Keith Vertanen

Keith Vertanen


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  • Dave House Associate Professor
  • 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 diverse abilities. He is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award and an ACM CHI best paper award. Dr. Vertanen served as a subcommittee chair for CHI 2021 and CHI 2020. He was an associate chair for CHI 2019, CHI 2018, CHI 2017, IUI 2015, and MobileHCI 2014. He served on the program committee for ASSETS 2020, ASSETS 2019, ASSETS 2018, IUI 2014, and MobileHCI 2011.

Area of Expertise

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