For additional information, please visit Matt Huenerfauth's homepage, located at http://huenerfauth.ist.rit.edu/.
Matt Huenerfauth is an associate professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in the Department of Information Sciences and Technologies. He joined RIT in 2014 after eight years as a faculty member at the City University of New York, where he was a tenured associate professor of computer science and linguistics.
His research is in the areas of computer accessibility and assistive technology for people with disabilities, natural language processing (NLP), human computer interaction (HCI), and the computational linguistics of American Sign Language (ASL). His research projects have focused on the design and experimental evaluations of linguistic and assistive technology for people with disabilities, including technology for automatically synthesizing animations of ASL.
In addition, he currently serves as the:
- Ph.D. (2006) & M.S.E. (2004) in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania
- M.Sc. (2002) in Computer Science from the University College Dublin, National University of Ireland
- M.S. (2001) & Honors B.S. (2001) in Computer and Information Science from the University of Delaware
- He has secured over $2.1 million in external research funding to support his work, including a National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2008.
- He has written 40 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers, and he has twice received the Best Paper Award at the ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, the major computer science conference on assistive technology for people with disabilities.
- He served as the general chair for this conference in 2012 and is a member of the steering committee for the conference series. In 2014, he became a Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).