Her research interests are in the intersection of mobile and pervasive computing and healthcare. In particular, she is interested in issues that influence user acceptance of health technologies, such as privacy, integration into one's lifestyle, convenience, and utility.

Dr. Connelly’s research focuses on pervasive and mobile computing technologies to empower both the ill and the healthy to manage and improve their own health and make healthy choices. Technologies of interest include smart homes, novel displays of everyday information, wearable devices and mobile applications. Dr. Connelly has a particular interest in helping low socio-economic status populations and how to ensure technology meets their needs.

Research Areas:

  • Human Computer Interaction and Design
  • Health@Luddy - Crosscutting
  • Proactive Health
  • HCI@Luddy - Crosscutting
  • Proactive Health Informatics
Computer Science
PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Computer Science, 2003
MS, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Computer Science, 1999
BS, Indiana University Bloomington, Computer Science, 1995
BA, Indiana University Bloomington, Mathematics, 1995