James Landay

Denning Co-Director (Acting) of Stanford HAI, Anand Rajaraman and Venky Harinarayan Professor and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for HAI

BS, UC Berkeley, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (1990)
MS, Carnegie Mellon University, Computer Science (1993)
PhD, Carnegie Mellon University, Computer Science (1996)
Academic Appointments
Professor, Computer Science
Senior Fellow, Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)
Member, Bio-X
Member, Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance
Member, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations
CISE Advisory Committee Member, National Science Foundation (2010 - 2016)
Honors & Awards
Fellow, ACM (2016)
SIGCHI Academy Member, ACM SIGCHI (2011)
James Landay is a Professor of Computer Science and the Anand Rajaraman and Venky Harinarayan Professor in the School of Engineering at Stanford University. He specializes in human-computer interaction. Landay is the co-founder and Co-Director of the Stanford Institute for Human-centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI). Prior to joining Stanford, Landay was a Professor of Information Science at Cornell Tech in New York City for one year and a Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington for 10 years. From 2003-2006, he also served as the Director of Intel Labs Seattle, a leading research lab that explored various aspects of ubiquitous computing. Landay was also the chief scientist and co-founder of NetRaker, which was acquired by KeyNote Systems in 2004. Before that he was an Associate Professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley. Landay received his BS in EECS from UC Berkeley in 1990, and MS and PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1993 and 1996, respectively. His PhD dissertation was the first to demonstrate the use of sketching in user interface design tools. He is a member of the ACM SIGCHI Academy and an ACM Fellow. He is an ACM SIGCHI Lifetime Research Award winner. He served for six years on the NSF CISE Advisory Committee.


Research Interests