I am an Assistant Professor in the departments of Communication Studies, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (by courtesy), and Communication Sciences and Disorders (by courtesy) at Northwestern University. I direct the Inclusive Technology Lab.

My research involves the design and study of natural user interfaces to support communication, social interaction, and the developmental needs of people throughout the lifespan. Much of my work focuses on technology-based solutions for individuals with disabilities and older adults. I have a line of research on assistive and educational applications of surface computing. My recent work investigates hybrid interfaces to support social communication for older adults in home and therapy settings. See my lab website to find out more about ongoing research projects.

Please get in touch if you are interested in assistive technology and are a current or potential student. I advise students in the following PhD programs:

Current and Recent Courses:

My research is funded by the National Science Foundation through a CAREER Award (IIS-1551574), EAGER Award (IIS-1533340), and Cyberlearning Award (IIS-1522921) and the Robert and Kaye Hiatt Fund for Research in Media, Technology and Society.

A recent version of my CV is located here (PDF).

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Dept of Communication Studies
School of Communication
Northwestern University