Carrie Bruce is a senior research scientist in the School of Interactive Computing in the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Bruce -- a licensed speech-language pathologist specializing in advanced communication technologies -- holds more than 20 years of experience in healthcare, rehabilitation, human-computer interaction (HCI), accessibility, and universal design. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s in communication sciences and disorders from the University of Florida and a doctorate in human-centered computing from Georgia Tech. She was awarded a patent for communication systems, methods, and devices for providing communications based on visual markers in 2012. At Georgia Tech, she is the director of student research for the MS-HCI program; teaches courses related to accessibility, universal design, and interactive products; and conducts research related to technology and information design. Bruce's expertise is in examining design issues relative to people's abilities and investigating methodologies that measure the impact of physical and social environment factors on activity performance and participation.