Anne Marie Piper investigates natural user interfaces to support communication, social interaction, and developmental needs of people throughout the lifespan.

Her work focuses on technology-based solutions for individuals with disabilities and older adults. In the past she has designed and developed interactive technologies for people with speech, language, hearing, and social disabilities.

She has worked as a user experience researcher at Microsoft and LeapFrog.


PhD, Cognitive Science, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA

MA, Education, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

BS, Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Significant Recognition

UCSD Interdisciplinary Scholar Award, 2011

ACM Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS) Best Student Technical Paper, 2010

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2004-2009