Jon E. Froehlich is a Professor in Computer Science at the University of Washington (UW) and co-founder of Project Sidewalk. His research in Human-Computer Interaction explores urban informatics, accessibility, and other high-value social domains. At UW, Jon is Director of the Makeability Lab, Associate Director of the Center for Research and Education on Accessible Technology and Experience, and Faculty Chair of the Masters in HCI+Design program. His research has been recognized with 16 Best Paper and Honorable Mention awards, a Sloan Fellowship, the UW Distinguished Dissertation Award, and multiple Google Faculty Research Awards. Jon was selected for the UW College of Engineering Outstanding Faculty Award in 2021 and the PacTrans Outstanding Researcher Award in 2022. He is also the author of a popular interactive online textbook for Physical Computing, which introduces microcontrollers, sensors and actuators, basic signal processing and machine learning, and more through project-based learning.
Areas of interest:
Human-computer interaction, accessibility, ubiquitous computing, sensing