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Jeffrey Bigham

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Department of Computer Science

Areas of expertise: Computing accessibility for people with disabilities. Current projects:

  • real-time crowd control existing user interfaces
  • cloud-based access technology
  • closed-loop crowd support for people with disabilities
  • interfaces for veterans with cognitive disabilities
  • helping low-income people with HIV maintain medical progress and schedules

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Biography
Jeffrey P. Bigham is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Rochester where he heads the ROC HCI Group. Jeffrey received his B.S.E degree in Computer Science from Princeton University in 2003. Starting in fall 2003, he attended the University of Washington, where he worked with Richard E. Ladner. For his work on affordable and available access technology, Jeffrey has won the Microsoft Imagine Cup Accessible Technology Award, the W4A Accessibility Challenge Delegate's Award, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Award for Technology Collaboration, the NCTI Technology in the Works Award, the University of Washington College of Engineering Student Innovator Award for Research, the MIT Technology Review Top 35 Innovators Under 35 Award, and the UIST 2010 Best Paper Award. He received his M.Sc. degree in 2005 and his Ph.D. in 2009, both in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington.