L. Aflatoony, S. Lee
Leila Aflatoony is an assistant professor in the School of Industrial Design at Georgia Institute of Technology. As a design-oriented HCI researcher, she employs design approaches (e.g. human-centered design), design methods (e.g. participatory design), and emerging technologies (e.g. Augmented Reality, 3D printing) to address critical challenges in various areas of application such as health and wellbeing. Before joining the Georgia Tech, Leila was a postdoctoral fellow in the department of Computer Science at University of British Columbia, where she developed, co-taught, and evaluated graduate level courses for Designing for People (DFP), an innovative cross-disciplinary graduate training and research program focusing on human- centered interactive computational technologies. She received her Ph.D. in Interaction Design from the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University. Prior to that, she studied Product and Service System Design at Polytechnic University of Milan.
Su Jin “Susan” Lee is a licensed occupational therapist and research scientist. She earned her master’s degree in occupational therapy from Washington University in St. Louis in 2013. Her primary research interests involve the environmental influences on functional independence of older adults, and their participation in community dwelling. She is also broadly interested in assistive and universally designed technologies that benefit the health and participation of individuals with disabilities and age-related functional limitations. She is active in the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and is professional development coordinator of the special interest group on Home and Community Health. She has prior clinical experience as an occupational therapist in inpatient rehabilitation and spinal cord injury units.