I am an
Associate Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences
at Towson University. I hold a Ph.D. in Information Systems from University
of Maryland, Baltimore County. My research focuses on the interdisciplinary area of Human Computer
Interaction, specially universal accessibility, healthinformatics, and
accessible security and privacy. My research projects have been funded by the
National Science Foundation, the National Institute on Disability and
Rehabilitation Research, and various organizations and industrial partners. Our current
research team consists of faculty and students from both the
Computer and Information Sciences Department and the Department of Occupational Therapy
and Occupational Science. We are working on the development
and evaluation of mobile games that assist stroke
survivors in physical therapy. We are also developing a multimodal context aware communication system
to help young children with SMA gain more independence in their daily life.
I am the Interim Director of
the School of Emerging Technologies at Towson University. The
School of Emerging Technologies promotes interdisciplinary research and educational programs
both among TU personnel and between TU and external partners. Major activities of the School
include the seed funding program to support early stage interdisciplinary research projects, the
development of interdisciplinary academic programs, and Special Interest Groups.
I am the general chair for the 18th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and
Accessibility (ASSETS 2016). The conference will be held on October 24-26 at the Atlantis
Casino Resort & Spa in Reno, Nevada. I am looking forward to seeing you in Reno!