Computer Science Professor wins Google Research Scholar Award to improve smartphone accessibility


Stony Brook Computer Science Professor Aruna Balasubramanian has been selected to receive a Google Research Scholar Award for her research on accessibility using wearable devices. Google’s Research Scholar program funds world-class research by early-career Professors.

Aruna will use the award to considerably improve the accessibility of smartphone applications so they are more usable for users with motor disabilities and vision impairments. Aruna’s research is in the area of mobile systems and networking. She has previously won a Google Research Award in 2016 and has won several other awards, including a VMWare early career award, an Applied Networking Research Prize and more recently ACM SIGMOBILE Rockstar Award.

Congratulations to Aruna on this well deserved recognition by Google for her research on ‘AccessWear: Ubiquitous Accessibility using Wearables’. Read more about it here.


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