Raja Kushalnagar, co-PI of AccessComputing, is director of the Information Technology program in the Department of Science, Technology and Mathematics at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. His research focuses on accessible computing design, with specific focuses in intellectual property law and the improvement of access for deaf and hard of hearing individuals. He primarily teaches human-centered computing with a focus on accessible computing, application development courses, and cybersecurity-related courses.
Elaine Schaertl Short, co-PI of AccessComputing, is an Clare Boothe Luce assistant professor within the Departments of Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering at Tufts University. She is the PI of the Assistive Agent Behavior and Learning (AABL) Lab, and her work focuses on lies at the intersection of assistive technology and social robotics, focusing on developing robots that can support people in achieving their goals.
Stacy Branham, co-PI of AccessComputing, is an assistant professor of informatics in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine. Her research sits at the intersection of human-centered computing and accessible computing, exploring how technologies mediate colocated interpersonal relationships, specifically in regards to how they affect the physical safety and social wellbeing of marginalized people.