Cynthia Kuo is an associate professor of the practice with Carnegie Mellon University’s Information Networking Institute. Based out of CMU Silicon Valley, Kuo brings industry experience as a startup founder, product lead, and user experience researcher. She uses sensors to invent new, impactful technologies.
Kuo co-founded Vibrado to create truly smart apparel. Vibrado brought the best skill development coaches to athletes, with real-time motion capture and instant verbal feedback. During the 2015-2016 season, University of Maryland basketball players who practiced with Vibrado's smart sleeve saw a 12% average in-game increase in their free throws (vs. 4% without). Vibrado has been featured in media outlets such as CNN, CNET, and CBS Sports.
Kuo designed the first version of Google Safe Browsing, which officially launched in 2007 as the first major phishing (web forgery) warning. Today, Safe Browsing protects billions of devices each week as part of Chrome, Safari, and Firefox.
2008 Ph.D., Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
2006 M.S., Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
2000 B.S., Symbolic Systems, Stanford University