Robert A. and Barbara L. Kleist Professor in Informatics in the School of Information and Computer Sciences and in the School of Education and School of Medicine at UC Irvine. Director of Technology Research at the Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders and the Faculty Director for Civic and Community Engagement at UC Irvine. Jacobs Foundation Research Fellow 2016-2018.
Gillian Hayes conducts research in the areas of human-computer interaction, ubiquitous computing, assistive and educational technologies, and health informatics. She designs, develops, deploys, and evaluates technologies to empower people to use collected data to address real human needs in sensitive and ethically responsible ways. In particular, her work addresses means for enabling vulnerable populations to participate in the technology design process, understand their own data, and use of these data to improve their quality of life.