Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Washington
Campus Box 352500
Seattle, WA 98195-2500, USA

Email: jjtran [at] uw [dot] edu

Data Compression Laboratory | MAD Lab | DUB Group

University of Washington, Ph. D. Candidate Electrical Engineering (March 2010 - Present)
University of Washington, M.S. Electrical Engineering (March 2010)
University of Washington, B.S. Electrical Engineering (June 2008)



Jessica J. Tran is a Ph.D. Candidate in Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle. Her research focuses on investigating the lower limits in which intelligible mobile sign language video can be transmitted below industry recommended standards, to save bandwidth and battery life. By taking a human-centered approach to evaluating video compression, she is making mobile video communication more accessible and affordable for deaf and hard-of-hearing people. She is a member of the University of Washington Women’s Initiative (UWWI)- a group of women dedicated to encouraging girls to pursue degrees in engineering. She is advised by Professor Eve A. Riskin (EE), Professor Richard E. Ladner (CSE), and Associate Professor Jacob O. Wobbrock (The Information School).