Current Projects

Computer Architecture


I am currently working with Nathan Beckmann in the Computer Organization Research Group Inc. (CORGI) at CMU.

Past Projects


WatchBoard image WatchBoard prototype

I lead a team in Professor Myers' lab in developing a novel keyboard for smartwatches and other small devices. The keyboard uses a small number of physical keys and is flexible as to keyboard layouts; four layouts have been developed to target different stages in the learning process. Each key represents multiple letters, and disambiguation can be accomplished algorithmically (akin to T9) or via multitap. Speeds as high as 30 WPM have been observed after only a few hours of practice.

Other team members included Shuobi "Chris" Wu, Ariel Rao, Jarret Lin, and Neil Bantoc.


E. Lockerman, S. Wu, A. Rao, J. Lin, N. Bantoc, and B. Myers. "Text Entry Using Five to Seven Physical Keys." 2017 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing. IEEE, 2017.

Low-Level Vision and Affect

Poster for VSS 2013 Poster from VSS 2013 (click for PDF)

I was an Undergraduate Research Assistant in Dr. Andrea Li's Visual Psychophysics Lab at Queens College, City University of New York between 2010 and 2014. Our research involved the mechanisms of perception of two and three dimensional shapes, and the factors that influence these mechanisms. I submitted my honors thesis on our research on the influence of affective primes on the perception 2D and 3D stimuli.


Lockerman, E., Fowler, M.L., and Li, A. The Influence of Affect on 2D Pattern Perception. Sigma Xi, Queens College Chapter 28th Poster Day. Queens College, CUNY, Flushing, New York, April 2014.

Fowler, M. L., Lockerman, E., and Li, A. The Influence of Affect on 2D Pattern Perception. Vision Sciences Society Thirteenth Annual Meeting. Waldorf Astoria Naples, Naples, Florida, May 2013. Abstract in Journal of Vision