Assistant Professor at UMBC
I am an assistant professor of Human-Computer Interaction in the Information Systems Department at UMBC and I study accessibility problems and build assistive technologies. Most of my research focuses on solving accessibility problems through developing new assistive technologies. I am especially interested in how I can build tools that will empower others to “DIY” and build their own assistive technologies.
I am currently working with a number of wonderful people in the prototyping and design lab (“the pad”) at UMBC. I am currently co-advising UMBC HCC PhD students Michele Williams and Patrick Carrington with Shaun Kane, and advising Rita Shewbridge.
I received my PhD in Human-Computer Interaction from the HCII at Carnegie Mellon in 2010, and Scott Hudson and Jennifer Mankoff were my thesis advisors. Before that, I received a BS in Computer Science at Georgia Tech and worked with Thad Starner in the Contextual Computing Group.