Dr. Gregory D. Abowd, the 2017 Autism Achievement Award Recipient
The Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) is proud to announce Gregory D. Abowd, DPhil as the 2017 recipient of the Autism Achievement Award.
Dr. Abowd, the third recipient of the award, is a Regent’s Professor and the J.Z. Liang Chair in the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Dr. Abowd is particularly known for his work in ubiquitous computing, where he has made contributions in the areas of automated capture and access, context-aware computing, and smart home technologies. His research primarily has an applications focus, where he has worked to develop systems for health care, education, the home, and individuals with autism.
As a father of three children, two of whom are on the autism spectrum, he has a personal motivation towards research in autism and technology. In 2008, he founded the Atlanta Autism Consortium (AAC), a non-profit dedicated to enhancing communication and understanding across the varied stakeholder communities connected to autism. He serves as the President and Chairman of the Board for AAC.