Raja Kushalnagar

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

Publications

  1. Google Scholar
  2. DBLP
  3. ORCID

 

Grants

 

Grant

Role

Duration

Amount

 

Google exploreCSR

PI – Raja Kushalnagar

2019-2020

$18,000

 

 

21st Century Captioning

NIDILRR–90DPCP0002

PI – Christian Vogler

Co-I – Raja Kushalnagar

2018-2023

$2,375,000

 

Wearable Sound Sensing

NSF–1763219

PI – Raja Kushalnagar

PI – Leah Findlater

2018-2022

$100,000

 

REU AICT Site

NSF–1757836

PI – Raja Kushalnagar

Co-PI – Christian Vogler

2018-2021

$402,212

 

MITRE–COE-TRS

MITRE–108727

PI – Christian Vogler

Co-PI – Raja Kushalnagar

2017-2020

$323,821

 

REU AMI Site

NSF–1460894

PI – Raja Kushalnagar
Co-PI – Stephanie Ludi

2015-2018

$385,433

 

C-Print Attention

RIT–31540

Co-PI – Raja Kushalnagar
PI – Michael Stinson

2015-2017

$19,700

 

IP-CTS Assessment

MITRE–102871

PI – Raja Kushalnagar
Co-PI – Gary Behm

2015-2016

$14,468

 

Health Text Accessibility

RIT–48320

PI – Raja Kushalnagar

2015-2016

$13,000

 

Real-Time Captioning

NSF–1218056

PI – Raja Kushalnagar
PI – Jeffrey Bigham

2014-2015

$129,554

 

PLIG Visual Cues

RIT–15861

PI – Raja Kushalnagar

2013-2014

$5,000

 

Eye Gaze Control

RIT–15861

PI – Raja Kushalnagar

2013-2014

$7,180

 

ASL Avatars

RIT–15824

Co-PI – Raja Kushalnagar
PI – Nathan Cahill

2012-2013

$48,395

 

Visual Cues for DHH

RIT–15812

PI – Raja Kushalnagar

2012-2013

$5,000

 

Time Warner – Research

TWC 2013

PI – Raja Kushalnagar

2012-2013

$20,000

 

Microsoft – Phone Grant

PI – Raja Kushalnagar

2011-2013

$4,000

 

NTID Innovation Grant

RIT–48320

PI – Raja Kushalnagar
Co-PI – Brian Trager

2011-2013

$76,922

 

DHH Cyber-Community

NSF–0915268

SP – Raja Kushalnagar
PI – Richard Ladner

2010-2012

$69,181

 

Total of Grants

 

2010-2023

$4,016,866

Gallaudet

800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002

Gallaudet

800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002