, ENTREPRENEUR AND VISIONARY - A RESEARCH PROFESSIONAL PHD ALMOST 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE - GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

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J Jamika D. Burge
Computer Scientist | Entrepreneur | Visionary
Washington D.C. Metro Area Research
Current
Capital One, Design & Technology Concepts, LLC
Previous
Smarter Balanced at UCLA, Howard University, Information Systems Worldwide (i_SW)
Education
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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Summary
Areas of Expertise include: user research, qualitative/quantitative/behavioral research design and analysis, emphasizing interview, focus group, and survey development and administration; persona and scenario-based design; needs assessment and specification, emphasizing user/client involvement and participation and participatory design; application of technology for most effective human-computer interaction; human subjects research (HSR) and protocol development

Research Professional (PhD) almost 15 years' experience, including leading computing and user-centered research activities and projects, which includes providing technical leadership support to DoD/Government entities

Active in computer science education and STEM preparedness efforts, providing expertise for a host of funded programs funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Computing Research Association (CRA)

High-level Skills: Program & Research Management, Entrepreneurial, Strategies for Inclusion and Diversity in Technology, Human-Computer Interaction, User-Centered Design, Socio-technical Research

Technical Specialties
User Design & Research: Qualitative Research Methods (Focus Groups, Survey Design, Interviews), Ethnographic & Field Studies, Personas & Scenario-Based Design, Participatory Design, Heuristic Evaluation, Emotional Communication Detection and Analysis (Facial Displays & Expressions), IRB development and management.
Data Analysis: Coding, Content analysis (text and video), Task Analysis
Tools: High- and Low-Fidelity prototyping, HTML, SPSS, Confluence, Basecamp, Github, Google Apps (Docs, Draw.IO, Forms), SharePoint, GoTo Meeting, WebEx
Experience
Capital One
Head, Research Curriculum and Outreach | USERLabs
Capital One
October 2016 – Present (9 months)Washington D.C. Metro Area
Ideate and create innovative user research curricula to help embed a little bit of research DNA in all Capital One associates, enabling them to deeply understand customers and their relationship with their money. Seek to empower designers, developers, and engineers to apply design thinking and human-centered design principles into their daily work, and beyond. Serve as a member of USERLabs Leadership to further develop UX methodologies and strategy that drive curriculum development. Value the power of user-focused design and research outside of Capital One through activities that extend to the larger research and outreach communities.
Founder & Principal
Design & Technology Concepts, LLC
May 2016 – Present (1 year 2 months)Washington D.C. Metro Area
Provide computer science education and technology consultation through behavioral research and design for a range of stakeholders, from hi-tech to non-profits; technical grant-writing and program management

Develop and facilitate programming and think-tank events for professional organizations seeking to be more inclusive in computing education and workforce. Clients: Google, National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT)
Smarter Balanced at UCLA
Director of Assessment Technology Product and Research
Smarter Balanced at UCLA
January 2015 – October 2016 (1 year 10 months)Washington D.C. Metro Area
Served as the Director of Assessment Technology Product and Research for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, where I oversaw the Smarter App suite of open source software as well as led efforts to identify, prioritize, and manage system requirements using a user research/usability engineering approach. Was also responsible for developing a strategic vision to sustain and enhance the Smarter Balanced assessment system to better improve teaching and learning among member states and other users.
Howard University
Assistant Professor (Adjunct)
Howard University
2012 – May 2016 (4 years)
Information Systems Worldwide (i_SW)
Sr. Behavioral Computer Scientist / DARPA SME
Information Systems Worldwide (i_SW)
October 2010 – December 2014 (4 years 3 months)
DCAPS, ENGAGE, and CS-STEM Programs

Defense professional with research and technical experience supporting the Office of Naval Intelligence, US Immigration and Customs Office, and the Drug Enforcement Agency. Served as a technical SME (subject matter expert) supporting R&D programs for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in the Information Innovation Office (I2O). Technical consultant and management for DARPA programs, funded at over $70 million. Sampling of responsibilities included preparing program reviews and presentations, conducting technical proposal reviews, briefing senior-level civilians and military officials, and evaluation of program funding and technical progress at various phases of program execution.
BAE Systems Information Technology
Sr. Research Engineer (Consultant)
BAE Systems Information Technology
March 2008 – October 2010 (2 years 8 months)
DARPA Performer: PANDA Program
Penn State University
Post-doc Research Scholar
Penn State University
2007 – 2009 (2 years)
Non-profit research, Community Wireless Networks
Virginia Tech
Research/Teaching Assistant
Virginia Tech
2002 – 2007 (5 years)
IBM Almaden Research Center
HCI Researcher
IBM Almaden Research Center
2004 – 2006 (2 years)
Spelman College
Computer Science Instructor; Research Projects Manager
Spelman College
2000 – 2002 (2 years)
Skills
Human Computer InteractionComputer Science Research Proposal WritingProgram ManagementAnalysisDistributed SystemsAlgorithmsTeachingCommunity Outreach Machine Learning Artificial IntelligenceJavaResearch DesignSoftware EngineeringSee 10+
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Education
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), CS (HCI, Computer-mediated communication)
2007
Fisk University
Fisk University
BS, CS
Activities and Societies: National Honor Society, Upsilon Pi Epsilon, ACM, Alpha Kappa Alpha