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I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Robotics Institute and Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. My work focuses on design, development, and deployment of smart systems that combines crowdsourcing and computation to support people with special needs. My Ph.D. work, for example, focused on design and development of a publicly deployed system that collects and delivers information about accessibility of the built-environment to support people with mobility impairments.

I currently work with Prof. Aaron Steinfeld and Prof. Jeff Bigham. Previously, I was a Ph.D. student in the University of Maryland, College Park, where I was advised by Prof. Jon Froehlich.

I am excited to announce that I will be joining the School of Information Systems at the Singapore Management University from November 2017 as an Assistant Professor! As a new faculty member, I will be looking for motivated, passionate, and talented students who can work with me to design and build tools to support people with disabilities by using and extending the cutting edge technologies.