Rie Kamikubo

Rie Kamikubo

HCI · Design · Accessibility

Email: rkamikub (at) umd (dot) edu

Hi, I'm Rie (pronounced Ree-ay), a research assistant and a PhD student in the College of Information Studies (iSchool) at the University of Maryland, College Park. My research interest is in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) with a focus on design for accessibility. I'm passionate about developing new tools and methods that support technology designers in creating accessible solutions for people of diverse abilities.

I'm in my second year of the PhD program. I work with Dr. Hernisa Kacorri on the Inclusive ICT RERC project to extend data science methods to be inclusive for people with disabilities. I'm a member of the Intelligent Assistive Machines Lab (website under construction) and the Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL).


Jun, 2021: Paper Accepted to ASSETS 2021

May, 2021: Succesfully passed my First Year Review

Nov, 2020: Paper Accepted to NeurIPS Workshop on Dataset Curation and Security

Oct, 2020: New Research Project Announced at ASSETS2020: IncluSet

Aug, 2020: Entered iSchool Doctoral Program at UMD


  • Ph.D. in Information Studies Expected 2024
    University of Maryland, College Park
  • M.S. in Interdisciplinary Information Studies (Emerging Design and Informatics) Mar. 2016
    University of Tokyo
  • B.S. in Cognitive Science (Human Computer Interaction) Jun. 2012
    University of California, San Diego


  • Research Assistant II Aug. 2020 - Current
    College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, College Park
    Advisor: Hernisa Kacorri
  • Teaching Assistant Aug. 2020 - Jan. 2021
    Course INST704 Inclusive Design in HCI, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Research Associate II Nov. 2019 - Jul. 2020
    Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
    Advisor: Chieko Asakawa
  • Visiting Scholar Feb. 2019 - Jun. 2019
    Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
    Mentor: Kris Kitani
  • Project Researcher Sep. 2017 - Oct. 2019
    Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo
    Advisor: Yoichi Sato
  • IxD Researcher Apr. 2016 - Aug. 2017
    R&D Center, Sony Corporation
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