Emily Gleaton

Graduate Student

As an Engineering Psychology Ph.D. student, I hope to take what we know about human cognition and use it to optimize technology for human use. My current research focuses on the factors that lead to the disuse of smart technology. While my research broadly applies to everyone, the majority of my focus is on older adults and older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). I hope that my research can be applied to produce explainable smart technologies that empower users while simultaneously fostering the creation of educational resources for users to help them master use of their technology.


  • B.S. Clemson University (2019)
  • M.S. Georgia Institute of Technology (2023)

Research Interests

  • Human Factors
  • User Experience
  • Technology Disuse
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Ethical AI
  • Perception and Psychophysics
  • S.T.E.A.M Education

Selected Presentations/Publications