Tracy Hammond is director of the Sketch Recognition Lab and associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University. She is an international leader in activity recognition (focusing on eye, body and sketch motions), haptics, intelligent fabrics, smartphone development, and computer human interaction research. Hammond’s publications on the subjects are widely cited and have more than1,400 citations. She has co-authored three books, has a contract for a single-authored textbook with Cambridge University Press, authored nine journal articles and 22 journal-equivalent peer-reviewed conference articles. Her research has been funded by NSF, DARPA, Google, Microsoft and many others, and totals more than$3.6 million in peer-reviewed funding. Prior to joining Texas A&M, Hammond taught for five years at Columbia University and was a telecom analyst for four years at Goldman Sachs. She is the 2011-2012 recipient of the Charles H. Barclay, Jr. ’45 Faculty Fellow Award, presented to professors and associate professors who have been nominated for their overall contributions to the engineering program through classroom instruction, scholarly activities and professional service.
- Ph.D., Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- F.T.O., Finance Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- M.A., Anthropology, Columbia University
- M.S., Computer Science, Columbia University
- B.S., Applied Math & Physics, Columbia University
- B.A., Mathematics, Columbia University