- Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science
In July of 2009 Gajos joined the Harvard faculty as an assistant professor in Computer Science. His research interests are in human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence and applied machine learning.
The phrase "intelligent interactive systems" describes many of Gajos's interests: understanding how intelligent technologies can enable novel ways of interacting with computation and in the new challenges that human abilities, limitations and preferences create for machine learning algorithms embedded in interactive systems.
In June 2008, he graduated from University of Washington and subsequently joined the Adaptive Systems and Interaction group at Microsoft Research for a one year post doc.
While at the University of Washington, Gajos built SUPPLE for automatically generating personalized user interfaces. A short video illustrates how SUPPLE can generate user interfaces adapted to people's motor and vision abilities.
In the Fall of 2005, he was visiting faculty at the Ashesi University in Accra, Ghana, where he taught Introduction to Artificial Intelligence.
Before coming to the University of Washington, he spent seven years at MIT where he earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees, and where he also worked for two years as a research scientist managing the operations of the Intelligent Room Project and coordinating some of the activities related to Project Oxygen at the MIT AI Lab (currently part of CSAIL).