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Matt Huenerfauth

Director School of Information
School of Information
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
Director of iSchool

Office Location
Office Mailing Address
152 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623

Matt Huenerfauth

Director School of Information
School of Information
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
Director of iSchool

Education

MS, University of Delaware; MSc, University College Dublin (Ireland); Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Bio

Matt Huenerfauth is a Professor and the Director of the iSchool (School of Information) in the Golisano College of Computer and Information Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). His research focuses on the design of computing technology to benefit people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH) or who have low levels of written-language literacy, and his team of approximately 30 research students operates bilingually in English and American Sign Language (ASL), as part of the Center for Accessibility and Inclusion Research (CAIR).

Since 2007, Huenerfauth has secured over $5.1 million in external research funding, including a National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2008. He has authored over 90 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers, including at top conferences in the field of human-computer interaction and computing accessibility. Huenerfauth has won the Best Paper Award at the top research conference in the field of computer accessibility, the ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS) five times - more than any other individual in the history of the conference. He has previously served as the general chair (2012) and program chair (2016) for ASSETS.

In 2017, the Association for Computing Machinery recognized him as an ACM Distinguished Member for his contributions to the field of computing. In 2015 and 2018, he was elected Vice Chair of the ACM SIGACCESS special interest group on accessible computing for three-year terms. He served as editor-in-chief of the ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, the major journal in the field of computer accessibility for people with disabilities, for a maximum six-year term from 2013 to 2019, and he continues to serve as an associate editor for the journal.

In 2018, RIT awarded him the Trustees Scholarship Award, the university’s highest honor for a faculty member in recognition of research achievements. Huenerfauth has taught courses on human computer interaction, accessibility technology for people with disabilities, artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, and other topics in computing and linguistics. He received his Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006.


Areas of Expertise

Currently Teaching

ISTE-260
3 Credits
The user experience is an important design element in the development of interactive systems. This course presents the foundations of user-centered design principles within the context of human-computer interaction (HCI). Students will explore and practice HCI methods that span the development lifecycle from requirements analysis and creating the product/service vision through system prototyping and usability testing. Leading edge interface technologies are examined. Group-based exercises and design projects are required.

In the News

  • June 30, 2020

    Matt Huenerfauth.

    Matt Huenerfauth named director of iSchool in GCCIS

    Matt Huenerfauth, a professor and expert in computing accessibility research, has been named director of RIT’s iSchool (School of Information). Huenerfauth takes the helm Aug. 1 from Stephen Zilora, who is stepping down after eight years of leadership.

  • May 6, 2020

    student Peter Yeung.

    RIT graduate Peter Yeung found perfect fit within university’s deaf community

    Eight years ago, as a high school junior, Peter Yeung participated in NTID's Explore Your Future, a program that introduces deaf and hard-of-hearing high schoolers to career opportunities. Today, Yeung is an RIT/NTID graduate who has completed three degrees and has started his career as a user experience architect with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in Springfield, Va.

  • May 15, 2019

    Student wearing eye-tracking headset stands with another student holding laptop.

    RIT research helps artificial intelligence be more accurate, fair and inclusive

    RIT has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to help make artificial intelligence smarter and more inclusive. The grant creates the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site in Computational Sensing for Human-centered AI and will allow a total of 30 undergraduate students from across the country to spend 10 weeks at RIT.

