Contact

Room 4047
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 research focuses on design, development, and deployment of technologies that combine crowdsourcing and computation to support people with disabilities.

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. Before that, I was a Ph.D. student at the University of Maryland, College Park, where I was advised by Prof. Jon Froehlich.

Active Projects

Characterizing City Accessibility at Scale

The accessibility of the physical environment around us influences the way we move and behave. We are using techniques from crowdsourcing, computer vision, and machine learning to understand, inform, and transform the urban accessibility.

Online Work

Employment facilitated by networked technology is transforming the way we work. We study what opportunities it offers and what new challenges it creates for people, particularly for those who have disabilities.

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 Ph.D. program.

I am also looking for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in creating technologies to support people with disabilities. See the following link for more information: visiting student.