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Dr. LouAnne Boyd

Assistant Professor
Mathematics and Computer Science
Fowler School of Engineering; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Expertise: Human-Computer Interaction; Assistive technology; Accessibility; Inclusion and diversity; Augmented and virtual reality; Ubiquitous computing
Office Location: Hashinger Science Center 212
Phone: (714) 628-7381
Education:
Washington University in St. Louis, Bachelor of Arts
Towson University, Master of Arts
University of California, Irvine, Ph.D.

Biography

Education

2014-18
Ph.D. in Informatics, Dept. of Informatics, University of California, Irvine (Mentor: Prof. Gillian Hayes)

1994-96
M.A. in Psychology, Dept. of Psychology, Towson University 

1987-91
B.A. in Psychology, Dept. of Psychology, Washington University in Saint Louis

Research Interests

Dr. Boyd’s research interests center around the design, development, and evaluation of novel technologies to support neurodiverse populations. Current projects are investigating the efficacy of a new interaction design framework drawn from neuroscience theories to accommodation sensory impairments. Specific projects under investigation include the development of technologies to increase the accessibility of information for people with autism, ADHD, anxiety, and/or dyslexia.