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 direct the ACE Lab
and am Founding Co-Director of the CREATE center.
I am also a founding member of the
DUB Group and the
My Ph.D. students
come from both
information science and
My research seeks to scientifically understand people's experiences of computers and information,
and to improve those experiences by inventing and evaluating new interactive technologies,
especially for people with disabilities. My specific research topics include input and interaction
techniques, human performance measurement and modeling, HCI research and design methods,
mobile computing, and accessible computing.
Some of my notable projects are
the ability-based design approach to accessible technology design,
the $-family gesture recognizers,
the end-user elicitation design method,
the Slide Rule design for accessible touchscreen gestures,
ARTool for conducting nonparametric statistical analyses,
the Pointing Magnifier 2 assistive pointing and visual aid,
and the versatile EdgeWrite text entry system.
For my contributions to accessible computing, I received the
2017 SIGCHI Social Impact Award
2019 SIGACCESS ASSETS Paper Impact Award.
In 2019, I was inducted into the
In 2021, I was named an
I have also been an entrepreneur. In 2012, I co-founded
where I was a venture-backed C.E.O. 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 co-founder.
ACM author page,
ResearchGate page, or