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Robin Brewer

Robin Brewer

Assistant Professor of Information, School of Information Email: [email protected] Phone: 734/615-1299
Office: School of Information/4372 North Quad Faculty Role: Faculty Potential PhD Faculty Advisor: Yes Personal website News About Robin Brewer


I completed my PhD at Northwestern University, advised by Anne Marie Piper. As a PhD 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.

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


BS Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park

MS Human-Centered Computing, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) 

PhD Technology and Social Behavior, Northwestern University

News about Robin Brewer

Rackham Graduate School. 2024 Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship. UMSI honorees. Ben Zhang, PhD candidate. Rahaf Alharbi, PhD canddiate. Shwetha Rajaram, PhD Candidate.
Three UMSI doctoral candidates earn Rackham Predoctoral Fellowships

The fellowship is highly competitive and provides tuition waivers and funding for one year. 

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UMSI @ CHI 2024. Surfing the World. UMSI Researchers. 6 Honorable Mentions.
UMSI researchers recognized with honorable mention awards at 2024 CHI conference

The award recognizes outstanding research in the field of human-computer interaction.

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