Byron M. Lowens Ph.D
Byron Lowens is a research scientist in the School of Information at the University of Michigan. His research uses a mixed-methods approach while utilizing a combination of computer science, design, and psychology to evaluate the cooperative relationship between humans and computational technologies.
More specifically, his research focuses on health informatics, wearable health technologies, usable security and privacy, and marginalized populations. Through these focus streams, Dr. Lowens' research explores what factors influence and discourage the adoption of consumer wearables among marginalized populations. Dr. Lowens' research also looks to understand objective privacy risks and concerns posed by collecting health information from consumer wearables among African American and Latinx populations.