Raja Kushalnagar

Associate Professor/Program Director - Information Technology Program
Science, Technology & Math / Information Technology

Raja Kushalnagar

Phone Numbers

202-750-2458 (VP)

Email

raja.kushalnagar@gallaudet.edu

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. 

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. 

Director, Information Technology program in the Department of Science, Technology and Mathematics at Gallaudet University

Courses

  1. Introduction to Mobile Application Development 
  2. Senior Capstone
  3. Human-Computer Interaction
  4. Accessible Computing
  5. Corporate Computer Security

Citations

Citation Directories

  1. Google Scholar
  2. ORCID

ACM

ACM DL Author-ize serviceIntroduction to Legal Issues in Human-Computer Interaction
Jonathan Lazar, Raja Kushalnagar, Casey Fiesler, G. Anthony Giannoumis
CHI EA '19 Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2019

Gallaudet

800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002

Gallaudet

800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002