I am a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research, where I explore computing for disability, accessibility and inclusive design. I also hold an affiliate faculty appointment in the Information School at the University of Washington and the Department of Software Information Systems at UNC Charlotte. I received my BA in Psychology and Cognitive Science from Rice University in 1992 and went on to study Cognitive Neuropsychology at the University of Oregon where I received my PhD in 1999. I have been working in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) since 2000.
Over the years, I have worked on a broad range of HCI topics with a special interest in interdisciplinary work. Research topics have included input technologies, visual perception and graphics, intelligent notifications and disruptions, and interfaces for search and personal information management. From 2010-2016, I managed the Technology for Emerging Markets group (TEM) in Microsoft Research India, focusing on technologies and systems useful for people living in underserved rural and urban communities. After returning to the US in 2016, my research now focuses on inclusive design, exploring how computing can be used to extend and enhance the capabilities of disabled people around the world.
- After more than 6 years with MSR India and the *amazing* TEM group, I have returned to MSR Redmond in the Northwest USA. While I'm still very interested in work surrounding ICTD and technology for global development, I have moved the bulk of my research to explore how computing can be used to improve the lives of those with various forms of disability. I'm excited to be part of the Ability team at MSR where we are hard at work inventing new ways for technology to help disabled people around the world meet their needs and aspirations by extending their capabilities and enhacing their quality of life.
- I was thrilled to give a keynote talk at DEV 2015. Fantastic audience and a great conference! At the last minute I changed the title to: "10 years of TEM: What can we learn from a decade of ICT(4)D Research?" The idea for the talk is to try and identify a few characteristics of successful ICT4D interventions based on success and (interesting) failures in TEM over the past 10 years. Slides are here.
Attended ASSETS 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal and watched Aditya Vashistha win Best Student Paper award.
Social media platforms for low-income blind people in India Aditya Vashistha, Edward Cutrell, Nicola Dell, & Richard Anderson In Proceedings of ASSETS 2015, ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ACM press. Lisbon, October, 2015
--Best Student Paper Award--
Honored to be awarded SIGIR 2015 Test of Time award with some amazing colleagues.
Stuff I've Seen: A System for Personal Information Retrieval and Re-Use
Susan T. Dumais, Edward Cutrell, JJ Cadiz, Gavin Jancke, Raman Sarin, & Daniel C. Robbins
In Proceedings of SIGIR 2003, ACM press.
Toronto, July, 2003
© 2015 Edward Cutrell
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