Faculty & Research

Jennifer Mankoff

Richard E. Ladner Endowed Professor in Computer Science & Engineering,
Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering

Jennifer Mankoff
  • Ph.D. Computer Science, Georgia Tech, 2001
  • B.A. Computer Science, Oberlin College, 1995

Jennifer Mankoff will join the Allen School as the Richard E. Ladner Endowed Professor in Computer Science & Engineering. Her previous faculty positions include UC Berkeley’s EECS department and Carnegie Mellon’s HCI Institute, where she led the Make4All Lab.

In her research, Jennifer applies a human-centered perspective to data-driven applications by combining empirical methods and technical innovation to solve pressing social problems in areas such as accessibility, health and sustainability. Integrating computational approaches with human-centered analytics, she develops tools that can influence energy saving behavior, provide support for individuals with chronic illnesses and design 3D-printed assistive technologies for people with disabilities.

Jennifer has been recognized with an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, IBM Faculty Fellowship and Best Paper awards from ASSETS, CHI and Mobile HCI. Her research has been supported by Autodesk, Google Inc., the Intel Corporation, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft Corporation and the National Science Foundation.