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


Greetings! I am a Professor of human-computer interaction (HCI) in The Information School and, by courtesy, in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, where I direct the ACE Lab. I am a founding member of the DUB Group and the Master of Human-Computer Interaction & Design program. My Ph.D. students come from information science and computer science.

My research seeks to scientifically understand people's experiences of computers and information, and to improve those experiences through design and engineering, especially for people with disabilities. My specific research topics include input & interaction techniques, human performance measurement & modeling, HCI research & design methods, mobile computing, and accessible computing.

For my contributions to accessible computing, I received the 2017 SIGCHI Social Impact Award and the 2019 SIGACCESS ASSETS Paper Impact Award. In 2019, I was inducted into the prestigious CHI Academy.

My work has received 25 paper awards, including 7 best papers and 8 honorable mentions from HCI's flagship CHI conference. Some of my notable projects are the $-family gesture recognizers, the end-user elicitation design method, the Slide Rule design for accessible touchscreen gestures, ARTool for nonparametric factorial statistical analyses, and the EdgeWrite text entry system.

I have also been a tech entrepreneur and was a VC-backed startup CEO for ~3 years. In 2012, I co-founded AnswerDash. My conversations with The Huffington Post and The New York Times capture some of my experiences as CEO.

See my bio, full CV, faculty profile, Wikipedia page, ACM author page, ResearchGate page, or Google Scholar page.

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