Professors and Researchers
Dr. Ayanna Howard
Dr. Howard is the Linda J. and Mark C. Smith Professor and Chair of the School of Interactive Computing in the College of Computing. Her area of research is centered around the concept of humanized intelligence, the process of embedding human cognitive capability into the control path of autonomous systems.
John Rempel is a Quality Control and Training Specialist with CIDI. He assesses individuals' needs, develops training materials for a number of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Accessibility initiatives, manages the AccessGA initiative, and provides quality control for training materials and online assistive technology offerings.
Elizabeth Vosseller has been a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist since 1995. Elizabeth developed the Accessing Community Through Spelling (ACTS) professional development program which produces a network of rigorously trained practitioners prepared to work with clients of all profiles.
Carrie Bruce, PhD, is a researcher in person-environment interaction with 20+ years experience in healthcare, rehabilitation, HCI, accessibility, and universal design. As a Senior Research Scientist at Georgia Tech, she is the Research Director for the MS-HCI program; teaches courses related to research methods in HCI, accessibility, universal design, and interactive products; and conducts research related to technology and information design.
Bruce Walker is a professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, with joint appointments in the School of Psychology and the School of Interactive Computing. His Research interests include Human Computer Interaction, User Centered Design, Auditory Displays, Data Sonification, Assistive Technology, User Interfaces in Driving. His overarching goal is to ensure that technology is developed with the end user in mind. All aspects of design, implementation, adoption, and use of a system or device can be enhanced by considering the perceptual, cognitive, and social needs and abilities of those who will use it.
Stephen Sprigle is a Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology with appointments in Bioengineering, Industrial Design and the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering. Sprigle directs the Rehabilitation Engineering and Applied Research Lab (REARLab), which focuses on applied disability research and development. The REARLab’s research interests include the bio-mechanics of wheelchair seating and posture, pressure ulcer prevention, and manual wheelchair propulsion.
Ivan Riobo, MBA, MS is an Affiliated Research Scientist at the Georgia Institute of Technology within the Ubicomp Group at the College of Computing, whose research revolves around understanding how ubiquitous technology can help individuals with autism, their families and community around them in order to develop technologies that improve their quality of life.
Dr. Jackson is the creator and director of the BrainLab, whose mission is to research innovative human-computer interaction for people with severe disabilities. Dr. Jackson’s work focuses on studying real-world applications for direct brain interfaces as well as other biometric interfaces.