About Me


I am an Assistant Professor in the Human-Centered Computing Department in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).  My research is in the areas of Human-Computer Interaction, Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing, Accessibility, and Health Informatics. I work with users to design and build persuasive and personalized systems that assist in accessing, navigating and understanding health-related information and navigating the computing devices independently.

I completed my Postdoctoral Training with Amy Hurst in the Department of Information Systems at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science with a focus in HCI from Clemson University in 2014 under the advisement of Juan E. Gilbert. I received an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Alabama, Birmingham and a B.S. in Computer Science with an emphasis in Mathematics from Tougaloo College.


Milka Trajkova and Aqueasha Martin-Hammond. “Alexa is a Toy”: Exploring Older Adults’ Reasons for Using, Limiting, and Abandoning Echo”. In Proceedings of the 2020 annual conferences on Human factors in computing systems (CHI ’20). ACM, New York, NY, USA. Acceptance Rate: 24.31% ( To appear in April 2020)

Sanders, Jamie, Tanjala S. Purnell, Jeanne Charleston, Ina Glenn-Smith, and Aqueasha Martin-Hammond. “A Circle of Friends: Persuasive Tools to Improve Heart Health.” In Companion of the 2020 ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work, 107–110. GROUP ’20. Sanibel Island, Florida, USA: Association for Computing Machinery, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1145/3323994.3369885.

Martin-Hammond, Aqueasha , Sravani Vemireddy, and Kartik Rao. “Exploring Older Adults’ Beliefs About the Use of Intelligent Assistants for Consumer Health Information Management: A Participatory Design Study.” JMIR Aging 2, no. 2 (December 11, 2019). https://doi.org/10.2196/15381.

Martin-Hammond, Aqueasha, Sravani Vemireddy, and Kartik Rao. “Engaging Older Adults in the Participatory Design of Intelligent Health Search Tools.” In Proceedings of the 12th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, 280–284. PervasiveHealth ’18. New York, NY, USA: ACM, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1145/3240925.3240972.

Sanders, J. and Martin-Hammond, A. (2019). Exploring Autonomy in the Design of an Intelligent Health Assistant for Older Adults.  To Appear In the Companion Proceedings of ACM Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI) 2019.