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Leah Findlater, PhD

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Associate Professor, Human Centered Design & Engineering
University of Washington

Biography

Leah Findlater is an associate professor in the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE). She directs the Inclusive Design Lab, whose mission is to lower barriers to technology use and information access for users with a range of physical, sensory, and cognitive abilities. She has published over 60 papers in top-tier academic venues, ten of which have been recognized with Best Paper or Honorable Mention awards. She holds an NSF CAREER Award and her research is funded by NSF, the Department of Defense, Nokia and Google.

Before joining HCDE in 2017, Dr. Findlater was on the faculty at the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies, and spent two years as an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at the UW Information School.

Education

PhD, Computer Science, University of British Columbia
MS, Computer Science, University of British Columbia
BS, Computer Science, University of Regina

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