Lea Albaugh

Carnegie Mellon University , 2024
Ph.D. , Computer Science
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Lea Albaugh researches fabrication and material creativity as a PhD candidate in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University working with the DevLab, the Morphing Matter Lab, and the Textiles Lab. (Previous affiliations include Disney Research, the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, the Recurse Center, and the MAKESHOP at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh.) Lea's interdisciplinary work blends hardware and software engineering with design inquiry and craft practice for a variety of outcomes including computationally tunable soft textile mechanisms, creative interfaces for complex machine knitting on industrial equipment, and playful and personal interaction with fabrication machines. Lea?s research publications have been recognized with awards in the ACM SIGCHI and Designing Interactive Systems conferences, and she recently received a university-wide graduate student teaching award recognizing her classroom and lab teaching, as well as innovative curriculum development.


Carnegie Mellon University

Ph.D. , Computer Science

Class of 2024

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