Email: jjtran [at] uw [dot] edu

Data Compression Laboratory | MAD Lab | DUB Group

University of Washington, Electrical Engineering, Ph. D. (June 2014)
University of Washington, Electrical Engineering, M.S. (March 2010)
University of Washington, Electrical Engineering, B.S. (June 2008)



Jessica J. Tran, Ph.D. graduated from the University of Washington in Electrical Engineering in June 2014. Her research focused 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 was 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 was advised by Professor Eve A. Riskin (EE), Professor Richard E. Ladner (CSE), and Associate Professor Jacob O. Wobbrock (The Information School).