Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Robotics Institute, School of Computer Science

Carnegie Mellon University 

Main Projects

Example gestures created by end-users
A link to the paper on the gesture sonification

Gesture Customization


End-user touchscreen gesture customization


Gesture Sonitification 


Touchscreen gesture sonification for people with visual impairments


My name is Uran (pronounced as "Yu-ran"), short for "Urania". I'm a postdoctral research fellow for Cognitive Assistance Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University currently working with Prof. Kris Kitani and Prof. Chieko Asakawa

The goal of my research in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) is to improve information access in both digital and physical environments through mobile and wearable technologies especially for users who are blind or with visual impairments. 

I received my PhD in Computer Science in 2016 from University of Maryland, College Park, advised by Prof. Leah Findlater

A link to NavCog project
A link to On-Body Interaction Project

Nonvisual On-body Interaction

Interactions performed on users' own body for people with visual impairments

Navigation Assistance 

Smartphone-based indoor navigation guidance for people with visual impairments

A picture of Uran