Gillian Hayes

Gillian Hayes an Assistant Professor in Informatics in the School of Information and Computer Sciences and in the Department of Education at UC Irvine.  Her research interests are in human-computer interaction, ubiquitous computing, assistive and educational technologies, and health informatics. Her two core areas of focus are: (1) understanding and developing technologies to support children with chronic conditions and (2) understanding the ways in which people document and are documented by the systems around them. Methodologically, she interested in exploring ways to enhance participation in research by community partners.   She directs the social and technological action research (STAR) group. She is also affiliated with the Laboratory for Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction, the Intel Science and Technology Center for Social Computing, the Center for Ethnography, the Center for Biomedical Informatics, the Center for Research on Information Technology & Organizationsthe California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, and the Institute for Genetics and Bioinformatics.  She is a fellow in the University of California Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California. Her research in autism and technology has enabled her to serve as the technology consultant for For OC KidsTiwahe Technology. She is an alumna of the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech.