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Dr. Jennifer Mankoff is an Associate Professor in the Human Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where she joined the faculty in 2004. She earned her B.A. at Oberlin College and her Ph.D. in Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology advised by Gregory Abowd and Scott Hudson.
Her research focuses on addressing critical social problems through interactive technologies that empower people. Dr. Mankoff's work leverages mobile, desktop and social web technologies to help individuals and effect positive social change. She uses empirical methods to uncover problems, innovates new technologies and methods to address those problems, and constructs enabling tools and processes. Application areas of her work include persuasive techniques for encouraging energy saving behavior, web accessibility for the blind and mobile transcription services for the deaf.
Dr. Mankoff is an active member of the ACM ASSETS, CHI, and UIST research communities, and has served on the program and conference committees at all three conferences. She helped found the sustainable-chi group (firstname.lastname@example.org). Her research has been supported by Google Inc., the Intel Corporation, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft Corporation, and the National Science Foundation. She was awarded the Sloan Fellowship in 2007 and the IBM Faculty Fellowship in 2004 & 2006.
StepGreen.org: Increasing Energy Saving Behaviors via Social Networks
as author at 4th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), Washington 2010,