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Anne Marie Piper

Assistant Professor, Communication Studies and (by courtesy) Computer Science


2240 Campus Drive
Frances Searle Building, 2-144
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-467-4198 Email Anne Marie Piper


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Computer Science

Research Interests

Anne Marie Piper is an assistant professor in the departments of Communication Studies and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (by courtesy) at Northwestern University.

Her research investigates natural user interfaces to support communication, social interaction, and the developmental needs of people throughout the lifespan. Much of her work focuses on designing new communication technologies for individuals with disabilities and older adults.

She has published multiple articles on assistive and educational applications of surface computing. More recently, her work investigates how hybrid paper-digital interfaces support communication and language learning in home, school, and therapy settings. Anne Marie is the recipient of a 2014 Alumnae of Northwestern Award for Curriculum Development, a Best Paper Honorable Mention Award at the 2014 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), a 2011 UC-San Diego Interdisciplinary Scholar Award, the 2010 Best Student Paper Award at the ACM Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS), and an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

Anne Marie received her PhD in Cognitive Science from the University of California, San Diego, her MA in Education from Stanford University, and her BS in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Anne Marie also worked as a user experience researcher at Microsoft and LeapFrog.