abigail zimmerman-niefeld
PhD student
Computer Science

Abigail Zimmermann-Niefeld is a research assistant in the Laboratory for Playful Computation and the Superhuman Computing Lab. After attending Williams College for a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics and computer science, she worked as a technology analyst at Goldman-Sachs and a SIP Instructor at Girls Who Code.  Zimmermann is working towards her PhD in computer science. She was selected as a 2019 National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellow.



  • Abigail Zimmermann-Niefield, Makenna Turner, Bridget Murphy, Shaun K. Kane, and R. Benjamin Shapiro. 2019. Youth Learning Machine Learning through Building Models of Athletic Moves. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC '19). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 121-132. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3311927.3323139 (Boise, ID, USA — June 12 - 15, 2019).