Professor of Computer Science, University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Colorado at Boulder
Shaun Kane, Professor of Computer Science, University of Colorado at Boulder
Shaun Kane is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. He directs the CU Superhuman Computing Lab, which investigates how to design computing technology that empowers people of all abilities. Kane’s prior projects include developing new interaction techniques to make touch screen devices more accessible to blind and visually impaired people, new programming tools for creating accessible audio games, intelligent communication assistants for people with aphasia, and new touch screen devices optimized for people who use power wheelchairs. He is the co-developer of Ability-Based Design, a design framework that supports designers in developing intelligent systems that can adapt to the abilities of their users, rather than requiring users to adapt to the system.
Receiving his Ph.D. from The Information School at the University of Washington in 2011, he served as faculty at the University of Maryland Baltimore County from 2011 to 2014. Kane is, by courtesy, faculty in the ATLAS Institute and the Department of Information Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His research has been supported by an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and a DO-IT Trailblazer Award.