Anthony Receives CAREER Award from National Science Foundation

Lisa Anthony, Ph.D.A CAREER award is the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for junior faculty and is designed to help provide a foundation for a lifetime of scientific leadership.

Lisa Anthony, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) at the University of Florida. She collaborates with the College of Education to optimize user interfaces for children, so that kids are excited – not frustrated – to learn from technology.

She holds a BS and MS in Computer Science (Drexel University, 2002), and a Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction (Carnegie Mellon University, 2008). After her Ph.D., Anthony spent two years in a research and development laboratory working on DARPA- and ONR-funded user-centered interface projects at an industry research lab, followed by two years working on multimodal interaction at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Her research interests include understanding how children can make use of advanced interaction techniques and how to develop technology to support them in a variety of contexts, including education, health care and serious games. She has received funding from industry and government sources. Her Ph.D. dissertation investigated the use of handwriting input for middle school math tutoring software, and her simple and accurate multi-stroke gesture recognizers called $N and $P are well-known in the field of interactive surface gesture recognition. Her work has been recognized by the research community with three best paper awards, including one in 2013 at the top HCI conference, the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI).

Computer & Information Science & Engineering
Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering