Julie Kientz, Associate Professor

Ph.D. Students

John Porter

John Porter, Human Centered Design & Engineering




Arpita, Human Centered Design & Engineering



Dawn Sakaguchi-Tang

Dawn Sakaguchi-Tang, Human Centered Design & Engineering

Saba Kawas, Information School

Calvin Liang, Human Centered Design & Engineering

Susanne Kirchner, Human Centered Design & Engineering

Akeiylah DeWitt, Human Centered Design & Engineering

Rebecca Michelson, Human Centered Design & Engineering

Jay Cunningham, Human Centered Design & Engineering

Graduated Ph.D. Students and Former Postdocs

Laura Pina

Laura Pina, Researcher, Google

Eun Kyoung Choe

Eun Kyoung Choe, Associate Professor, University of Maryland

Kyle Rector

Kyle Rector, Assistant Professor, University of Iowa

Matthew Kay

Matthew Kay, Assistant Professor, Northwestern University


Jared Bauer, Senior Design Researcher, GitHub


Alexis Hiniker, Assistant Professor, University of Washington

Kiley Sobel

Kiley Sobel, Research Scientist, Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop

Hyewon Suh

Hyewon Suh


Sean Mikles, Postdoctoral Researcher, UNC Chapel Hill

Other Past Students & Collaborators

  • Cindy Bennett
  • Ross Bohner
  • Michael Brooks
  • Katie Derthick
  • Amanda Fonville
  • Alysse Gallo
  • Brian Landry
  • Nikki Lee
  • Natasha Noltimier-Strauss
  • Susan Oldham
  • Franklin Pearsall
  • Jonathan Schooler
  • Stephanie Smallman
  • Yi-Chen Sung

Interested in Joining the CHiLL Lab?

Our lab works with current University of Washington students of all levels from a variety of backgrounds. If you are a current UW student, the best way to get involved is to request to join Dr. Kientz’s current Directed Research Group (HCDE 496/596). Upon successful completion of research in that group, we can discuss opportunities for independent study or other ways to get involved.

Demand to work within our research lab is currently higher than we have space for, and thus we do not have opportunities at this time for non-student collaborators. If you are not yet a UW student, please first apply directly to the programs of the relevant departments, including Human Centered Design & Engineering, The Information School, and Computer Science & Engineering.