News

  • I am currently on sabbatical until September 2016, and I am working on some big and exciting projects! I will not be teaching, taking on new students, joining additional committees, starting new projects, or accepting service requests during this time.
  • I am serving as CHI 2016 Subcommittee Chair for the Specific Apps Health & Kids split along with Chris Quintana.
  • We had two papers accepted at this year’s Interaction Design & Children conference in Boston. Kiley Sobel presented research on inclusive play between children with and without disabilities, and Alexis Hiniker presented on a study of how preschool children learn to use gestures on tablets.
  • Our lab has two papers at CHI 2015 in Seoul this year. Matt Kay presented a paper on the acceptability of accuracy in sensing systems, and Alexis Hiniker presented work on studying the use of mobile phones at playgrounds.
  • I was awarded tenure this year! I am now an Associate Professor, as of September 15th. My Ph.D. students helped me celebrate by turning my office into a very difficult level of Super Mario Brothers.
  • I will be out of the office for most of Summer 2015 until Fall 2016 due to parental leave followed by a year-long sabbatical. I will not be teaching, taking on new students, starting new projects, or accepting service requests during this time, but will be working on some big and exciting projects!
  • I am serving as CHI 2016 Subcommittee Chair for the Specific Apps Health & Kids split along with Chris Quintana.
  • We had two papers accepted at this year’s Interaction Design & Children conference in Boston. Kiley Sobel presented research on inclusive play between children with and without disabilities, and Alexis Hiniker presented on a study of how preschool children learn to use gestures on tablets.
  • Our lab has two papers at CHI 2015 in Seoul this year. Matt Kay presented a paper on the acceptability of accuracy in sensing systems, and Alexis Hiniker presented work on studying the use of mobile phones at playgrounds.
  • I was awarded tenure this year! I am now an Associate Professor, as of September 15th. My Ph.D. students helped me celebrate by turning my office into a very difficult level of Super Mario Brothers.
  • Congrats to my Ph.D. student Eun Kyoung Choe, who graduated this year and is now an Assistant Professor at Penn State University.
  • I was honored to be named the UW’s College of Engineering Faculty Research Innovator this year!
  • We presented two papers at CHI 2014 this year on the Baby Steps project and our study of the Quantified Self movement. Congrats to Eun Kyoung Choe for getting a best paper honorable mention at CHI.
  • My colleagues James Fogarty, Nate Watson, Carol Landis, and I were granted a Smart & Connected Health award from the National Science Foundation on our work on technology for health sleep behaviors. I am also co-PI on a new award from the Agency for Healthcare Research Quality on understanding Personal Health Information Management needs for older adults.
  • Thanks to Google for granting me a Faculty Research Award.
  • I am serving as Technical Program Committee Co-Chair for UbiComp 2014 and Subcommittee Co-chair for the Specific Applications Area committee for CHI 2015.
  • Very honored to have been named one of MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35 in 2013! Thanks to all of my great students, collaborators, and mentors for all of their support.
  • My research was showcased in an article by Monica Guzman in the Seattle Times.