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 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 with computers,
HCI research and design methods, and
accessible computing for people with disabilities.
He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications,
which have been honored with
11 best paper awards and
7 honorable mentions.
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 was the
founding C.E.O. of AnswerDash
a venture-backed startup that provides context-sensitive help to websites.
In May 2015, Dr. Wobbrock became AnswerDash's Chief Scientist.