UNIVERSITY of  WASHINGTON Information School Computer Science & Engineering
Jacob O. Wobbrock Associate Professor, The Information School
Adjunct Associate Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
  Jacob O. Wobbrock, Ph.D.
The Information School
University of Washington
Box 352840
Seattle, WA 98195-2840   USA

Greetings!   I am an Associate Professor in the Information School and an Adjunct Associate Professor in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. I am a scientist, inventor, and entrepreneur in the field of human-computer interaction. As a scientist, I study people’s interaction with computers, formally evaluating human performance with interactive systems. As an inventor, I combine computer science, interaction design, and psychology to devise new interactive technologies for human use. As an entrepreneur, I have worked in startups commercializing interactive technologies, including AnswerDash, which I co-founded and for which I serve as a venture-backed CEO. My primary areas of expertise are input techniques (text entry, pointing, touch, gesture, voice, eye-gaze), mobile user interfaces, web design, human performance measurement and modeling, HCI research methods, and computer access for people with disabilities. I consider myself an "interaction scientist," and human interaction with technology is my phenomena of interest.

I direct the MAD Lab. I have students from information science and computer science. We are active members of the DUB Group.   More...

I have worked in industry and occasionally serve as an expert witness on intellectual property matters.

See my CV, faculty profile, DUB profile, ACM author page, or Google Scholar page. Or find me in the HCI Bibliography.


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