Keith Vertanen


Hello and welcome! I'm an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science at Michigan Tech.

I specialize in designing intelligent interactive systems that leverage uncertain input technologies. A particular focus of my research is on systems that enhance the capabilities of users with permanent or situationally-induced disabilities. My broader interests include human-computer interaction (HCI), speech and language processing, mobile interfaces, and crowdsourcing.

What's new:

  • Jul 2021 – I'm giving a 3-hour master class on Language Modeling and Predictive AAC at ISAAC Connect. My session is Monday August 9th starting at 9am Eastern. Hope to (virtually) see you there! [Talk slides]
  • May 2021 – We had our paper on abbreviated sentence input accepted at ACL-IJCNLP 2021.
  • Apr 2021 – Do you use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)? If so, we are looking for volunteers to donate sentences from their AAC history. See our study details.
  • Apr 2021 – We had our paper on midair VR keyboard input accepted at INTERACT 2021.
  • Mar 2021 – Have you ever wondered how the keyboard on your mobile phone works? You can learn all about it in my recently published book chapter on Probabilistic Text Entry.
  • Jan 2021 – Congrats to my PhD student Dylan for his first first-author paper at CHI. His paper looks at improving composition tasks for text entry studies.
  • Dec 2020 – Congrats to my PhD student Jiban for his paper on speech input in virtual reality. His paper will appear in IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics and was a TVCG Best Journal Nominee.
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