Gregory Abowd, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor, School of Interactive Computing
Gregory D. Abowd (pronounced AY-bowd) is the George Professor and Director of HSI and Distinguished Professor in the School of Interactive Computing in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. His research interests are in human-centered computing, with specific interests in ubiquitous computing (ubicomp) applied to issues relating to home and health. Dr. Abowd leads the Ubiquitous Computing Research Group in the School of Interactive Computing. This effort started with the Future Computing Environments research group in 1995, and has since matured into a collection of research groups, including Dr. Abowd's own group. One of the major research efforts that Dr. Abowd initated is the Aware Home Research Initiative, of which he was the founding director until 2008.
Dr. Abowd received the degree of B.S. in Mathematics in 1986 from the University of Notre Dame. He then attended the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom on a Rhodes Scholarship, earning the degrees of M.Sc. (1987) and D.Phil. (1991) in Computation from the Programming Research Group in the Computing Laboratory. From 1989-1992 he was a Research Associate/Postdoc with the Human-Computer Interaction Group in the Department of Computer Science at the University of York in England. From 1992-1994, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Software Engineering Institute and the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University. He joined the faculty at Georgia Tech in August of 1994.
Dr. Abowd is an ACM Fellow and a member of the ACM SIGCHI Academy.