Simone A Smarr

PhD Student

Human-Centered Computing
University of Florida

Who Am I ?

I am a first year Human-Centered Computing PhD Student at the University of Florida. I currently work as a research assistant in the Human-Experience Research (HXR) Lab under the direction of Dr. Juan Gilbert. My interest are: CS education, learning technology and culturally relevant computing.


Simone Smarr

In May of 2016 I graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science. During my matriculation through Spelman, I particpated in research experiences, internships, community service projects and leardership roles. One of my most rewarding experiences was being a member of the SpelBots robotics team and later serving as captain. Through this experience I realized my passion for helping others and diversifying computing. While gaining a strong Computer Science foundation I began to gain interest in user applications. Specifically how I can use applications to teach Computer Science. I am interested in bridging computing and culture by conducting culturally relevant research.

I am passionate about helping others, especially through mentoring. Being able help someone else is what continues to drive my work.

My Work

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iOS Web Development

Decimal to Roman Numerals app Greetings App Lottery Pick App


University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

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