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Anat Caspi

  • Affiliate Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Director, Taskar Center for Accessible Technology
  • Research Principal, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
  • Data Science Fellow, UW eScience Institute


Anat Caspi is Principal Scientist at the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering. She is Director of the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology, whose mission is to develop, translate and deploy open source universally accessible technologies, with a focus on benefiting individuals with motor limitations or speech impairment. TCAT’s academic mission is to engage undergraduate design and engineering students in participatory design and inclusive design practices. Dr. Caspi’s primary research areas are in the fields of Ubiquitous Computing and Contextually Aware Automation. Her research focuses on engineering machine intelligent solutions for customizable real-time, responsive technologies in the context of work, play and urban street environments. She has designed, developed and evaluated sensor and mobile applications for personalized navigation and routing in pedestrian ways, improving personal automated mobility devices, and enhancing automation in play/work environments with contextually-responsive behavior. Her primary design methods involve participatory design, and a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods. Dr. Caspi received the Northwest Access Technology Innovation Award in 2017.


Applied Machine Learning, BioStatistics, Computational Biology, Statistical models, Sensor Characterization, Computer Vision, Social Robotics
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  • Ph.D., Computational Biology
    U.C. Berkeley and U.C. San Francisco
  • M.S., Computer Science
    Stanford University
  • B.S., Computer Science and Feminist Studies
    Stanford University