Gabriel is a research scientist at North (formerly 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 recipient of the Google PhD Fellowship in Wearable Computing.
His research interests lie at the intersection of human-computer interaction, ubiquitous and wearable computing, and embedded systems. 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 and devices, applied machine learning and artificial intelligence, computer vision, and physical prototyping to imagine and build real-time interactive systems. Gabriel is a Twiddler user and has over 5 years of experience wearing a computer with a head-up display in his daily life.