Robin Brewer

4417 North Quad
Assistant Professor/Post Doc/Presidential Fellow, Information, School of Information


I completed my Ph.D. at Northwestern University, advised by Anne Marie Piper. As a Ph.D. student I was awarded the Segal Design Fellowship, GEM Fellowship, Google UNCF Scholarship, and NSF Bridge to Doctorate Fellowship. Also, during my studies, I worked as a User Experience Researcher at Microsoft Research, Facebook, and IBM.

For a more updated biography, see my personal website.

Areas of interest

Accessibility (older adults and people with vision impairments)
Voice-based interfaces
Online communities and social computing
Motivation for online participation and engagement in online communities (e.g. blogging, crowd work platforms)
Autonomous Vehicles and Navigation


B.S. Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park
M.S. Human-Centered Computing, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
Ph.D. Technology and Social Behavior, Northwestern University