Select Scholarship

Journal Paper
Kafle, Sushant and Matt Huenerfauth. "Predicting the Understandability of Imperfect English Captions for People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing." ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing 12. 2 (2019): 1-30. Print.
Berke, Larwan, Matt Huenerfauth, and Kasmira Patel. "Design and Psychometric Evaluation of American Sign Language Translations of Usability Questionnaires." ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing 12. 2 (2019): 1-43. Print.
Mhatre, Abhishek, Sedeeq Al-khazraji, and Matt Huenerfauth. "Evaluating Sign Language Animation through Models of Eye Movements." Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities 7. (2019): 54-63. Web.
Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy. "Editorial: A Message from the Outgoing Editors-in-Chief." ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing 12. 3 (2019): 1-2. Print.
Gohel, Jigar, Sedeeq Al-khazraji, and Matt Huenerfauth. "Modeling the Use of Space for Pointing in American Sign Language Animation." Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities 6. (2018): 95-102. Web.
Kacorri, Hernisa, et al. "Regression Analysis of Demographic and Technology-Experience Factors Influencing Acceptance of Sign Language Animation." ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing 10. 1 (2017): 1-33. Print.
Huenerfauth, Matt, et al. "Evaluation of Language Feedback Methods for Student Videos of American Sign Language." ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing 10. 1 (2017): 1-30. Print.
Rathbun, Kevin, et al. "Eye Movements of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Viewers of Automatic Captions." Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities 5. (2017): 130-140. Web.
Kafle, Sushant and Matt Huenerfauth. "Evaluating the Usability of Automatically Generated Captions for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing." Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. (2017): 165-174. Web.
Huenerfauth, Matt, Kasmira Patel, and Larwan Berke. "Design and Psychometric Evaluation of an American Sign Language Translation of the System Usability Scale." Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. (2017): 175-184. Web.
Berke, Larwan, Christopher Caulfield, and Matt Huenerfauth. "Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Perspectives on Imperfect Automatic Speech Recognition for Captioning One-on-One Meetings." Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. (2017): 155-164. Web.
Albusays, Khaled, Stephanie Ludi, and Matt Huenerfauth. "Interviews and Observation of Blind Software Developers at Work to Understand Code Navigation Challenges." Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. (2017): 91-100. Web.
Huenerfauth, Matt and Hernisa Kacorri. "Eyetracking Metrics Related to Subjective Assessments of ASL Animations." Journal on Technology and Persons with Disabilities 4. (2016): 69-78. Web.
Huenerfauth, Matt and Hernisa Kacorri. "Best Practices for Conducting Evaluations of Sign Language Animation." Journal on Technology & Persons with Disabilities 3. (2015): 20-32. Web.
Lu, Pengfei and Matt Huenerfauth. "Collecting and Evaluating the CUNY ASL Corpus for Research on American Sign Language Animation." Computer Speech & Language 28. 3 (2014): 812-831. Print.
Book Chapter
Kannekanti, Abhishek, Sedeeq Al-khazraji, and Matt Huenerfauth. "Design and Evaluation of a User-Interface for Authoring Sentences of American Sign Language Animation." Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Theory, Methods and Tools. HCII 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11572. Ed. M. Antona and C. Stephanidis. New York, NY: Springer, 2019. 258-267. Web.
Shah, Utsav, Matthew Seita, and Matt Huenerfauth. "Evaluation of User-Interface Designs for Educational Feedback Software for ASL Students." Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Theory, Methods and Tools. HCII 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11572. Ed. M. Antona and C. Stephanidis. New York, NY: Springer, 2019. 507-525. Web.
Hariharan, Dhananjai, Sedeeq Al-khazraji, and Matt Huenerfauth. "Evaluation of an English word look-up tool for web-browsing with sign language video for Deaf Readers." Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Ed. M. Antona and C. Stephanidis. Berlin, Germany: Springer, 2018. 205-215. Print.
Kacorri, Hernisa and Matt Huenerfauth. "Comparison of Finite-Repertoire and Data-Driven Facial Expressions for Sign Language Avatars." Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Access to Interaction Volume 9176 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Ed. Margherita Antona and Constantine Stephanidis. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2015. 393-403. Print.
