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About

I am a Professor in the School of Science, Technology, Accessibility, Mathematics and Public Health at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. I am also a Director of the Bachelor of Science Information Technology program, and Co-Director of the Accessible Human-Centered Computing Program  Our IT and AHCC program has grown rapidly in the past few years.

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. 

https://raja-kushalnagar-gallaudet.github.io/

Currently Teaching

ITS-395 Special Topics Credits: 1-5
ITS-495 Special Topics Credits: 1-5
AHC-603 Applied Communication Accessibility Credits: 3
AHC-605 Accessibility Standards I Credits: 3
AHC-691 Thesis Accessibility Project Planning Credits: 1
AHC-692 Accessibility Internship Credits: 1
AHC-693 Thesis Accessibility Project Report Credits: 1
  • BIO-403 Senior Capstone I (2018/01)(01)
  • CHE-403 Capstone in Chemistry (2018/01)(01)
  • GSR-230 Scientific and Quantitative Re (2017/01)(03)
  • ITS-311 Intro to Mobile App Developmen (2016/01)(01)
  • ITS-311 Intro to Mobile App Developmen (2017/01)(01)
  • ITS-311 Intro to Mobile App Developmen (2018/01)(01)
  • ITS-311 Intro to Mobile App Developmen (2019/01)(01)
  • ITS-371 Human Computer Interaction (2016/02)(01)
  • ITS-371 Human Computer Interaction (2017/02)(01)
  • ITS-371 Human Computer Interaction (2018/02)(01)
  • ITS-371 Human Computer Interaction (2019/02)(01)
  • ITS-395 Special Topics (2017/01)(02)
  • ITS-491 Senior Capstone Project I (2018/01)(01)
  • ITS-492 Senior Capstone Project II (2017/02)(01)
  • ITS-492 Senior Capstone Project II (2018/02)(01)
  • ITS-492 Senior Capstone Project II (2019/02)(01)
  • ITS-495 Special Topics (2016/01)(01)
  • ITS-495 Special Topics (2016/02)(01)
  • ITS-495 Special Topics (2016/02)(02)
  • ITS-499 Independent Study (2018/02)(01)
  • ITS-499 Independent Study (2019/02)(02)
  • MAT-403 Senior Capstone in Mathematics (2018/01)(01)
  • PSY-395 Special Topics (2016/02)(01)
  • PSY-395 Special Topics (2019/02)(01)
  • STM-403 Senior Capstone (2020/01)(02)
  • ITS-311 Intro to Mobile App Developmen (2020/02)(01)
  • ITS-492 Senior Capstone Project II (2020/02)(01)
  • PSY-799 Independent Study (2020/02)(02)
  • ITS-311 Intro to Mobile App Developmen (2021/01)(01)
  • ITS-395 Special Topics (2022/01)(1)
  • ITS-499 Independent Study (2022/01)(1)
  • GSR-300 General Studies Capstone (2021/02)(OL3)
  • ITS-499 Independent Study (2021/02)(1)
  • GSR-300 General Studies Capstone (2021/03)(OL3)
  • ITS-499 Independent Study (2021/03)(1)
  • ITS-492 Senior Capstone Project II (2021/02)(01)
  • AHC-605 Accessibility Standards I (2022/01)(1)
  • ITS-495 Special Topics (2022/02)(01)
  • ITS-395 Special Topics (2023/01)(01)
  • AHC-605 Accessibility Standards I (2023/01)(01)
  • Honors Capstone (2021/02)
  • Patricia Schmidt Honors Capstone (2022/01)
  • Bailey Moers Honors Capstone - Reader (2022/01)
  • Sean Fenton - Honors Capstone (2016/02)
  • Advising Load 2020/01: Total:18 Undergraduate:17 Doctoral:1
  • Advising Load 2019/02: Total:15 Undergraduate:14 Doctoral:1
  • Advising Load 2019/01: Total:15 Undergraduate:14 Doctoral:1
  • Advising Load 2018/02: Total:14 Undergraduate:13 Doctoral:1
  • Advising Load 2018/01: Total:13 Undergraduate:12 Doctoral:1
  • Advising Load 2017/02: Total:13 Undergraduate:13
  • Advising Load 2017/01: Total:9 Undergraduate:9
  • Advising Load 2016/02: Total:9 Undergraduate:9
  • Advising Load 2016/01: Total:8 Undergraduate:8
  • Advising Load 2020/02: Total:18 Undergraduate:17 Doctoral:1
  • Advising Load 2021/01: Total:12 Undergraduate:10 Doctoral:2
  • Advising Load 2021/02: Total:12 Undergraduate:10 Doctoral:2
  • Advising Load 2022/01: Total:15 Undergraduate:10 Masters:3 Doctoral:2
  • How deaf adult signers experience implants: Some preliminary conclusions
  • Impact of the Copyright Limitation for Sensory Disabilities on Assistive Technology
  • Balancing Perceptually Disabled Consumers' Rights Against Copyright Holders' Rights
  • Empowering Deaf Students with Multiple Views
  • Multiple View Scalability of Presentations Distributed to Heterogeneous Devices
  • Evaluation of a scalable and distributed mobile device video recording approach for accessible presentations
  • A comparison of P2P approaches in handling multiple video perspective streams by mobile devices to support a more inclusive learning environment
  • Multi-view platform: An Accessible Live Classroom Viewing Device
  • Cochlear Implants: Evolving Perspectives
  • Efficacy of a Direct Learning Tool for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
