Dr. Kelliher specializes in interaction design and human-computer-interaction and leads the INR team at Virginia Tech. She is an associate professor of Computer Science at Virginia Tech, with joint appointments in the School of Visual Arts and the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology. Dr Kelliher creates and studies interactive media systems for enhancing reflection, learning, healing, and communication. Her work is grounded within the fields of human-computer-interaction, multimedia, and interaction design, and is motivated by a desire to integrate computational processes into everyday mediated experiences.

Dr. Kelliher received a Ph.D. in Media, Arts and Sciences from the MIT Media Lab. She also holds an MSc. in Multimedia Systems from Trinity College, Dublin, and a B.A. in Communications Studies from Dublin City University.