Anuj Kumar is a Ph.D. candidate in the HCI Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where he received his M.S. as well. His research focuses on developing speech-user interfaces for millions of atypical users, such as children, low-literate users, or speakers of minority languages, for whom speech interfaces would be immensely beneficial, but are not being developed in sufficient quality because of sparseness of data, sparseness of experts, or both. As such, his research serves to bridge the gap between speech recognition technologists and human-computer interaction designers to enable a rapid development of usable and useful speech interfaces. He has collaborated with industry groups at Microsoft and IBM, and university groups at U.C. Berkeley and IIIT Hyderabad. Two of his full-papers were nominated for best paper awards at ACM CHI, the premier conference for HCI. His research has featured in the international media, including ABC News and a CBC documentary. He has served as a program committee member at ACM Intelligent User Interfaces, and as a reviewer at CHI and MobileHCI.