Tami M. Forrester

Tami M. Forrester

Scholar Title

MIT EECS - eBay Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar

Research Title

Allowing Non-technical Users to Debug Spreadsheet- backed Apps




David R. Karger


Cascading Tree Sheets (CTS) is a research project exploring the possibility of adding a new declarative language to the web that will empower casual users to create professional websites and author content without extensive programming knowledge. We will continue prototyping this language and extend it to provide useful debugging support and feedback to users to make it a more robust and useful language. The upcoming work consists of determining what feedback is useful to new users, designing different debugging and support systems, and implementing and testing these systems on users to measure their functionality and utility.


I have experience with web development from working at Facebook, KAYAK, and the MIT Media Lab – Center for Civic Media. I have also served as the webmaster for MIT’s chapter of Pi Beta Phi.

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