Dr. Daily is an Assistant Professor in the School of Computing at Clemson University researching the ways that sensors and other technology platforms can support personal reflection and relationship building. Prior to joining the university, she co-founded and served as Principal Investigator of g8four, an educational technology firm. She received her doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where her doctoral work with the Affective Computing group involved designing and implementing technology-infused collaborative learning environments that provide youth an authentic opportunity to learn about themselves, others, and to gain insight into interpersonal dynamics.
To this end, she designed innovative new technologies that brought together sensors and machine learning with theories of human learning. While building these systems, she collaborated with the Future of Learning Group on “The City that We Want” project in which learners build computational models for how they would like to improve their communities. Shaundra also collaborated on RoBallet, which bridged dance and robotics, and created the INNER-active Journal, a digital journal collecting physiological data for future reflection. Prior to Shaundra’s work at MIT, she received a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University - Florida State University College of Engineering. Shaundra has been profiled in the American Association for Advancement in Science website profiling African American Scientists, Engineer Your Life, geared towards encouraging young women to pursue engineering careers; and WGBH’s Science City. CBN, Science Update Radio Program, and National Public Radio have also recognized her work.