Women in Computing – Tracy Westeyn

Ph.D. student, Computer Science, School of Computer Science


Tracy's primary research areas are on-body sensing, wearable computing and applied machine learning. Currently she is researching the use of on-body sensors along with sensors embedded in toys to support the early identification of children with autism and other developmental delays. Her previous research involved eye-based gesture recognition as an interface for persons with severe disabilities. She is a primary author of the Georgia Tech Gesture Toolkit (GT2K), which supports gesture-based research applications. Tracy also is an instructor for Kennesaw State University’s CyberTech II program, an introductory computer science course aimed at involving underrepresented students in computer-oriented fields. Outside of the lab, she is an active member of the Women@CC organization, which helps support women in computer science at Georgia Tech.

Tracy earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science at Georgia Tech.


  • ARCS Scholarship, 2007-2009
  • Finalist for National PEO Scholar Award Georgia Tech, 2004
  • Theta Chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, founding member Georgia Tech, 2003

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