Kiley Sobel, PhD

Research Scientist

Kiley Sobel is a Research Scientist at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, where she uses her background in human-computer interaction, human-centered design, child development, disability studies, and the learning sciences to focus on the responsible, inclusive, and equitable design of emerging technologies and new media for children. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles at top conferences, namely the ACM CHI Conference, and authored Cooney Center reports, such as Immersive media and child development and Learning across boundaries: How libraries are bridging children’s interests. Kiley also holds an Affiliate Assistant Professor position at the University of Washington’s Information School. Prior to the Cooney Center, Kiley completed her PhD in Human Centered Design & Engineering at the UW as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. While earning her doctorate, she conducted research at Microsoft Research in both Redmond, Washington and Bangalore, India. She holds a BS in Human-Computer Interaction from Harvey Mudd College.