Robin N. Brewer

I'm Robin. I do research

developing and designing interfaces that help digitally-isolated populations easily communicate with members of their social networks. Currently, I focus on designing voice-user interfaces for socially-isolated older adults. I am also a Code Coach for Brave Initiatives, developing the technical curriculum and teaching it to high school girls in Chicago. Most importantly, I expect to graduate with my PhD in 2017!

In the past I have conducted research at University of Maryland's HCIL, Carnegie Mellon's Usable Privacy and Security Lab, UMBC's PAD Lab, IBM Research, Facebook's Research Center, and Microsoft Research. I hold a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland and an M.S. in Human-Centered Computing from UMBC.