I am a Professor of Information and,
Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington (UW).
My field is human-computer interaction (HCI)
with a focus on
I am a co-founder of the cross-campus
DUB Group and the
I also direct the ACE Lab
and am an Associate Director and former founding Co-Director of the
CREATE research center.
My Ph.D. students
information science and
I seek to
people's behaviors with and experiences of
computer user interfaces,
and to improve them by designing, building, and evaluating new
interaction techniques and
people with disabilities.
My specific research topics include
text entry, pointing,
touch, and gesture;
human performance measurement and modeling;
HCI research and design methods;
I consider myself a
computer scientist, and
In 2010, I received an
NSF CAREER award.
In 2017, I was awarded the
SIGCHI Social Impact Award.
In 2019, I was inducted into the
In 2021, I was named an
for "contributions to human-computer interaction and accessible computing."
I have also been an entrepreneur.
In 2012, I co-founded
SaaS company providing A.I.-powered
I was a venture-backed CEO for about three years.
In 2020, AnswerDash was acquired by
My conversations with
The New York Times
The Huffington Post
capture some of my experiences as a startup CEO from academia.
ACM author page, or
Google Scholar page.