Personal profile


I am interested in designing and evaluating interactive systems that address the needs of underserved or marginalized populations (e.g., older adults, children, indigenous groups, people with disabilities, low socioeconomic status groups). My research often takes the shape of tangible or physical technologies such as intelligent artifacts, ambient displays, computational toolkits or wearable devices.

Some examples of my work include electronic toolkits for supporting healthy behaviors in low SES children, tangible programming environments for facilitating computational thinking, intergenerational storytelling platforms, and multimodal interfaces for bicycle safety.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Computer Science and Cognitive Science, PhD, University of Colorado Boulder

Award Date: 19 Dec 2015

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