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Professional Bio

Matt Huenerfauth is a professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in the Golisano College of Computer and Information Sciences. He is a member of the faculty of the Department of Information Sciences and Technologies and the Ph.D. Program in Computing and Information Sciences. His research focuses on the design of computer technology to benefit people who are deaf or have low levels of written-language literacy, and his laboratory has gained an international reputation for its research on the design and experimental evaluation of technology to automatically synthesize animations of American Sign Language.

Huenerfauth is an editor-in-chief of the ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, the major journal in the field of computer accessibility for people with disabilities.  Since 2007, Huenerfauth has secured over $2.5 million in external research funding to support his work, including a National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2008.  He has authored over 50 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers, and he has twice received the Best Paper Award at the ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, the major computer science conference on assistive technology for people with disabilities. He served as the general chair for this conference in 2012 and has been named the program chair for 2016.  In 2014, he became a Senior Member of the Associate for Computing Machinery, and in 2015, he was elected Vice Chair of the ACM SIGACCESS special interest group on accessible computing.

Huenerfauth has taught courses on human computer interaction, assistive technology for people with disabilities, artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, and other topics in computing and linguistics. He received a Ph.D. (2006) and M.S.E. (2004) in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania. He studied in Ireland on a George Mitchell Scholarship from 2001 to 2002 and received an M.Sci. in Computer Science from the University College Dublin. He studied at the University of Delaware from 1997 to 2001 and received an M.S. and Honors B.S. in Computer Science, graduating at the top of his class of 3,174 students.