Kacorri, Hernisa, Allen Harper, and Matt Huenerfauth. "Measuring the Perception of Facial Expressions in American Sign Language Animations with Eye Tracking." Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 8516. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2014. 549-559. Web.
Published Conference Proceedings
Bragg, Danielle, et al. "Sign Language Recognition, Generation, and Translation: An Interdisciplinary Perspective." Proceedings of the 21st International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '19). Ed. Jeffrey P. Bigham, Shiri Azenkot, and Shaun K. Kane. New York, NY: ACM, 2019. Print.
Kafle, Sushant, Peter Yeung, and Matt Huenerfauth. "Evaluating the Benefit of Highlighting Key Words in Captions for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing." Proceedings of the 21st International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '19). Ed. Jeffrey P. Bigham, Shiri Azenkot, and Shaun K. Kane. New York, NY: ACM, 2019. Print.
Alonzo, Oliver, Abraham Glasser, and Matt Huenerfauth. "Effect of Automatic Sign Recognition Performance on the Usability of Video-Based Search Interfaces for Sign Language Dictionaries." Proceedings of the 21st International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '19). Ed. Jeffrey P. Bigham, Shiri Azenkot, and Shaun K. Kane. New York, NY: ACM, 2019. Print.
Kafle, Sushant, Cecilia O. Alm, and Matt Huenerfauth. "Fusion Strategy for Prosodic and Lexical Representations of Word Importance." Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2019). Ed. N/A. Graz, Austria: ISCA, 2019. Print.
Kafle, Sushant, Cecilia O. Alm, and Matt Huenerfauth. "Modeling Acoustic-Prosodic Cues for Word Importance Prediction in Spoken Dialogues." Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 8th Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SLPAT'19). Collocated with the 2019 Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL'19). Ed. NA. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Association for Computational Linguistics, 2019. Print.
Berke, Larwan, et al. "Preferred Appearance of Captions Generated by Automatic Speech Recognition for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Viewers." Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 2019 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'19 Extended Abstracts). Ed. Stephen Brewster, et al. New York, NY: ACM, 2019. Print.
Kafle, Sushant, et al. "Artificial Intelligence Fairness in the Context of Accessibility Research on Intelligent Systems for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing." Proceedings of the ACM ASSETS 2019 Workshop on AI Fairness for People with Disabilities. Ed. NA. New York, NY: ACM, 2019. Web.
Dye, Matthew, Matt Huenerfauth, and Kim Kurz. "Sign Language Avatars Activate Phonological and Semantic Representations: Evidence from Working Memory and Priming Paradigms." Proceedings of the 13th Conference on Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR 13). Ed. NA. Hamburg, Germany: n.p., 2019. Web.
Al-khazraji, Sedeeq, et al. "Modeling the Speed and Timing of American Sign Language to Generate Realistic Animations." Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '18), Galway, Ireland, October 2018. Ed. David Flatla, Joanna McGrenere. New York, NY: ACM, 2018. Web.
Seita, Matthew, et al. "Behavioral Changes in Speakers who are Automatically Captioned in Meetings with Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Peers." Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '18), Galway, Ireland, October 2018. Ed. David Flatla, Joanna McGrenere. New York, NY: ACM, 2018. Web.
Ye, Yuancheng, et al. "Recognizing American Sign Language Gestures from within Continuous Videos." Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 8th IEEE International Workshop on Analysis and Modeling of Faces and Gestures (AMFG), The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Workshops. Ed. N/A. New York, NY: IEEE, 2018. Web.
Berke, Larwan, Sushant Kafle, and Matt Huenerfauth. "Methods for Evaluation of Imperfect Captioning Tools by Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Users at Different Reading Literacy Levels." Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'18). Ed. N/A. New York, NY: ACM, 2018. Web.
Ludi, Stephanie, et al. "Teaching Inclusive Thinking to Undergraduate Students in Computing Programs." Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 2018 ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE'18). Ed. N/A. New York, NY: ACM, 2018. Web.
Kafle, Sushant and Matt Huenerfauth. "A Corpus for Modeling Word Importance in Spoken Dialogue Transcripts." Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018), Miyazaki, Japan. Ed. N/A. Paris, France: ELRA, 2018. Web.
Al-khazraji, Sedeeq, Sushant Kafle, and Matt Huenerfauth. "Modeling and Predicting the Location of Pauses for the Generation of Animations of American Sign Language." Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 8th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Involving the Language Community, The 11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018), Miyazaki, Japan. Ed. N/A. Paris, France: ELRA, 2018. Web.
