Ledah has formally studied human-computer interaction and led a user study measuring the effectiveness of an enticement strategy in software designed for end-user programmers. During this work, she interacted with test subjects in a pilot study and then ran larger groups of subjects through a tutorial before requiring them to perform some tasks with the system and observing their behaviors.
Some of her past projects have involved computer graphics and animation, scientific visualization, geometric modeling, and computer vision. Ledah earned an M.S. in Computer Science from Oregon State University and a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Mills College.