Ph.D. Student

Department of Computer Science

I am a third year PhD Student. My advisor is Dr. Leah Findlater from the iSchool. I am also a part of the Human-Computer-Interaction Lab and the Inclusive Design Lab .

I am interested in exploring and building wearable technology for people with mobility impairments to track health and fitness related activities. I work closely with people who use walkers, wheelchairs (manual and power) and canes as well as therapists who work with this group.


Google Scholar Profile


Toward Accessible Health and Fitness Tracking for People with Mobility Impairments
Meethu Malu, Leah Findlater
Proceedings of Pervasive Health 2016 [Acceptance Rate: ]

Personalized, wearable control of a head-mounted display for users with upper body motor impairments
Meethu Malu, Leah Findlater
Proceedings of CHI 2015 [Acceptance Rate: ]

Understanding childdefined gestures and children's mental models for touchscreen tabletop interaction
Karen Rust, Meethu Malu, Lisa Anthony, Leah Findlater
Proceedings of IDC 2014 [Acceptance Rate: ]

Interactive and live performance design with children
Karen Rust, Elizabeth Foss, Elizabeth Bonsignore, Brenna McNally, Chelsea Hordatt, Meethu Malu, Bie Mei, Hubert Kofi Gumbs
Proceedings of IDC 2014 [Acceptance Rate: ]

Current and future mobile and wearable device use by people with visual impairments
Hanlu Ye, Meethu Malu, Uran Oh, Leah Findlater
Proceedings of CHI 2014 [Acceptance Rate: ]


OK Glass? A Preliminary Exploration of Google Glass for Persons with Upper Body Motor Impairments
Meethu Malu, Leah Findlater
Proceedings of ASSETS 2014 [Acceptance Rate: ]

Encouraging personal storytelling by example
Meethu Malu, Nikunj Jethi, Dan Cosley
Proceedings of iConference 2012 [Acceptance Rate: ]


CHI 2039: speculative research visions
Eric PS Baumer, June Ahn, Mei Bie, Elizabeth M Bonsignore ... Meethu Malu ... Bill Tomlinson, Jason Yip
Extended Abstracts CHI 2014 [Acceptance Rate: ]


PopCore: A system for Network-Centric Recommendations
Amit Sharma, Meethu Malu, Dan Cosley
Recommender Systems and the Social Web Workshop, ACM RecSys 2011 [Acceptance Rate: ]


Coming up soon!


Campus Address:
Human-Computer Interaction Lab
2117 Hornbake Building, South Wing
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742