Hi! I am May.

I am May Kristine Jonson Carlon, or simply, May. I work as a postdoctoral researcher at the Cross Lab at Tokyo Institute of Technology in the Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering under the School of Environment and Society. I completed my Ph.D. in Global Engineering for Development, Environment, and Society in the same lab. I work with Professor Jeffrey S. Cross studying educational technology, specifically on improving the online learning experience through metacognitive prompts, adaptive learning, and harvesting of implicit feedback through natural language processing. I started in October 2022 as an online education specialist at Tokyo Tech's Online Content Research and Development section where I had been working as a teaching assistant during my doctoral studies and as a volunteer shortly after. I am also teaching information technology courses at Hosei University's Global and Interdisciplinary Studies.

I firmly believe that online education can be an important tool in democratizing education. I myself had reaped some of the benefits of online education. I completed my MS in Computer Science through the Georgia Institute of Technology's OMSCS program. This is where I first created an educational technology project with some teammates, which led to my current research theme.

I am also a software engineer for a small-to-midsized company in West Tokyo (Wisdom Inc.). My other passion is helping fellow migrants, especially Filipinos, have a community here in Japan. I also support works fostering good relationships between Japanese and international communities.

I am a Filipino and I worked in software quality assurance back home for almost 8 years after finishing my BS in Mathematics degree from the University of the Philippines.

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