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Citizenship  United States
Nationality  American

Name  Jennifer Mankoff
Role  Computer scientist
Jennifer Mankoff Jennifer Mankoff HumanComputer Interaction Institute

Residence  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Fields  Human-Computer Interaction, Ubiquitous Computing, Assistive technology, Human-Centered Computing
Institutions  Carnegie Mellon University, Human-Computer Interaction Institute
Alma mater  Georgia Institute of Technology, Oberlin College
Education  Georgia Institute of Technology, Oberlin College
Doctoral advisor  Gregory Abowd, Scott Hudson
Similar  Scott Hudson, Anind Dey, Gregory Abowd

Dr. Jennifer Mankoff: A Multi-Stakeholder Approach to Sustainable Behavior Change

Jennifer Mankoff is an associate professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where she joined the faculty in 2004.


Early life and education

She earned her B.A. at Oberlin College and her Ph.D. in computer science at the Georgia Institute of Technology advised by Gregory Abowd and Scott Hudson.


She was faculty member in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley between 2001 and 2004. Since 2004, she has been a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University, focusing on tools and techniques for rapid, iterative prototyping of ubiquitous computing applications and accessible technology for people with disabilities.

Her research interests also include mediation of ambiguous, recognition-based interfaces. Application areas of her work include assistive technology for people with special needs and the elderly, health and safety, and technologies that promote sustainability. Mankoff has authored and co-authored over 45 full-length, significant scientific publications. She was awarded the Sloan Fellowship in 2007 and the IBM Faculty Fellowship in 2004 and 2006.

Selected publications

  • Woodruff, A. and Mankoff, J. 2009. Environmental Sustainability. IEEE Pervasive Computing 8, 1 (Jan. 2009), 18-21.
  • Froehlich, J., Dillahunt, T., Klasnja, P., Mankoff, J., Consolvo, S., Harrison, B., and Landay, J. A. 2009. UbiGreen: investigating a mobile tool for tracking and supporting green transportation habits. In Proceedings of CHI '09.
  • Carter, S. J. Mankoff and J. Heer, "Momento: Support for situated ubicomp experimentation," In Proceedings of CHI 2007.
  • Mankoff, J. D. Matthews, S. R. Fussell and M. Johnson, "Leveraging Social Networks to Motivate Individuals to Reduce their Ecological Footprints," Proceedings of HICSS 2007.
  • Mankoff, J., Fait, H., and Tran, T. Is your web page accessible? A comparative study of methods for assessing web page accessibility for the blind. In Proceedings of CHI 2005. 41-50.
  • Carter, S. and J. Mankoff, "When Participants do the capturing: The role of media in diary studies," In Proceedings of CHI 2005 pp. 899–908. Nominated for best paper award.
  • Mankoff, D., A. Dey, J. Mankoff, and K. Mankoff. Supporting Interspecies Social Awareness: Using Peripheral Displays for Distributed Pack Awareness. In Proceedings of UIST 2005. pp. 253–258. Satire.
  • References

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