Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Jeff Huang is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at Brown University. His research in human-computer interaction focuses on behavior-powered systems, where he builds personalized applications from passively-collected behavioral data. Jeff’s work spans the domains of mobile devices, health, personal informatics, and web search. Jeff’s Ph.D. is in Information Science from the University of Washington in Seattle, where his dissertation investigated modeling user behavior and attention in search. His masters and undergraduate degrees are in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Before joining Brown, Jeff analyzed search behavior at Microsoft Research, Google, Yahoo, and Bing in various groups. He co-founded World Blender, a Techstars-backed company that made geolocation mobile games. Jeff has been a Facebook Fellow and received a Google Research Award and NSF Career Award. Jeff regularly serves on the program committees for the ACM CHI, SIGIR, and WWW conferences. His research group is primarily funded by grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Outside of work, Jeff plays keys in a local rock band, raises backyard chickens, and performs piano accompaniment to a musical improv theater group.


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