About ME

Hello! My name is De'Aira Bryant and I am a fourth-year Computer Science Ph.D. student at the Georgia Institute of Technology. My research areas include Human-Robot Interaction, Healthcare Robotics, and Artificial Intelligence. Before attending Georgia Tech, I graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science (focus in Scientific Computing) and a minor in Mathematics. I am a recipient of both the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, the GEM National Consortium Fellowship, and the SLOAN MPhD Fellowship.

Currently at Georgia Tech, I am working with Dr. Ayanna Howard in the HumAnS lab as a graduate researcher. In the past, I have worked as an undergraduate reseach assistant in the Assistive Robotics and Technology Lab, a teaching assistant for Algorithmic Design and AI Ethics, a program advisor for Clemson's Emerging Scholars program, a design research intern for Adobe, and a research scientist intern for Amazon Web Services. These expereinces have molded me into the student and researcher that I am today.

As I continue on my pursuit of education and achievement, it is my desire to contribute to projects that use technology to increase the quality of human life. Technology is an ever-changing entity that has drastically impacted the history of the world. As new strides are made in the field, it is important to study how effective, useful, operable, and transferable these technologies are in society. When these relationships are considered and evaluated thoroughly, better technology is created that make way for even greater scientific discovery.