Dr. Dillahunt’s research interests are in the areas of human-computer interaction, ubiquitous computing and social computing. She is primarily interested in identifying needs and opportunities to further explore how theories from the social sciences can be used to design technologies that have a positive impact on individual behavior. Results from her past studies in the environmental sustainability domain suggest that improved communication provides individual community members with access to new information and helps to resolve common problems. Dillahunt plans to continue applying past research techniques to clarify and potentially meet the needs of understudied communities in environmental sustainability and in other domains such as education and health.
Ph.D. and M.S. Carnegie Mellon University; M.S. Oregon Health and Science University; B.S. North Carolina State University