Hello World! 🌎
I'm Lucy Jiang, and I'm passionate about developing accessible technology, fostering an inclusive community, and harnessing creativity for social good.
I'm a first-year PhD student at Cornell University, advised by Dr. Shiri Azenkot! My research interests are in accessibility and human-computer interaction.
I graduated from the University of Washington with a BS in Computer Science in June 2022. As an undergraduate, I collaborated on and coauthored three research papers with Dr. Leah Findlater in the Inclusive Design Lab, co-founded and conducted user research in an AI-driven audio description startup, TA'd for courses including Human-Computer Interaction (CSE 440) and Data Structures and Parallelism (CSE 332), and hosted department-wide social events to build community as the Chair of UW's ACM chapter.
My honors thesis, advised by Dr. Richard Ladner, focuses on the design of automated audio description pipelines and understanding how to best integrate visual question answering tools to provide blind and low vision writers with the context necessary to independently write audio descriptions. I recently received the 2022 Outstanding Undergraduate Senior Thesis award from UW CSE for my work on this project.
Super excited be starting my PhD journey at Cornell! If you'd like to chat, I'd love to connect over Zoom, email, or in-person over bubble tea! 😊