Kacorri, Hernisa and Matt Huenerfauth. "Continuous Profile Models in ASL Syntactic Facial Expression Synthesis." Proceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. Ed. Katrin Erk and Noah Smith. Stroudsburg, PA: Association for Computational Linguistics, 2016. Print.
Elliot, Lisa, et al. "Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals’ Perceptions of Communication with Hearing Colleagues in Small Groups." Proceedings of the 18th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '16). Ed. Jinjuan Heidi Feng and Matt Huenerfauth. New York, NY: ACM, 2016. Print.
Zhang, Chenyang, Yingli Tian, and Matt Huenerfauth. "Multi-Modality American Sign Language Recognition." Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2016). Ed. Fernando Pereira and Guarav Sharma. New York, NY: IEEE, 2016. Print.
Dilsizian, Mark, et al. "The Importance of 3D Motion Trajectories for Computer-based Sign Recognition." Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Corpus Mining, The 10th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016). Ed. Eleni Efthimiou, et al. Paris, France: ELRA, 2016. Print.
Kacorri, Hernisa, et al. "Centroid-Based Exemplar Selection of ASL Non-Manual Expressions using Multidimensional Dynamic Time Warping and MPEG4 Features." Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Corpus Mining, The 10th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016). Ed. Eleni Efthimiou, et al. Paris, France: ELRA, 2016. Print.
Kacorri, Hernisa and Matt Huenerfauth. "Selecting Exemplar Recordings of American Sign Language Non-Manual Expressions for Animation Synthesis Based on Manual Sign Timing." Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies, INTERSPEECH 2016. Ed. Heidi Christensen, et al. Grenoble, France: ISCA, 2016. Web.
Kafle, Sushant and Matt Huenerfauth. "Effect of Speech Recognition Errors on Text Understandability for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing." Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies, INTERSPEECH 2016. Ed. Heidi Christensen, et al. Grenoble, France: ISCA, 2016. Web.
Huenerfauth, Matt and Hernisa Kacorri. "Augmenting EMBR Virtual Human Animation System with MPEG-4 Controls for Producing ASL Facial Expressions." Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Sign Language Translation and Avatar Technology (SLTAT), Paris, France, April 9-10, 2015. Ed. Michael Filhol. Paris, France: n.p., 2015. Web.
Ebling, Sarah and Huenerfauth, Matt. "Bridging the gap between sign language machine translation and sign language animation using sequence classification." Proceedings of the SLPAT 2015: 6th Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies, Dresden, Germany, September 11, 2015. Ed. Jan Alexandersson, et al. Stroudsburg, PA: Association for Computational Linguistics, 2015. Web.
Kacorri, Hernisa and Matt Huenerfauth. "Evaluating a Dynamic TimeWarping Based Scoring Algorithm for Facial Expressions in ASL Animations." Proceedings of the SLPAT 2015: 6th Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies, Dresden, Germany, September 11, 2015. Ed. Jan Alexandersson, et al. Stroudsburg, PA: Association for Computational Linguistics, 2015. Web.
Huenerfauth, Matt, Lu, Pengfei, and Kacorri, Hernisa. "Synthesizing and Evaluating Animations of American Sign Language Verbs Modeled from Motion-Capture Data." Proceedings of the SLPAT 2015: 6th Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies, Dresden, Germany, September 11, 2015. Ed. Jan Alexandersson, et al. Stroudsburg, PA: Association for Computational Linguistics, 2015. Web.
Huenerfauth, Matt, et al. "Comparing Methods of Displaying Language Feedback for Student Videos of American Sign Language." Proceedings of the 17th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers & Accessibility (ASSETS '15), Lisbon, Portugal, October 2015. Ed. Yeliz Yesilada and Jeffrey P. Bigham. New York, NY: ACM, 2015. Print.
Kacorri, Hernisa, et al. "Demographic and Experiential Factors Influencing Acceptance of Sign Language Animation by Deaf Users." Proceedings of the 17th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers & Accessibility (ASSETS '15), Lisbon, Portugal, October 2015. Ed. Yeliz Yesilada and Jeffrey P. Bigham. New York, NY: ACM, 2015. Print.
Huenerfauth, Matt, et al. "Designing Tools to Facilitate Students Learning American Sign Language." Proceedings of the Effective Access Technologies Conference, Rochester, New York, USA. November 10, 2015. Ed. Dan Phillips. Rochester, NY: n.p., 2015. Web.
Kacorri, Hernisa, et al. "Measuring Participant Characteristics that Relate to Sign Language Technology Acceptance." Proceedings of the Effective Access Technologies Conference, Rochester, New York, USA. November 10, 2015. Ed. Dan Phillips. Rochester, NY: n.p., 2015. Web.
