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Robin Brewer

Robin Brewer

Assistant Professor of Information, School of Information and Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering Email: rnbrew@umich.edu Phone: 734/615-1299
Office: School of Information/4372 North Quad Faculty Role: Faculty Potential PhD Faculty Advisor: Yes Personal website

Biography

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

Education

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

Silver Center
Virtual senior center helps older adults in Detroit connect while social distancing

A team of University of Michigan researchers from the School of Information, School of Public Health and School of Social Work have partnered with Methodist Children's Home Society to evaluate call-in classes for seniors offered by the Silver Center. 

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Brave Initiatives Students
Detroit high school girls dive into technology, address social challenge

"Let's Talk About Food: An Ideathon on Food Insescurity" is a workshop designed to introduce young Detroit women to technology.

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