I am a computer scientist conducting research in the areas of human-computer interaction (HCI), human-centered AI, computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW), social computing, and accessibility. I am honored to have been recognized as an ACM Fellow and SIGCHI Academy member for my contributions to HCI.

I am Director and Principal Scientist of the People + AI Research team at Google Research. I am also an Affiliate Professor in The Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering and in The Information School at the University of Washington, where I participate in the dub research consortium. Previously, I was a Sr. Principal Researcher and Research Area Manager for Interaction, Accessibility, and Mixed Reality at Microsoft Research, where I founded the Ability research group.

The best way to reach me is by emailing merrie <at> google <dot> com.