Robin N. Brewer

CV

resume

Education

Northwestern University | expected 2017 | Ph.D. in Technology and Social Behavior (joint Computer Science and Communication Studies program)

University of Maryland, Baltimore County | August 2011-May 2013 | M.S. Human-Centered Computing

Universidad Rey Juan Carlos-Vicalvaro | June 2011 | Spanish

University of Maryland, College Park | August 2007-May 2011 | B.S. Computer Science

Research Experience

Northwestern University | Inclusive Technology Lab | 2013-present

University of Maryland, Baltimore County | Prototyping and Design Lab | 2011-2012

Carnegie Mellon University | Usable Privacy and Security Lab | 2010

University of Maryland, College Park | Human-Computer Interaction Lab | 2009-2011

Industry Experience

Microsoft Research | Researcher in the neXus group w/Meredith Ringel Morris | Summer 2016

Facebook | User Experience Research Intern | Winter 2015

IBM | User Experience Research Intern | Summer 2012, 2013

National Society of Black Engineers | SEEK Engineering Teacher | Summer 2011

General Electric | IT Technician, Data Quality Engineering Intern | Summer 2008, 2009

ResLife IT | Student Technician | 2008-2011

Select Publications

+ Brewer, R.N., Cartwright, M., Karp, A., Pardo, B., Piper, A.M. "An Approach to Audio-Only Editing for Visually Impaired Seniors." ASSETS 2016

+ Brewer, R. N. , Piper, A. M. ""Tell It Like It Really Is": A Case of Online Content Creation and Sharing Among Older Adult Bloggers" CHI 2016.

+ Brewer, R. N. , Morris, M. R., Piper, A. M. ""Why would anybody do this?": Understanding Older Adults’ Motivations and Challenges in Crowd Work." CHI 2016.

+ Brewer, R. N., "Connecting Older Adults through Voice-Based Interfaces." CSCW 2016 Doctoral Colloquium.

+ Cornejo, R., Brewer, R. N., Edasis, C., Piper, A. M. “Vulnerability, Sharing, and Privacy: Analyzing Art Therapy for Older Adults with Dementia.” CSCW 2016.

+ Brewer, R. N., Cornejo, R., Schwaba, T., Gergle, D., Piper, A. M. “Exploring Traditional Phones as an E-Mail Interface for Older Adults.” TACCESS 2016.

+ Brewer, R. N. , Morris, M. R., Piper, A. M. "Exploring Cognitive Benefits as an Alternative Motivation for Engaging Older Adults in Crowdwork." HCOMP WiP 2015.

+ Brewer, R., Jones, J., "Pinteresce: Exploring Reminiscence as an Incentive to Digital Reciprocity for Older Adults."" CSCW 2015.

+ Brewer, R., Gellner, M., Piper, A.M. Portrait Pigeon: An Interactive Photo Messaging Wall for Seniors. UbiComp 2014.

Honors + Awards

Apex Power 30 Under 30, sponsored by Porsche - Technology Division | 2016

Northwestern University Graduate Student Engagement Award | 2016

Segal Institute Design Fellow | 2015

ACM-W Scholarship | 2015

NSF Grace Hopper Scholarship | 2013

UNCF Google Scholarship | 2013

Omicron Delta Kappa | 2013

Coalition to Diversify Computing Travel Grant | 2013

Google Travel Grant | 2011, 2013

GEM Fellowship | 2012
+sponsored by Adobe

Microsoft Student Partner | 2012

NSF Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship | 2011-2013

Service

Reviewer
+CHI 2012, CHI 2013, CSCW 2014, UbiComp 2014

Student Volunteer
+UbiComp 2012, CSCW 2013, UbiComp 2014, CSCW 2015