Lynn Kirabo, Ph.D.
Maria M. Klawe Assistant Professor of Climate & CS

Computer Science Department & Hixon Center for Climate & the Environment
Harvey Mudd College

Director, CACTI Lab

Hi! I’m Lynn Kirabo (or just Kirabo).

I do Human-computer interaction research at the intersection of accessibility, climate action, public transit, and the global south.

Specifically, I investigate and design equitable transit and climate action interventions in diverse geographical contexts (i.e., North America & East Africa). I adapt qualitative methods to understand the lived experiences of research populations from diverse backgrounds (i.e., with a focus on the lived experiences of disabled people).

I design frameworks which stakeholders such as policymakers can leverage to nudge their transportation ecosystems towards equity.

I completed my Ph.D. at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute in the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University. I was advised by Dr. Aaron Steinfeld. My research was funded by NIDLIRR and the Siebel Foundation.

Travel & Other Highlights:
06.24, The Future of Design in Higher Education Convening.
06.24, Panelist. The Turing Way Fireside Chat: "Making Things More Accessible in Data Science"
05.24, Host. Games for Climate Change Literacy Cafe.
04.24, Keynote. 12th Annual Sacred Sistahs Inc. STEAM Conference for Middle and High School African American Girls.
03.24, Co-Presenter. PUI BoF @ SIGCSE. Portland, OR
02.24, CRA Early Career Workshop. Washington, DC
02.24, New Course is a Winner, HMC News
02.24, Black Women in HCI. New Orleans, LA
01.24, New Faculty Experiences, HCII Job Market Mentoring
11.23, Our SIGCSE BoF was accepted!!
09.23, Broadening Participation in Undergrad Climate Education
07.23, CS Rising Careers, SLAC & Teaching Job Market Panel
04.23, CMU, Teaching in Academia & Job Market Panel