Erin Brady, Ph.D.

Erin Brady
  • Assistant Professor, Human-Computer Interaction


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  • Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Rochester (2015)
  • M.S. in Computer Science from University of Rochester (2011)
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Mathematics from University of Richmond (2010)


Dr. Erin Brady is an Assistant Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI. Her graduate work in Computer Science was completed at University of Rochester.

Before coming to IUPUI, Dr. Brady was a research assistant at University of Rochester from 2010 to 2013, and a visiting researcher at Carnegie Mellon University from 2013 to 2015. During her graduate study, she did a professional internship at Google in Mountain View where she worked to improve the web accessibility of one of their projects, and a research internship at Microsoft Research India in Bangalore.


For a full list of publications, please refer to my CV. Some selected publications include:

  • Erin Brady, Meredith Ringel Morris, and Jeffrey P. Bigham. “Gauging Receptiveness to Social Microvolunteering.” Proceedings of the 2015 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). Seoul, Korea.
  • Aditya Vashistha, Erin Brady, William Thies and Edward Cutrell. “Educational Content Creation and Sharing by Low-Income Visually Impaired People in India.” Proceedings of the 2014 ACM Symposium on Computing for Development (DEV). San Jose, CA.
  • Erin Brady, Meredith Ringel Morris, Yu Zhong, Samuel C. White and Jeffrey P. Bigham. “Visual Challenges in the Everyday Lives of Blind People.” Proceedings of the 2013 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). Paris, France.
  • Erin Brady, Yu Zhong, Meredith Ringel Morris and Jeffrey P. Bigham. “Investigating the Appropriateness of Social Network Question Asking as a Resource for Blind Users.” Proceedings of the 2013 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW). San Antonio, TX.
  • Michele A. Williams (Burton), Erin Brady, Robin Brewer, Callie Neylan, Jeffrey P. Bigham and Amy Hurst. “Crowdsourcing Subjective Fashion Advice Using VizWiz: Challenges and Opportunities.” Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Computers & Accessibility (ASSETS). Boulder, CO.

Research Interests

Dr. Brady’s research is focused around accessibility and disability, and how they interact with technology and social media. Her recent work focuses on building tools which allow people with disabilities to crowdsource assistance in near-realtime when they encounter an inaccessible situation.

Some of her current interests include (a) how social media is used to sway perceptions of disability, (b) how well physical accessibility problems can be identified remotely, and (c) how people with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia use technology to engage in activism and advocacy around ‘madness’.

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