Delighted to welcome you!

My name is Brianna Wimer, and I'm a third year Ph.D. student at the University of Notre Dame in the Computer Science and Engineering department. I have the privilege of being advised by Dr. Ronald Metoyer. In addition, I'm a visiting student researcher at the University of Washington where I am also advised by Dr. Jennifer Mankoff in the Make4All lab.

My research focus is on Human-Computer Interaction and Accessibility, with a special emphasis on visualization. I am deeply committed to understanding, designing, and developing technologies aimed at improving access to data for individuals with disabilities. My ultimate goal is to develop data representations that are accessible, ensuring that users with disabilities have equal opportunities to interact with, create, and extract insights from data.

Latest News

January 6th, 2024

I'm thrilled to share that our TVCG paper on accessibile data represenations for non-vision disabilities has been accepted. More information about the paper can be found here.

September 1st, 2023

I'm thrilled to share that I'll be attending the IEEE VIS 2023 conference in Melbourne, courtesy of a diversity and inclusion scholarship.

August 6th, 2023

I've relocated to Seattle, WA, to collaborate with Dr. Jennifer Mankoff at the Make4All lab as a visiting researcher.

July 10, 2023

I am honored to have received the Google Ph.D. Fellowship in the field of Human-Computer Interaction. Read the full story on the College of Engineering's website.

January 20th, 2023

Exciting news! Our research paper, titled Understanding Food Planning Strategies of Food Insecure Populations, has been accepted for presentation at CHI 2023 in Germany.

And, how can I miss introducing my scholarly partner who has been by side since freshman year of undegrad and now is helping me navigate the Ph.D. program? Meet Sunny, my four year old Goldendoodle. Far from the rigors of research, he's an expert in napping and has an unparalleled ability to beg for treats. His friendly presence adds an extra dash of joy to my academic journey!

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