I am a Professor of
human-computer interaction (HCI)
Information School and, by courtesy, in the
Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the
University of Washington,
where I direct the
I am a founding member of the
DUB Group and the
Master of Human-Computer Interaction & Design
My Ph.D. students
information science and
My research seeks to
scientifically understand people's experiences of computers and information, and
to improve those experiences through design and engineering,
especially for people with disabilities.
My specific research topics include
input & interaction techniques,
human performance measurement & modeling,
HCI research & design methods,
For my contributions to accessible computing, I received the
2017 SIGCHI Social Impact Award
2019 SIGACCESS ASSETS Paper Impact Award.
In 2019, I was inducted into the prestigious
My work has received
24 paper awards,
7 best papers and 8 honorable mentions from HCI's flagship
Some of my notable projects are
the $-family gesture recognizers,
the end-user elicitation design method,
the Slide Rule design for accessible touchscreen gestures,
ARTool for nonparametric factorial statistical analyses,
and the EdgeWrite text entry system.
I have also been a tech entrepreneur and was a VC-backed startup CEO for ~3 years. In 2012, I co-founded
My conversations with
The Huffington Post and
The New York Times
capture some of my experiences as CEO.
ACM author page,
ResearchGate page, or
Google Scholar page.