Elizabeth Mynatt, Ph.D.
HSI Interim Director
Professor, College of Computing
Elizabeth D. Mynatt is Interim Director of HSI, Executive Director of the GT Institute for People and Technology, and Professor in the School of Interactive Computing in the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research program Everyday Computing examines the human-computer interface implications of having computation continuously present in many aspects of everyday life. Her research contributes to ongoing work in personal health informatics, computer-supported collaborative work and human-computere interface design.
Named Top Woman Innovator in Technology by Atlanta Woman Magazine in 2005, Mynatt has created new technologies that support the independence and quality of life of older adults "aging in place," that help people manage diabetes, and that increase creative collaboration in workplaces.
From 2005 - 2010, Mynatt directed the GVU Center at Georgia Tech. This internationally recognized interdisciplinary research organization brings together over 70 faculty at Georgia Tech with the mission to "unlock human potential through technical innovation." By working with a broad range of industry partners, GVU researchers engage difficult societal challenges and marketplace uncertainties with leadership and expertise in computing, engineering, design, science, art and the humanities.
Mynatt is a member of the SIGCHI Academy, principal leaders in the field of HCI, whose efforts have shaped the discipline and industry, and have led the research and innovation in human-computer interaction. Mynatt is also a member of the Computing Community Consortium, an NSF-sponsored effort to engage the computing research community in envisioning more audacious research challenges.
Mynatt earned her Bachelor of Science summa cum laude in computer science from North Carolina State University and her Master of Science and Ph.D. in computer science from Georgia Tech.