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I am the Robert A. and Barbara L. Kleist Professor in Informatics in theSchool of Information and Computer Sciencesand in theSchool of EducationandSchool of MedicineatUC Irvine. My research interests are in human-computer interaction, ubiquitous computing, assistive and educational technologies, and health informatics.I design, develop, deploy, and evaluate technologies to empower people to use collected data to address real human needs in sensitive and ethically responsible ways. In particular, I focus on vulnerable populations in their efforts to understand their own data and in the use of these data to provide them with necessary resources and services. Check out theSTAR Group Web pagefor information on my research group. Here are some specific links for some of the most searched for work:autism technology,educational technology,health informatics,hunger and e-government, &identity and social networking.I direct thesocial and technological action research (STAR) group. I am the Director of Technology Research atthe Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disordersand the Faculty Director forCivic and Community Engagementat UCI. I am affiliated with theLaboratory for Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction, theCenter for Autism Research and Treatment, theCenter for Ethnography, theCenter for Biomedical Informatics, theCenter for Research on Information Technology & Organizations,the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, and theInstitute for Genetics and Bioinformatics. I am a fellow in theUniversity of California Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California.My research in autism and technology has enabled me to serve as Director of Technology Research at theCenter for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders of Southern Californiaand Chief Technology Officer forTiwahe Technology. I am an alumna of the School of Interactive Computing atGeorgia Tech. I also love to makecakes.