Kacorri, Hernisa and Matt Huenerfauth. "Implementation and Evaluation of Animation Controls Sufficient for Conveying ASL Facial Expressions." Proceedings of the 16th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS'14). Ed. Sri Kurniawan and John Richards. New York, NY: ACM Press, 2014. Web.
Huenerfauth, Matt. "Learning to Generate Understandable Animations of American Sign Language." Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Effective Access Technologies Conference. Ed. RIT. Rochester, NY: n.p., 2014. Web.
Huenerfauth, Matt and Hernisa Kacorri. "Release of Experimental Stimuli and Questions for Evaluating Facial Expressions in Animations of American Sign Language." Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Beyond the Manual Channel, The 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2014), May 31, 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland. Ed. Nicoletta Calzolari et al. Paris, France: European Language Resources Association, 2014. Web.
Journal Editor
Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy, ed. Special Issue on ASSETS’17 (Part 2). ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS) Journal, Volume 12, Issue 3 (September 2019). New York: NY, 2019. Print.
Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy, ed. Special Issue on ASSETS'17 and Regular Papers. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS) journal, Volume 12, Issue 2 (July 2019). New York: NY, 2019. Print.
Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy, ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS) journal, Volume 12, Issue 1 (February 2019). New York: NY, 2019. Print.
Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy, ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS) journal, Volume 11, Issue 4 (November 2018). New York: ACM, 2018. Print.
Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy, ed. Special Issue on Fabrication Technologies and Do-It-Yourself Accessibility and Regular Papers, ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS) journal, Volume 11, Issue 3 (October 2018). New York: ACM, 2018. Print.
Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy, ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS) journal, Volume 11, Issue 2 (June 2018). New York: ACM, 2018. Print.
Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy, ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS) journal, Volume 11, Issue 1 (April 2018). New York: ACM, 2018. Print.
Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy, ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS) journal, Volume 10, Issue 4. New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2017. Print.
Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy, ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS) journal, Volume 10, Issue 3. New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2017. Print.
Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy, ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS) journal, Volume 10, Issue 2. New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2017. Print.
Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy, ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS) journal, Volume 10, Issue 1. New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2017. Print.
Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy, ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS) journal, Volume 9, Issue 4. New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2017. Print.
Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy, ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS) journal, Volume 9, Issue 3. New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2017. Print.
Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy, ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS) journal, Volume 9, Issue 2. New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2017. Print.
Feng, Jinjuan Heidi and Matt Huenerfauth, ed. Proceedings of the 18th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2016. Print.
Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy, ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, Volume 8, Number 1. New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2016. Print.
Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy, ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, Volume 8, Number 2. New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2016. Print.
Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy, ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, Volume 8, Number 3. New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2016. Print.
Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy, ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, Volume 8, Number 4. New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2016. Print.
Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy, ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, Volume 9, Number 1. New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2016. Print.
Huenerfauth, Matt and McCoy, Kathleen F., ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, Volume 6, Issue 1. New York, NY: ACM, 2015. Print.
Huenerfauth, Matt and McCoy, Kathleen F., ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, Volume 6, Issue 2. New York, NY: ACM, 2015. Print.
Huenerfauth, Matt and McCoy, Kathleen F., ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, Volume 6, Issue 3. New York, NY: ACM, 2015. Print.
Huenerfauth, Matt and McCoy, Kathleen F., ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, Volume 6, Issue 4. New York, NY: ACM, 2015. Print.
Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy, ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, Volume 7, Issue 1. New York, NY: ACM, 2015. Print.
Huenerfauth, Matt and McCoy, Kathleen F., ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, Volume 7, Issue 2. New York, NY: ACM, 2015. Print.
Huenerfauth, Matt and McCoy, Kathleen F., ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, Volume 7, Issue 3. New York, NY: ACM, 2015. Print.
McCoy, Matt Huenerfauth, Kathleen F., ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, Volume 7, Issue 4. New York, NY: ACM, 2015. Print.
Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy, ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, Volume 5, Issue 3. New York, NY: ACM, 2014. Print.
Huenerfauth, Matt and Kathleen F. McCoy, ed. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, Volume 5, Issue 4. New York, NY: ACM, 2014. Print.
Peer Reviewed/Juried Poster Presentation
Jaggumantri, Spandana, et al. "Designing an Interface to Support the Creation of Animations of Individual ASL Signs." Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Sign Language Translation and Avatar Technology. Satellite workshop of the 13th conference of Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR13). Ed. NA. Hamburg, Germany: n.p..
Alonzo, Oliver, et al. "Adapting Reading-Assistance and Automatic Text-Simplification Tools to Assist Self-Directed Learning by Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Computing Workers." Proceedings of the National Science Foundation CyberLearning 2019 Conference. Ed. NA. Washington, DC: n.p..
Bochner, Joseph, et al. "Categorical Perception in Cochlear Implant Users with Early-Onset Profound Deafness." Proceedings of the 31st American Psychological Society Annual Convention (APS'19). Ed. NA. Washington, DC: n.p..
Glasser, Abraham, Vaishnavi Mande, and Matt Huenerfauth. "Dataset of American Sign Language Personal-Assistant Interactions for Model Training." Proceedings of the RIT Graduate Education Week Showcase. Ed. NA. Rochester, NY: n.p..
Albusays, Khaled, Stephanie Ludi, and Matt Huenerfauth. "Evaluating the Use of Audio-based Feedback to Convey the Hierarchical Nesting Structure of Code to Assist Non-Visual Users." Proceedings of the RIT Graduate Education Week Showcase. Ed. NA. Rochester, NY: n.p..
Alonzo, Oliver, et al. "Adapting Automatic Text-Simplification Tools to Provide Reading Assistance for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in Computing." Proceedings of the RIT Graduate Education Week Showcase. Ed. NA. Rochester, NY: n.p..
Conn, Paula, et al. "Evaluating the Long-Term Impact of Accessibility Educational Interventions among Computing Undergraduates." Proceedings of the RIT Graduate Education Week Showcase. Ed. NA. Rochester, NY: n.p..
Al-khazraji, Sedeeq and Matt Huenerfauth. "Building Predictive Models for Modeling Speed and Timing of American Sign Language to Generate Realistic Animations." Proceedings of the RIT Graduate Education Week Showcase. Ed. NA. Rochester, NY: n.p..
Kafle, Sushant, et al. "Evaluating the Benefit of Highlighting Key Words in Captions for People who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing." Proceedings of the RIT Graduate Education Week Showcase. Ed. NA. Rochester, NY: n.p..
Palan, Nidhi Rajendra, et al. "Teaching Inclusive Thinking in Undergraduate Computing." Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. Ed. A. Hurst, L. Findlater, M. Morris. New York, NY: ACM.
Berke, Larwan and Matt Huenerfauth. "Displaying Confidence from Imperfect Automatic Speech Recognition for Captioning." Proceedings of the Effective Access Technologies Conference. Ed. D. Phillips. Rochester, NY: RIT.
Al-khazraji, Sedeeq and Matt Huenerfauth. "Modeling the Speed and Timing of American Sign Language to Generate Animations." Proceedings of the Effective Access Technologies Conference. Ed. D. Phillips. Rochester, NY: RIT.
Albusays, Khaled, Matt Huenerfauth, and Stephanie Ludi. "Towards a Better Understanding of Code Navigation Challenges Faced by Developers with Visual Impairments: Requirements Elicitation Study." Proceedings of the Effective Access Technologies Conference. Ed. D. Phillips. Rochester, NY: RIT.
