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Raja Kushalnagar

Professor/Program Director/Artificial Intelligence-Accessibility and ASL Center Director

Science, Technology, Accessibility, Mathematics, and Public HealthInformation Technology

N311 Hall Memorial Building

By Appointment - Email or Call

202/750-2458 (videophone)

About

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. 

  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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  • Uncontrolled: Member 2020/01
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  • Uncontrolled: Member 2020/01
  • Uncontrolled: Chair 2019/01
  • Uncontrolled: Chair 2018/02-2018/02
  • Uncontrolled: Member 2020/01
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  • 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
  • Association for Computing Machinery: October 2010-PRESENT
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    Raja Kushalnagar

    N311 Hall Memorial Building

    202/750-2458

    202/750-2458

    By Appointment - Email or Call

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