Michele in dress suit with pink blazer and black skirt using mobile phone and stylus


I am currently a UX Researcher at Intel and recent PhD graduate in Human-Centered Computing in the Information Systems Department at UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County).

My academic and professional careers have narrowed from computer science to software engineering to human-computer interaction and accessible technology.

My PhD research addressed the needs of people with vision impairments in 2 primary areas: accessible fashion – using wearable computing and social collaboration to translate the visual medium of fashion; and blind pedestrian navigation – conducting studies to inform the design of mobile navigation technology.

My dissertation topic was “Answering Subjective and Open-Ended Visual Questions from People with Vision Impairments”.

Email:  micheleawilliams [at] acm [dot] org 
(Please note the name change from Michele A. Burton to Michele A. Williams)

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