Darren Gergle is an Assistant Professor in the departments of Communication Studies and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at Northwestern University. He is also a member of the Center for Technology and Social Behavior. Gergle advises students in Communication Studies, EECS and the Technology and Social Behavior joint PhD in Computer Science and Communication Studies. My research laboratory is the CollaboLab: The Laboratory for Collaborative Technology. Gergle's research is in the fields of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) with an interest in developing a theoretical understanding of the role that visual information plays in supporting communication and small group interactions. A key component of his work is the application of social and cognitive psychology theory to the design, deployment and evaluation of computing technologies.