Stacy Branham’s research investigates how technologies operate in social settings where one or more people is disabled, yielding actionable design guidance and proof of concept prototypes. Her work has been recognized by best paper awards at top research conferences and has been supported by over $15 million from funding entities including Jacobs Foundation, Toyota, Intel, and the NSF. In 2021, she received the NSF CAREER Award and was named one of the “Brilliant 10” rising STEM researchers by Popular Science. She earned her Ph.D. in 2014 and her B.S. in 2007, both from Virginia Tech’s Department of Computer Science.