Kafle, Sushant and Matt Huenerfauth. "Effect of Speech Recognition Errors on Text Understandability for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing." Proceedings of the Effective Access Technologies Conference. Ed. D. Phillips. Rochester, NY: RIT.
Berke, Larwan, et al. "Creating a Training Dataset for an Automatic Educational Feedback System for American Sign Language Students." Proceedings of the Effective Access Technologies Conference. Ed. D. Phillips. Rochester, NY: RIT.
Kacorri, Hernisa and Matt Huenerfauth. "Continuous Profile Models in ASL Syntactic Facial Expression Synthesis." Proceedings of the 11th Annual Machine Learning Symposium, New York Academy of Sciences, New York, NY, USA. Ed. M. Mohri et al. New York, NY: New York Academy of Sciences.
Invited Article/Publication
Kafle, Sushant and Matt Huenerfauth. "Usability Evaluation of Captions for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing." SIGACCESS Accessible Computing, 122, Article 1 (October 2018). (2019). Web.
National/International Competition Award Winner
Huenerfauth, Matt. Association for Computing Machinery. Best Paper Award, The 21st International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS’19). Pittsburgh, PA, 2019.
Huenerfauth, Matt. HCI International. Best Paper Award, The 13th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction (UAHCI’19). Orlando, FL, 2019.
Huenerfauth, Matt. The 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS’18). Best Paper Award. Galway, Ireland, 2018.
Huenerfauth, Matt. ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’18). Best Paper Honorable Mention. Montreal, Quebec, 2018.
Huenerfauth, Matt. Rochester Institute of Technology. Trustees Scholarship Award. Rochester, NY, 2018.
Huenerfauth, Matt. B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences (GCCIS). GCCIS Outstanding Scholar Award. Rochester, NY, 2018.
Huenerfauth, Matt. ACM Association for Computing Machinery. Distinguished Member. New York, NY, 2017.
Kafle, Sushant and Matt Huenerfauth. The 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS\'17). SIGACCESS Best Paper Award. Baltimore, MD, 2017.
Huenerfauth, Matt, Kasmira Patel, and Larwan Berke. The 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS\'17). SIGACCESS Best Paper Award Nominee. Baltimore, MD, 2017.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Huenerfauth, Matt. "Human-Centered AI to Benefit People who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.”." Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site in Computational Sensing for Human-Centered AI. Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY. 5 Jun. 2019. Address.
Huenerfauth, Matt. "Creating Useful Applications with Imperfect Sign Language Recognition Technologies." Automatic Recognition and Analysis of American Sign Language Workshop, Center for Gesture Sign and Language. University of Chicago. Chicago, IL. 15 May 2019. Address.
Huenerfauth, Matt. "Panel: Privacy, Ethics & People with Disabilities in the Age of AI." CSUN Assistive Technology Conference. California State University Northridge. Anaheim, CA. 14 Mar. 2019. Address.
Huenerfauth, Matt. "Learning from Human Movements to Create Accurate Sign Language Animations." Microsoft AI for Accessibility Sign Language Recognition & Translation Workshop. Microsoft. Redmond, WA. 25 Feb. 2019. Address.
Berke, Larwan, et al. "Making the Best of Imperfect Automatic Speech Recognition for Captioning One-on-One Meetings." NTID Scholarship Symposium. National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Rochester, NY. 12 Jan. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Elliot, Lisa, et al. "Communication Strategies in the Workplace Survey." NTID Scholarship Symposium. National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Rochester, NY. 12 Jan. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Stinson, Michael, et al. "Field Study of Using Automatic Speech Recognition to Facilitate Communication between Deaf Students and Hearing Customers." NTID Scholarship Symposium. National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Rochester, NY. 12 Jan. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Huenerfauth, Matt. "Linguistic and Assistive Technologies for People with are Deaf and Hard of Hearing." Hot Topics Speaker Series. RIT-RISE Scientists in Training Program for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Undergraduates at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY. 19 Sep. 2017. Lecture.
Huenerfauth, Matt. "Linguistic and Assistive Technologies for People with are Deaf and Hard of Hearing." GCCIS Research Showcase. Thomas B. Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY. 28 Apr. 2017. Keynote Speech.
Huenerfauth, Matt. "Learning from Human Movements to Create Accurate Sign Language Animations." Move 78 Seminar on Artificial Intelligence. Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY. 27 Mar. 2017. Guest Lecture.
