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!   Jacob O. Wobbrock is an Associate Professor in the Information School and an Adjunct Associate Professor in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. He is director of the Mobile + Accessible Design Lab and Co-Chair of the Master of Human-Computer Interaction + Design program.

Dr. Wobbrock is a scientist, inventor, and entrepreneur in the field of human-computer interaction. As a scientist, he studies people’s interaction with computers, formally evaluating human performance with interactive systems. As an inventor, he combines computer science, design, and psychology to devise new interactive systems for human use. His primary interests are input techniques (text entry, pointing, touch, gesture, voice, eye-gaze), mobile user interfaces, human performance measurement and modeling, research methods, and computer access for people with disabilities. As an entrepreneur, Dr. Wobbrock has worked in startups commercializing interactive systems, including AnswerDash, which he co-founded in September 2012 and for which he serves as a venture-backed President & CEO. AnswerDash enables businesses to easily capture and answer questions from their website visitors, increasing sales, reducing support costs, and generating important insights about customer needs.

Dr. Wobbrock's students come primarily from UW Ph.D. programs in information science and computer science. He and his students are active in the DUB Group.

Dr. Wobbrock has worked in industry and occasionally serves as an expert witness on intellectual property matters.

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