Contact

School of Information Systems
Singapore Management University
80 Stamford Road
Singapore 178902
+65 6828 9691
kotarohara@smu.edu.sg
@kotarohara_en

I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Systems at Singapore Management University. My work focuses on design, development, and deployment of smart systems that combines crowdsourcing and computation to support people with disabilities. As an example, we designed and developmented a publicly deployed system that collects and delivers information about accessibility of the built-environment to support people with mobility impairments.

I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Robotics Institute and Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University from 2016 to 2017, where I worked with Prof. Aaron Steinfeld and Prof. Jeff Bigham. Prior to that, I was a Ph.D. student in the University of Maryland, College Park, where I was advised by Prof. Jon Froehlich.

Prospective Students

I am looking for motivated, passionate, and talented graduate students who can work with me to design future technologies to support people with disabilities. If this interests you, consider applying to the SIS PhD program.

I am also looking for a visiting graduate student who are interested in creating crowd-powered technologies to support people with disabilities. See the folloiwng link for more information: visiting student.