Welcome to the Crowds and Machines (CROMA) Lab at the University of Michigan!

To apply to the CROMA lab as an undergraduate or master's student, email croma-apps@umich.edu for more information.

If you are a prospective Ph.D. student or post-doc, please email Walter directly for more information.




Core Faculty

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Walter S. Lasecki
Director, CROMA Lab
Asst. Professor
CSE / UMSI



Senior Researchers

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Jonathan Kummerfeld
Post Doc
UMich CSE
Ph.D., CS (2016)
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Stephanie O'Keefe
Lab Manager and Research Specialist
UMich CSE
Ph.D., Psych. (2017)



PhD Students

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Yan Chen
PhD Candidate
UMSI
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John Chung
PhD Student
CSE
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Sai R. Gouravajhala
PhD Candidate
CSE
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Jaylin Herskovitz
PhD Student
CSE
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Jordan Huffaker
PhD Student
CSE
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Harman Kaur
PhD Student
UMSI
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Rebecca Krosnick
PhD Student
CSE
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Anthony Liu
PhD Student
CSE
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Divya Ramesh
PhD Student
CSE
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Jean Young Song
PhD Candidate
ECE
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Zhefan Ye
PhD Student
CSE



Master's Students

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Uche Eke
Master's (CSE)
UMich
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Zihan Li
Master's (CSE)
UMich
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Kejia Yang
Master's (CSE)
UMich



Undergraduate Students

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David Akinbola
Undergraduate
UMich
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Chris Chen
Undergraduate
UMich
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Undergraduate
UMich
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Undergraduate
UMich
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Undergraduate
UMich
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Isaac Fung
Undergraduate
UMich
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Olivia Garrahan
Undergraduate
UMich
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Absalat Getachew
Undergraduate
Addis Ababa University
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Richard Guan
Undergraduate
UMich
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Santiago Guerra González
Undergraduate
Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico
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Vivek Hanasoge
Undergraduate
UMich
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Shivani Jayendraprasad
Undergraduate
UMich
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Sinan Karabocuoglu
Undergraduate
UMich
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Allison Kench
Undergraduate
UMich
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Shubhangi Kumari
Undergraduate
UMich
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Shaohua Li
Undergraduate
UMich
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Anne Lin
Undergraduate
UMich
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Yige Liu
Undergraduate
UMich
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Gabriel Matute
Undergraduate
UMich
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Kayleigh Merz
Undergraduate
UMich
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Aditi Mylavarapu
Undergraduate
UMich
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Yuyi Qu
Undergraduate
UMich
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Harvey Reeves
Undergraduate
UMich
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Nathan Reynolds
Undergraduate
UMich
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Austin Riopelle
Undergraduate
UMich
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Ashwin Sreevatsa
Undergraduate
UMich
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Star Su
Undergraduate
Brown University
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Deepak Subramanian
Undergraduate
UMich
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Bingqi Sun
Undergraduate
UMich
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Edward Sun
Undergraduate
UMich
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Rebecca Tung
Undergraduate
UMich
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Andrea Vallenilla
Undergraduate
UMich
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Andrew Vernier
Undergraduate
UMich
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Kayla Wiggins
Undergraduate
UMich
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Aaron Willette
Undergraduate
UMich
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Jessica Wu
Undergraduate
UMich
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Fuhu Xiao
Undergraduate
UMich
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Yixin Xiao
Undergraduate
UMich
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Yutong (YT) Xu
Undergraduate
UMich
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Yiwei Yang
Post Bacc
UMich
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Hongting Zhu
Undergraduate
UMich



Alumni

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(CSE and ME MS, 2019)
Now: SW Engineer
Amazon AWS
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(CS BS, 2019)
Now: Technology Analyst
Goldman Sachs
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Elizabeth Dale
(CS BS, 2018)
Now: Technical Analyst
Accenture
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Nel (Kristen) Escher
(CS MS, 2019)
Now: PhD Student
University of Michigan
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(CS BS, 2019)
Now: PhD Student
University of Washington
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Mitchell Gordon
([UR] CS BS, 2015)
Now: PhD Student
Stanford CS
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Abigail Grobbel
(CS BS, 2017)
Now: SW Developer
Squarespace
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Esther Gu
(CS, BS, 2019)
Now: MS Student
Georgia Tech
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Diego Holt
(CS, BS, 2018)
Now: SW Engineer
Microsoft
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Yanda Huang
(CE BS, 2017)
Now: MS Student
CMU RI
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Sang Won Lee
(CS PhD, 2018)
Now: Assistant Professor
Virginia Tech
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Xieyang Liu
(CS BS, 2017)
Now: PhD Student
CMU HCII
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Alan Lundgard
(CS, Math, Philosophy BS, 2017)
Now: PhD Student
MIT
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Brent Marieb
(CS, BS, 2018)
Now: SW Engineer
Amazon
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Nicholas Recker
(CS, BS, 2019)
Now: PhD Student
Purdue
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Isabelle Wong
(CS, BS, 2019)
Now: Software Engineer
Cruise Automation
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Qiyue Yao
(CS, BS, 2019)
Now: MS Student
UCLA
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Jinyeong Yim
(Mech.E. MS, 2016)
Now: Developer
Naver AI Research
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Adam Yee
(CS BS, 2016)
Now: MHCI Student
CMU HCII
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Yujin Zhang
(CS BS, 2017)
Now: SW Engineer
Yelp
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Yuwen Zhang
(CS BS, 2019)
Now: SW Engineer
Amazon
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Emmie Zhang
(CS BS, 2018)
Now: SW Developer
IBM, San Jose
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Michael Zhong
(CS BS, 2019)
Now: SW Engineer
Epic Systems



Lab Mascots

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Skylo
Lab Puppy
UMich




The Croma Lab is always interested in hearing from exceptional undergraduates, Master's students, Ph.D. students, and post-docs with strong technical skills who are interested in creating novel interactive crowd-powered systems!

To apply to the CROMA lab as an undergraduate or master's student, email croma-apps@umich.edu for more information.

If you are a prospective Ph.D. student or post-doc, please email Walter directly for more information.

To apply for graduate studies at the University of Michigan, please see the following links: EECS (CSE) and/or UMSI







For details on our work, see our full list of publications.





The CROMA Lab is part of the Michigan Interactive and Social Computing (MISC) group.
MISC is a cross-campus research group at the University of Michigan that brings together faculty and students
from Computer Science and Engineering, the School of Information, the School of Art and Design, and more.