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Computer Science Professor Wins Google Award to Improve Smartphone Accessibility

Aruna Balasubramanian

Stony Brook Computer Science Professor Aruna Balasubramanian has been selected to receive a Google Research Scholar Award for her research on accessibility using wearable devices. Google’s Research Scholar program funds world-class research by early-career professors.

Aruna Balasubramanian
Aruna Balasubramanian

Balasubramanian will use the award for her research project, “AccessWear: Ubiquitous Accessibility using Wearables,” to considerably improve the accessibility of smartphone applications so they are more usable for users with motor disabilities and vision impairments. Her research focuses on the area of mobile systems and networking.

Balasubramanian has previously won a Google Research Award in 2016 and has won several other awards, including a VMWare early career award, an Applied Networking Research Prize and more recently the ACM SIGMOBILE Rockstar Award.

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