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Hey, I am Ade.

I am a believer and a user experience reseracher/designer.

I earned my Ph.D. in Human-Centered Computing Program at UMBC, and I was advised by Helena Mentis.

My research interest sits at the intersection of computing, behavioral sciences, social sciences and policy. My doctoral research aimed to improve the design and development process of systems that provide rehabilitation services over the internet for stroke survivors with physical and/or cognitive disabilities (i.e., telerehabilitation).

Overall, I really enjoy designing systems that improve the quaility of an individual's life (i.e., Quality of Life Technologies)! I more recently started exploring the privacy, ethical, and policy implications surrounding the development of new and emerging computing systems. Furthermore, I find my recent research interests in the space of Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence.

I spend my free time with family, serving at my local church, biking (road and mountain), drafting screenplays (aspiring screenwriter if research doesnt pan out 😉), composing music (huge Hans Zimmer fan... saw him in Prague), and YouTube connoisseuring (haha... I am well aware this is not a word... feel free to ask about my playlists though)! I have been an active member and leader in the National Society of Black Engineers since I was a senior in high school.

Recent Updates

[Jun 2023] Paper (9/1/23 Update: Link will be up soon ) got accepted to CHIWORK '23! | Adapting to Telerehabilitation Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Future is Hybrid

[May 2023] Your boy graduated!

[Sep 2022] Paper got accepted to ACM Transactions on Computing Education! | Responsible Computing: A Longitudinal Study of a Peer-led Ethics Learning Framework

[Jan 2021] Paper got accepted to CHI '21! | It's Not Just the Movement: Experiential Information Needed for Stroke Telerehabilitation

[Aug 2020] Selected to moderate the GEM GRAD Lab "Voices from the Field" panel.

[Jan 2020 - April 2020] Selected as a Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellow (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine).