Jason Hoffman

Jason Hoffman

PhD Student Researcher

UbiComp Lab

University of Washington


I am researching creative solutions for increasing access to healthcare at the intersection of computer science and biology.

I am advised by Dr. Shwetak Patel in the Ubiquitous Computing Lab in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering. You might also be able to find me in the Molecular Information Systems Lab (MISL) or the Synthetic Biology Lab.

I previously worked in hardware development at Microsoft, and I am passionate about youth education. Please reach out if you share these interests or want to learn more!


  • Mobile Health Sensing
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Machine Learning
  • Healthcare Access
  • Youth Education


  • PhD in Computer Science, 2024 (expected)

    University of Washington

  • BS in Biomedical Engineering, 2014

    University of Southern California


What I’m working on

Environmental RNA Detection

Investigating new ways to detect viral presence in urban infrastructure.

Smartphone Camera Oximetry

Investigating the use of a smartphone camera for oximetry in clinical settings for a couple different health applications.


Submissions in review - stay tuned!


  • 185 E Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA 98195
  • Lab is in the Paul G. Allen Center on the 6th floor