Celebrating Women in Computing – Julie Kientz

Assistant Professor, Human Centered Design & Engineering
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington


Julie is director of the Computing for Healthy Living and Learning Lab and is active in the Design, Use, Build (dub) Group alliance at the University of Washington. Her research interests are in the areas of human-computer interaction, ubiquitous computing and computer-supported cooperative work. In particular, she is interested in determining how novel computing applications can address important social issues and evaluating those applications through long-term real world deployment studies using a balance of qualitative and quantitative methods. Her most recent research involves the design and evaluation of computing technologies to support decision-making for teams of caregivers, including therapy for children with autism and supporting parents tracking the developmental progress and health of their newborn children.

Julie earned her Ph.D. in computer science from Georgia Tech in 2008 and her bachelor’s in computer science & engineering from the University of Toledo in 2002.


  • NSF Graduate Fellowship
  • P.E.O. International Scholar Award
  • Best Paper award, Ubicomp 2007
  • Best Paper nominee, CSCW 2006

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