Raja Kushalnagar

Professor/Program Director - Information Technology Program
Science, Technology, Accessibility, Mathematics & Public Health
Information Technology / Information Technology

Raja Kushalnagar

Phone Numbers

202-750-2458 (VP)

Email

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Personal Website

http://www.csua.berkeley.edu/~rajah

Location

Hall Memorial Building N311

Office Hours

By Appointment - Email or Call

I am the Director of the Information Technology program in the Department of Science, Technology and Mathematics at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. Our IT program has grown rapidly in the past few years, and we are exploring new concentrations and minors for the program, including cybersecurity and data science. My responsibilities include strategic planning, local industry & alumni relations, and faculty mentoring. As a researcher, I have over 10 years of accumulated experience working in accessible computing design. I primarily teach human-centered computing with a focus on accessible computing, and application development courses. I also teach cybersecurity related courses at both the introductory and specialized levels.

My research interests encompass the fields of accessible computing and accessibility/intellectual property law, with the goal of improving information access for deaf and hard of hearing individuals. In the accessible computing field, I investigate information access disparities between hearing and deaf. For example, I investigate how deaf individuals acquire information through speech-to-text, e.g., enhanced captions that provide visual cues to non-speech information.

In the accessibility/intellectual property law field, I advocate for updates in accessible and intellectual property law, to incorporate accessible computing advances such as automatic captioning/subtitling.

I have published several peer-reviewed publications and received grants in the fields of accessible computing, accessible law and intellectual property law. 

I am a Professor and Director of the Information Technology program in the Department of Science, Technology and Mathematics at Gallaudet University. 

Term

Course

Course Name

2021 Spring

ITS 311.01

Intro to Mobile Applications Development

2021 Spring

ITS 492.01

Senior Capstone Project II

2020 Fall

STM 403.02

Senior Capstone

2020 Spring

ITS 492.01

Senior Capstone Project II

2020 Spring

PSY 395.01

Human Computer Interaction

2020 Spring

ITS 371.01

Human Computer Interaction

2019 Fall

ITS 361.01

Information Security Fundamentals

2019 Fall

ITS 311.01

Intro to Mobile Applications Development

2019 Summer

ITS 499.01

Cybersecurity Internship in IT

2019 Spring

ITS 371.01

Human Computer Interaction

2019 Spring

ITS 492.01

Senior Capstone Project II

2018 Fall

ITS 311.01

Intro to Mobile Applications Development

2018 Fall

BIO 403.01

Senior Capstone I

2018 Fall

ITS 491.01

Senior Capstone Project I

2018 Fall

MAT 403.01

Senior Capstone in Mathematics

2018 Spring

ITS 492.01

Senior Capstone Project II

2018 Spring

ITS 371.01

Human-Computer Interaction

2017 Fall

ITS 395.01

Computational Thinking

2017 Fall

GSR 230.06

Computational Thinking

2017 Fall

ITS 311.01

Intro to Mobile Applications Development

2017 Summer

ITS 499.01

Virtual Reality Development

2017 Summer

ITS 499.02

Accessible Multimodal Interfaces Research

2017 Spring

ITS 495.02

Accessible Computing R & D

2017 Spring

ITS 495.01

iOS Application Development

2017 Spring

PSY 395.01

Human Computer Interaction

2017 Spring

ITS 371.01

Human Computer Interaction

2016 Fall

ITS 311.01

Intro to Mobile Applications Development

2016 Fall

ITS 495.01

Corporate Information Security

2016 Spring

NACA 161

Programming Fundamentals II

2015 Fall

NACT 250

Computer and Data Security

2015 Fall

NACT 250

Computer and Data Security

2015 Spring

NACA 161

Programming Fundamentals II

2014 Fall

NACT 250

Computer and Data Security

2014 Spring

NACA 160

Programming Fundamentals I

2013 Fall

NACT 250

Computer and Data Security

2012 Winter

0805 353

Introduction to Computer Forensics

2012 Spring

0805 390

Programming Fundamentals

2011 Winter

0805 353

Introduction to Computer Forensics

2011 Fall

0805 390

Programming Fundamentals

2011 Spring

0805 390

Programming Fundamentals

2010 Fall

0805 390

Programming Fundamentals

2010-2020

 

 

