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James A. Landay

James A. Landay is an Associate Professor in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, specializing in human-computer interaction. His current research includes Automated Usability Evaluation, Demonstrational Interfaces, Ubiquitous Computing, User Interface Design Tools, and Web Design. He is also the Laboratory Director of Intel Research Seattle, a university affiliated research lab that is exploring the new usage models, applications, and technology for ubiquitous computing. He was also the chief technology officer and cofounder of NetRaker. He received his B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from Berkeley in 1990 and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in 1993 and 1996, respectively. His Ph.D. dissertation was the first to demonstrate the use of sketching in user interface design tools. In 1997, he joined the faculty in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley, leaving as an Associate Professor in 2003. He has published extensively in the area of human-computer interaction. He has also consulted for a number of Silicon Valley companies.