Julie A. Kientz (pronounced like "Keentz") is an Assistant Professor in the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering and The Information School and Adjunct Assistant Professor in Computer Science & Engineering. She is also director of the Computing for Healthy Living and Learning Lab and is active in the dub Group alliance. Her research interests are in the areas of Human-Computer Interaction, Ubiquitous Computing, and Health Informatics. In particular, she is interested in determining how novel computing applications can address important issues in health and education and evaluating those applications through long-term real world deployment studies using a balance of qualitative and quantitative methods. Her most recent research involves the design and evaluation of computing technologies to support parents tracking the developmental progress and health of their newborn children, individuals with sleep disorders, and families with children with autism. Dr. Kientz received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2008, under the advisement of Gregory Abowd, and her B.S. in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of Toledo in 2002.