Kafle, Sushant and Matt Huenerfauth. "Modeling the Effect of Speech Recognition Errors on Text Understandability for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing." Move 78 Retreat on Artificial Intelligence. Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY. 17 Feb. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Berke, Larwan, et al. "Creating a Training Dataset for an Automatic Educational Feedback System for American Sign Language Students." Move 78 Retreat on Artificial Intelligence. Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY. 17 Feb. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Al-khazraji, Sedeeq and Matt Huenerfauth. "Modeling the Speed and Timing of American Sign Language to Generate Animations." Move 78 Retreat on Artificial Intelligence. Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY. 17 Feb. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Huenerfauth, Matt. "Accessibility in U.S. Computing Degrees." White House Disability Inclusive Technology Summit. American Association of People with Disabilities (AADP) and the White House Office of Public Engagement. Washington, DC. 7 Nov. 2016. Address.
Huenerfauth, Matt and Raja Kushalnagar. "Accessible Computing Research for Users who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing." University of Washington Computer Science and Engineering and Microsoft Research Summer Institute. Microsoft Research and University of Washington. Seattle, WA. 5 Jul. 2016. Address.
Ludi, Stephanie, Vicki Hanson, and Matt Huenerfauth. "Ethical Inclusion of People with Disabilities through Undergraduate Computing Education." Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM Principal Investigator Meeting. National Science Foundation. Arlington, VA. 15 Sep. 2016. Conference Presentation.
Huenerfauth, Matt. "Accessibility in Academia: What’s Happening? How Can we Change?" TeachAccess Kickstart Workshop. Yahoo!. Sunnyvale, CA. 20 Apr. 2016. Address.
Huenerfauth, Matt. "Comparing Methods of Providing Feedback for Student Videos of American Sign Language." Language Science Research Mixer. Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY. 4 Nov. 2015. Lecture.
Huenerfauth, Matt. "Learning to Generate Understandable Animations of American Sign Language." Center for Imaging Science Seminar. Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY. 9 Sep. 2015. Lecture.
Huenerfauth, Matt. "Learning to Generate Understandable Animations of American Sign Language." Seminar, Ph.D. Program in Computing and Information Sciences. Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY. 8 May 2015. Lecture.
Huenerfauth, Matt. "Learning to Generate Understandable Animations of American Sign Language." Seminar, Office of the Associate Dean for Research. National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY. 16 Apr. 2015. Lecture.
Huenerfauth, Matt. "Conducting Experiments with People Who are Deaf to Evaluate ASL Technologies." Seminar, SIGCHI Chapter at RIT. Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, NY. 22 Apr. 2015. Lecture.
External Scholarly Fellowships/National Review Committee
9/1/2019 -8/31/2022
     Microsoft Artificial Intelligence for Accessibility (AI4A) grant program
     Amount: 241104
4/1/2019 -3/31/2020
     Microsoft Artificial Intelligence for Accessibility (AI4A) grant program
     Amount: 15000
10/1/2018 - 9/30/2023
     Department of Health and Human Services - Administration for Community Living - National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) - Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) program
     Amount: $599,881
8/1/2018 - 7/31/2021
     National Science Foundation, Cyberlearning for Work at the Human-Technology Frontier Program
     Amount: $391,868
7/1/2018 - 6/30/2021
     National Science Foundation, CISE Directorate, IIS Division, Cyber-Human Systems (CHS) Program
     Amount: $209,096
7/1/2018 - 6/30/2021
     National Science Foundation
     Amount: $343,975
1/1/2016 - 12/31/2019
     National Science Foundation
     Amount: $449,987
9/1/2018 - 8/31/2023
     National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF-GRF)
     Amount: $138,000
2/1/2017 - 2/1/2018
     Google Faculty Research Awards Program
     Amount: $56,902
7/1/2017 - 7/1/2018
     Hearing Health Foundation
     Amount: $23,616
9/1/2017 - 8/31/2020
     National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF-GRF)
     Amount: $138,000
6/1/2016 - 5/31/2017
     NSF AdvanceRIT Connect Grants Program
     Amount: 4620
9/1/2014 - 8/31/2018
     National Science Foundation
     Amount: 537997
12/1/2015 - 12/31/2019
     National Science Foundation
     Amount: 449987
8/20/2014 - 6/30/2016
     National Science Foundation
     Amount: 59964
Invited Paper
Feng, Jinjuan Heidi and Matt Huenerfauth. "Overview of the ASSETS 2016 conference." SIGACCESS Accessibility and Computing. (2017). Web.