Affiliations and Research Interests
I am a professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, an adjunct professor in the Information School, and a member of the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Urban Design and Planning. My current research is in two areas: human-computer interaction and programming languages.
In HCI, my interests are in systems to support civic engagement and deliberation, on tools to make public transportation easier and more fun to use, and designing for human values, in particular using and evolving value sensitive design.
Other previous research includes work on UrbanSim, a modeling system for simulating the development of urban areas over periods of 20-30 years to inform public decision-making about major transportation and land use decisions and their environmental impacts.
I've been at UW since 1980. Sabbatical visits include Xerox EuroPARC in Cambridge, England (1989-1990); Monash University and University of Melbourne in Australia (1997); University of Hamburg in Germany (2003); Ashesi University College in Accra, Ghana (2004); and Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany (2010-2011).
Academic Degrees and Such
B.A. in Mathematics, Reed College, 1971. M.Sc. 1974, Ph.D. 1979, in Computer Science, Stanford University. Fulbright Senior Scholar Award (1997); Fellow of the Association Computing Machinery, 2001.
Office: CSE 478
Phone: (206) 543-6678
Fax: (206) 543-2969
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-2350