Lynn Kirabo

Carnegie Mellon University , 2023
Ph.D. , Computer Science
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Lynn Kirabo is a PhD candidate in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. She is advised by Aaron Steinfeld. Her research investigates equity in smart public transit systems in cities, including Kampala, Uganda; Kigali, Rwanda; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She centers the experiences of persons with disabilities. She completed an MS in HCI at CMU, an MS in IT at CMU Africa, and a Bachelors in IT at Makerere University. She spent 10 years working as a Web and Software Developer in NGO & Clean Energy spaces. Kirabo participates in initiatives to broaden participation in STEM fields in Africa and the US, including Women In Technology Uganda, InnovateHer Africa, OurCS, and Women in CS. She has been invited to events like MissGeek, STEMforHER, and Women in Data Science. Kirabo also enjoys founding and engaging in spaces that foster belonging, including AfroGSA, BIPOC in HCI, and Young Researchers in ICTD.


Carnegie Mellon University

Ph.D. , Computer Science

Class of 2023

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