Keith Vertanen

Keith Vertanen


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  • Assistant Professor, Computer Science
  • PhD, University of Cambridge, 2009
  • M.Phil, Computer Speech, Text, and Internet Technology, University of Cambridge, 2004
  • MS, Computer Science, Oregon State University, 1999
  • BA, Computer Science, Mathematics, University of Minnesota Morris, 1997


Dr. Vertanen specializes in designing intelligent interactive systems that leverage uncertain input technologies. A particular focus of his research is on systems that enhance the capabilities of users with permanent or situationally-induced disabilities. Dr. Vertanen serves as associate editor for the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies and as associate chair for CHI 2019.  Previously he served as an associate chair for CHI 2018, CHI 2017, IUI 2015, and MobileHCI 2014.

Area of Expertise

  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Accessible computing
  • Speech and Language Processing
  • Mobile Interfaces
  • Crowdsourcing