  • Kushalnagar FOCUS 2012
  • Deaf and Hearing Students' Eye Gaze Collaboration
  • Assistive View Replay for Deaf Students
  • Maximizing content learning for deaf students and English as a second language students
  • Collaborative Gaze Cues for Deaf Students
  • Detecting hand-palm orientation and hand shapes for sign language gesture recognition using 3D images
  • Real-time captioning by groups of non-experts
  • Community-Based Participatory Approach: Students as Partners in Educational Accessible Technology Research
  • Technical Resources Available for STEM Students
  • Adapting STEM lectures for culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms
  • American Sign Language: Maximum Live Replay Speed
  • A transition community for deaf and hard of hearing students in information technology programs
  • Legion scribe: Real-time captioning by the non-experts
  • Optimal Viewing Distance for Deaf Signers
  • Computers Helping People with Special Needs
  • Live and Collaborative Gaze Review for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
  • Designing an Accessible Broadband Peer Community for Students with Sensory Disabilities
  • Legion scribe
  • AVD-LV: An accessible player for captioned STEM videos
  • Accessible Views for Interpreters
  • Improving classroom visual accessibility with cooperative smartphone recordings
  • Optimal Viewing Distance between Deaf Viewers and Interpreters
  • Tracked speech-to-text display: Enhancing accessibility and readability of speech-to-text
  • Enhancing Accessibility of Engineering Lectures for Deaf & Hard of Hearing (DHH): Real-time Tracking Text Displays (RTTD) in Classrooms
  • Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
  • A Survey on Video Relay Service Application Interface Preferences
  • Inclusive Learning through Real-time Tracking Display of Captions
  • Disability, Human Rights, and Information Technology
  • Scribe: Deep integration of human and machine intelligence to caption speech in real time
  • Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing Perspectives on Using Automatic Speech Recognition in Conversation
  • Feasibility of Using Automatic Speech Recognition with Voices of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Individuals
  • Closed ASL Interpreting for Online Videos
  • Enhancing participation of deaf engineering students in lab discussion
  • Wear It Loud: How and Why Hearing Aid and Cochlear Implant User customize their Devices
  • Making Cancer Health Text on the Internet Easier to Read for Deaf People Who Use American Sign Language
  • User Evaluation of Automatic Speech Recognition Systems for Deaf-Hearing Interactions at School and Work
  • Critical health literacy in American deaf college students
  • Welcoming Deaf Students into STEM: Recommendations for University Science Education
  • A Transition Community for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students in Engineering Programs
  • RTTD-ID: Tracked Captions with Multiple Speakers for Deaf Students
  • Multimodal Visual Languages User Interface for Deaf Readers
  • Accessibility of Voice-Activated Agents for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • A Classroom Accessibility Analysis App for Deaf Students
  • Video Remote Interpreting Technology in Health Care: Cross-Sectional Study of Deaf Patients' Experiences
  • Human-Computer Interaction Series
  • Mixed Reality Speaker Identification as an Accessibility Tool for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Users
  • Expressive ASL Recognition using Millimeter-wave Wireless Signals
  • Sign Language Interfaces: Discussing the Field's Biggest Challenges
  • Alexa, Can You See Me? Making Individual Personal Assistants for the Home Accessible to Deaf Consumers.
  • mmASL: Environment-Independent ASL Gesture Recognition Using 60 GHz Millimeter-wave Signals
  • Workshop for Emerging Deaf and Hard of Hearing Scientists: A White Paper
  • Preferences of Deaf or Hard of Hearing Users for Live-TV Caption Appearance
  • Social, Environmental, and Technical: Factors at Play in the Current Use and Future Design of Small-Group Captioning
  • The FATE Landscape of Sign Language AI Datasets
  • Effect of caption width on the TV user experience by deaf and hard of hearing viewers
  • Teleconference Accessibility and Guidelines for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Users
  • Social, Environmental, and Technical: Factors at Play in the Current Use and Future Design of Small-Group Captioning
  • Accessible Technology and the Developing World
  • Teleconference Sign Language Detection
