Amy Hurst

Associate Professor, Director of Ability Project


  • PhD Carnegie Mellon, Human-Computer Interaction
  • MS Carnegie Mellon, Human-Computer Interaction
  • BS Georgia Institute of Technology, Computer Science

Research Interests

  • Understanding accessibility challenges and the potential for novel assistive technologies to address them
  • How to empower others to “DIY” and build their own assistive technologies through designing accessible tools or training materials for digital fabrication tools

Grants and Awards

  • 2018: ACM Senior Member
  • 2016: NCWIT Undergraduate Mentoring Award
  • 2016: Best Student Paper, ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS)
  • 2015 Best Paper Award, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)
  • 2015: Best Paper Candidate, Web for All Conference (W4A)
  • 2014: Best Paper Honorable Mention, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)
  • 2009: Richard King Mellon Presidential Fellowship in the Life Sciences
  • 2008: Google Anita Borg Scholarship
  • 2005: National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship