I am a computer scientist conducting research in the area of human-computer interaction (HCI), computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW), social computing, and accessibility. My current research focus is on accessibility, particularly on the intersection of accessibility and social technologies, and how the intersection of HCI and AI innovations can be used to enhance the abilities of all technology users. In the past, my research focused on social and collaborative web search. I have also studied other classes of collaboration technologies, including gesture systems and tabletop computing systems.

I am a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, where I manage the Ability research group. I am also part of MSR’s larger Human-Computer Interaction research effort, and a frequent collaborator of the Enable team. I am also an affiliate Professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering and in the Information School at the University of…