Committee/Event

Role

Year

ACM ASSETS ’20 – Athens, Greece

SRC Competition Chair

2019-20

ACM ASSETS ‘19 – Pittsburgh, PA

Accessibility Co-Chair

2018-19

ACM ASSETS ‘18 – Galway, Ireland

Accessibility Co-Chair

2017-18

ACM ASSETS ‘17 – Baltimore, MD

Treasurer & Registration Chair

2016-17

ACM ASSETS ‘16 – Reno, NV

Accessibility Chair

2015-16

ACM ASSETS ‘15 – Lisbon, Portugal

Caption Challenge Chair

2014-15

ACM ASSETS ‘15 – Lisbon, Portugal

Accessibility Chair

2014-15

ACM ASSETS ‘14 – Rochester, NY

Captioning Challenge Chair

2013-14

ACM ASSETS ‘14 – Rochester, NY

Accessibility Chair

2013-14

ACM Symposium on Sign Language Translation and Avatars ‘13 – Chicago, IL

Member

2013-14

ACM ASSETS ‘13 – Bellevue, WA

Accessibility Chair

2012-13

ACM ASSETS ‘12 – Boulder, CO

Accessibility Chair

2011-12

Committee/Event

Role

Year

Global Alliance of Speech-to-Text Captioning

Board of Directors - Member

 

Computing Research Association Widening Participation (CRA-WP)

Board of Directors - Member

2019-22

Association of Computing Machinery Computer-Human Interaction (CHI)

Steering Committee - Member

2019-21

Teach Access

Representative

2019-20

Federal Communications Commission – Disability Advisory Committee (DAC)

Alternate Member

2018-20

New York School for the Deaf - Fanwood

Board of Trustees - Member

2017-21

Benetech DIAGRAM Advisory Committee

Member

2016-19

Federal Communications Commission – Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC)

Member

2011-14

Deaf Rochester Film Festival (DRFF)

Technical Director

2011

  1. Effect of caption width on the TV user experience by deaf and hard of hearing viewers
  2. Teleconference Accessibility and Guidelines for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Users
  3. Sign Language Interfaces: Discussing the Field's Biggest Challenges
  4. mmASL: Environment-Independent ASL Gesture Recognition Using 60 GHz Millimeter-wave Signals
  5. Mixed Reality Speaker Identification as an Accessibility Tool for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Users
  6. A Classroom Accessibility Analysis App for Deaf Students
  7. Introduction to Legal Issues in Human-Computer Interaction
  8. Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Individuals' Preferences for Wearable and Mobile Sound Awareness Technologies
  9. Towards Accessible Conversations in a Mobile Context for People who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  10. Designing an Animated Character System for American Sign Language
  11. Wear It Loud: How and Why Hearing Aid and Cochlear Implant Users Customize Their Devices
  12. Exploring Augmented Reality Approaches to Real-Time Captioning: A Preliminary Autoethnographic Study
  13. On How Deaf People Might Use Speech to Control Devices
  14. Feasibility of Using Automatic Speech Recognition with Voices of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Individuals
  15. Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing Perspectives on Using Automatic Speech Recognition in Conversation
  16. Scribe: deep integration of human and machine intelligence to caption speech in real time
  17. Closed ASL Interpreting for Online Videos
  18. Evaluation of Automatic Caption Segmentation Tracked Speech-To-Text Display: Enhancing Accessibility and Readability of Real-Time Speech-To-Text
  19. Enhancing caption accessibility through simultaneous multimodal information: visual-tactile captions
  20. AVD-LV: an accessible player for captioned STEM videos
  21. Legion scribe: real-time captioning by non-experts
  22. Helping students keep up with real-time captions by pausing and highlighting
  23. Accessibility Evaluation of Classroom Captions
  24. Real-time captioning by non-experts with legion scribe
  25. A transition community for deaf and hard of hearing students in information technology programs
  26. Legion scribe: real-time captioning by the non-experts
  27. Captions versus transcripts for online video content
  28. A readability evaluation of real-time crowd captions in the classroom
  29. Real-time captioning by groups of non-experts
  30. Deaf and hearing students' eye gaze collaboration
  31. Maximizing content learning for deaf students and English as a second language students
  32. Improving classroom visual accessibility with cooperative smartphone recordings

Gallaudet

800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002

Gallaudet

800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002