  • Caption UI/UX - Display Emotive and Paralinguistic Information in Captions
  • The FATE Landscape of Sign Language AI Datasets: An Interdisciplinary Perspective
  • How To Deliver an Accessible Online Presentation
  • Google Explore Computer Science Research (eCSR)- (Google)
  • 21st Century Captioning- (NIDILRR)
  • Wearable Sound Sensing- (National Science Foundation)
  • REU AICT- (National Science Foundation)
  • MITRE COE TRS- (MITRE)
  • REU AMI- (National Science Foundation)
  • C-Print Attention- (RIT)
  • IP CTS Assessment- (MITRE)
  • Health Text Accessibility- (RIT)
  • Real Time Captioning- (National Science Foundation)
  • PLIG Visual Cues- (RIT)
  • Eye Gaze Control- (RIT)
  • ASL Avatars- (RIT)
  • Visual Cues for DHH Students- (RIT)
  • Community Mentoring- (Time Warner Research)
  • Windows Phones- (Microsoft)
  • Multiple View Perspectives- (NTID)
  • DHH Cybercommunity- (National Science Foundation)
  • BPC-AE: AccessComputing Fourth Extension- (National Science Foundation)
  • DASS: Designing Accountable Artificial Intelligence Services for People with Diverse Sensory Abilities- (National Science Foundation)
  • CONSENT-ASL Toolkit for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People- (National Institutes of Health (1G08LM013797-01))
  • Gallaudet GenCyber Camp for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing High School Students (GGC-DHHS)- (National Security Agency)
  • Shane Angel-Information Technology (Honors Capstone) 2020/02
  • Oliver Alonzo-PhD CS, Rochester Institute of Technology (Doctoral Committee) 2020/02-2022/02
  • Sedeeq Al-Khazraji-PhD CS, Rochester Institute of Technology (Doctoral Committee) 2020/01-2021/01
  • Larwan Berke-Computer Science (Doctoral Committee) 2018/01-2020/02
  • Sean Fenton-Information Technology (Honors) 2016/01-2016/02
  • Patricia Schmidt-Business (Honors) 2019/01-2019/02
  • Bailey Moers-Mathematics (Honors) 2018/01-2018/02
  • Akhter Al-Amin-PhD in CS, Rochester Institute of Technology (Doctoral Committee) 2020/02
  • Uncontrolled: Chair 2020/02
  • Uncontrolled: Chair 2020/02
  • Uncontrolled: Member 2020/01
  • Uncontrolled: Member 2020/01
  • Uncontrolled: Member 2020/01
  • Uncontrolled: Chair 2019/01
  • Uncontrolled: Chair 2018/02-2018/02
  • Uncontrolled: Member 2020/01
  • Uncontrolled: Member 2020/01
  • Uncontrolled: Member 2020/01
  • Uncontrolled: Member 2020/01
  • Uncontrolled: Member 2020/01
  • Uncontrolled: Member 2020/01
  • Uncontrolled: Member 2020/01
  • Uncontrolled: Member 2020/01
  • Local Chair: ACM ASSETS - Baltimore, MD 2020/02-2021/01
  • SRC Competition Chair: ACM ASSETS - Athens, Greece 2019/02-2020/01
  • Accessibility Co-Chair: ACM ASSETS - Pittsburgh, PA 2018/02-2019/01
  • Accessibility Co-Chair: ACM ASSETS - Galway, Ireland 2017/02-2018/01
  • Treasurer and Registration Chair: ACM ASSETS - Baltimore, MD 2016/02-2017/01
  • Accessibility Chair: ACM ASSETS - Reno, NV 2015/02-2016/01
  • Caption Challenge Chair: ACM ASSETS - Lisbon, Portugal 2014/02-2015/01
  • Accessibility Chair: ACM ASSETS - Lisbon, Portugal 2014/02-2015/01
  • Captioning Challenge Chair: ACM ASSETS - Rochester, NY 2013/02-2014/01
  • Accessibility Chair: ACM ASSETS - Rochester, NY 2013/02-2014/01
  • Organizing Committee: ACM Symposium on Sign Translation and Avatars - Chicago IL 2012/02-2013/01
  • Accessibility Chair: ACM ASSETS - Bellevue, WA 2012/02-2013/01
  • Accessibility Chair: ACM ASSETS, Boulder, CO 2011/02-2012/01
  • Board of Directors - Member: Global Alliance of Speech-To-Text Captioning 2019/01
  • Member: Computing Research Association - Widening Participation (CRA-WP) 2019/01
  • Member: Association of Computing Machinery - Computer-Human Interaction Steering Committee (ACM-CHI SC) 2020/01
  • Board of Trustees - Member: New York School for the Deaf - Fanwood 2018/01-2020/02
  • Member: Teach Access 2020/02
  • Building Supportive Communities: Clery Act and Title IX (Full Course): Washington, District of Columbia 2022/02-2022/02
  • Diversity: Inclusion in the Modern Workplace (Full Course): Washington, District of Columbia 2022/02-2022/02
  • FERPA: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (Full Course): Washington, District of Columbia 2022/02-2022/02
  • Preventing Harassment & Discrimination: Non-Supervisors (Full Course): Washington, District of Columbia 2022/02-2022/02
  • Gallaudet Cybersecurity Training 2022: Washington, District of Columbia 2022/01-2022/01
  • Gallaudet Cybersecurity Training 2021: Washington, District of Columbia 2021/01-2021/01
  • Association for Computing Machinery: October 2010-PRESENT
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