About

A headshot of Kyle Rector

I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and a member of the Public Digital Arts Cluster at the University of Iowa.

I conduct research at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction and Accessibility. I am looking for Computer Science and Informatics PhD students! Please email me if interested.

I am especially interested in developing technologies that enhance quality of life for people who are blind or low vision in domains including exercise and art. I graduated from the University of Washington in 2016 from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and my advisors were Dr. Julie Kientz and Dr. Richard Ladner. I was a previous recipient of the Anita Borg Scholarship, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, and the Google PhD Fellowship in HCI. For more in-depth information on my research feel free to look at my dissertation.