Areas of expertise
- Ubiquitous Computing
- People and technology
Gregory D. Abowd (pronounced AY-bowd) is a Regents’ Professor and J.Z. Liang Chair in the School of Interactive Computing. His research interests concern how the advanced information technologies of ubiquitous computing (or ubicomp) impact our everyday lives when they are seamlessly integrated into our living spaces. Abowd’s work has involved classroom education and homes, with a recent focus on healthcare delivery. He is a member of the GVU Center.
Abowd directs the Ubiquitous Computing Research Group in the School of Interactive Computing. This effort started with the Future Computing Environments research group in 1995, and has since matured into a collection of research groups, including Abowd’s own group. One of the major research efforts that Abowd initiated is the Aware Home Research Initiative, which he founded in 2000 and directed until 2008.