Gabriel is a research scientist at Thalmic Labs, a startup company exploring the future of wearables and human-computer interaction. He holds a PhD in computer science from the Georgia Tech School of Interactive Computing, where he was advised by Keith Edwards, Gregory Abowd, and Thad Starner. He was a member of the Pixi Lab and Ubicomp Group, and a recipient of the Google PhD Fellowship in Wearable Computing.
His research interests lie at the intersection of human-computer interaction, ubiquitous and wearable computing, embedded systems, and sensor technologies. Specifically, his work focuses on building devices or developing algorithms that enable forms of gestural input, novel interactions, contextual computing, and activity recognition. He leverages sensors, applied machine learning, computer vision, physical prototyping, and mobile and wearable devices, to imagine and build real-time interactive systems.