Jacob O. Wobbrock is an Associate Professor in the
and, by courtesy, in the
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington
He is the co-chair of the
Master in Human-Computer Interaction & Design
and the director of the
Mobile & Accessible Design Lab
His research is in the field of
Dr. Wobbrock both invents new interactive technologies and
studies people’s interactions with technologies. His research
input techniques (text entry, pointing, touch, gesture, voice, gaze),
mobile and tabletop user interfaces,
human performance measurement and modeling,
HCI research and design methods, and
computer access for people with disabilities.
He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications,
winning 11 best paper awards (6 from ACM CHI)
and 7 honorable mention papers,
among the most of anyone in his field.
His work has been covered in
The New York Times,
The Seattle Times,
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,
The Huffington Post,
M.I.T. Technology Review,
and other outlets.
He is the recipient of
an NSF CAREER award
and five other National Science Foundation grants.
He is on the editorial board of
ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction
His students and post docs have gone on to be leaders in the field at
Dr. Wobbrock received his
Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction
Human-Computer Interaction Institute
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
He received his
in 1998 and 2000, respectively.
From September 2012 to May 2015, Dr. Wobbrock served as
Co-founder, President & CEO of
a VC-backed software startup bringing context-sensitive help to the web.
Since May 2015, he has been AnswerDash's Chief Scientist.