Portrait of A.J. Brush

A.J. Brush

Principal Program Manager


A.J. Bernheim Brush’s area of expertise is Human-Computer Interaction with a focus on Ubiquitous Computing. Part of the Microsoft Cortana product group since January 2016, she spent the previous 12 years in Microsoft Research.   In Cortana, her team works on connecting Cortana with other assistants like Alexa and improving the speech interaction experience. A.J. is most well known for her research on technologies for families and her expertise conducting field studies of technology. She has built and deployed numerous sensing systems into homes. She received an alumni achievement award in 2017 from UW’s Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science, a Borg Early Career Award in 2010, and has over 25 patents. Her research has received a 10-year impact award, 3 best paper awards, and several best paper nominations. A.J. is a member of the UbiComp Steering Committee, on the Advisory Board of the ACM Proceedings on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable, and Ubiquitous Technology (IMWUT), an editor for Pervasive Computing Magazine, and a Senior Member of the ACM. To encourage diversity in computing, she serves on the CRA-W board and was co-chair from 2014 – 2016.