Current Ph.D. Students & Postdocs

  • Laura Pina – Postdoctoral Research Associate (co-advised with James Fogarty)
  • Jared Bauer – Information Science
  • John Porter – Human Centered Design & Engineering
  • Alexis Hiniker – Human Centered Design & Engineeering
  • Hyewon Suh – Human Centered Design & Engineering
  • Kiley Sobel – Human Centered Design & Engineering
  • Sean Mikles – Biomedical & Health Informatics (co-advised with Anne Turner)
  • Arpita Bhattacharya – Human Centered Design & Engineering (co-advised with Sean Munson)
  • Dawn Sakaguchi-Tang – Human Centered Design & Engineering

Graduated Ph.D. Students

  • Eun Kyoung Choe – Information Science (co-advised with Wanda Pratt) – Assistant Professor at Penn State University
  • Kyle Rector – Computer Science & Engineering (co-advised with Richard Ladner) – Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa
  • Matthew Kay – Computer Science & Engineering (co-advised with Shwetak Patel) – Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan

Prospective Students

I work with students of all levels on a variety of research projects. Because much of my research is in the design of new computing applications, students with design, prototyping, and implementation skills or a desire to learn are especially encouraged. I usually have more students interested in working with my lab than I can accommodate, so I currently work only with students who have already been admitted to UW. Please note that if you are not yet a student at UW, please apply to HCDE, the iSchool, or CSE directly.

For the Fall 2017 Ph.D. admissions cycle, I am interested in working with new students who have a passion to work in the area of technology to support children’s health. You might also get in touch with some of my many amazing colleagues who also do great work in the health, technology, and kids space, such as Sean Munson, Gary Hsieh, Beth Kolko, Wanda Pratt, James Fogarty, Jason Yip, or Mark Haselkorn.

If you are a current student interested in getting involved with my research or the CHiLL lab, the best way to start is by registering for my Directed Research Group offered each quarter, which is HCDE 496/596 (though space is limited). We can discuss possibilities of independent studies or other opportunities after the successful completion of research within that group.