Hello! My name is Haley MacLeod and I’m really excited about health technologies.

I'm a PhD student in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University working with Kay Connelly and Katie Siek in the ProHealth group. My dissertation research is on the potential role of technology in the lives of people with rare diseases. During my PhD, I've completed internships at PARC and at Microsoft Research.

I have a Master of Science in Human Computer Interaction (Health Emphasis) from Indiana University. I also have a Bachelor of Commerce with a minor in Computer Science from the University of Calgary in Alberta. While at the University of Calgary, I was a research assistant in the Interactions Lab, working with Dr. Tony Tang in the RICELab group.

I work with the Graduate Informatics Student Association (GISA) in my role as Institutional Voice Chair and with the Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) as the representative for the Informatics department.

InWIC 2016
Microsoft Research Internship 2016
CHASE 2016
Pervasive Health 2016
CHI 2016 Case Study
CHI 2016 Doctoral Consortium
CHI 2016 Doctoral Consortium
CHI 2016 Student Volunteers
CEWIT Poster Session 2016
GISA UnPoster Session 2016
GISA UnPoster Session 2016
ANT+ Symposium 2015 Keynote
ANT+ Symposium 2015 Panel
ANT+ Symposium 2015 Panel
PARC Internship 2015
CHI 2015
CHI 2015 Student Volunteers

  • Dec 2016 - Our paper, Understanding Blind People’s Experiences with Computer-Generated Captions of Social Media Images was accepted to CHI 2017.
  • Dec 2016 - Our paper, “Be Grateful You Don’t Have a Real Disease”: Understanding Rare Disease Relationships was accepted to CHI 2017.
  • Dec 2016 - Our paper, Investigating the Suitability of the Asynchronous, Remote, Community-based Method for Pregnant and New Mothers was accepted to CHI 2017.
  • Dec 2016 - I was elected as the Benefits Officer for the Graduate & Proffesional Student Government (GPSG).
  • Nov 2016 - I passed my qualifying examinations.
  • Nov 2016 - I received a GPSG Travel Award.
  • May 2016 - I received an NSF Student Travel Award to attend IEEE CHASE 2016.
  • Apr 2016 - I received the 2015-2016 Associate Instructor of the Year Award.
  • Apr 2016 - I have accepted an internship at Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington for Summer 2016.
  • Mar 2016 - I received an IUB Provost’s Travel Award for Women in Science.
  • Mar 2016 - Our paper, Identifying Rare Diseases from Behavioural Data: A Machine Learning Approach, was accepted to CHASE 2016.
  • Mar 2016 - Our paper, Asynchronous Remote Communities (ARC) for Researching Distributed Populations, was accepted to Pervasive Health 2016.