Human-Centered Computing Research at CU Boulder

This page provides an overview of human-centered computing and human-computer interaction research at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU). This research spans multiple departments and programs across campus, so we created this to provide an overview of faculty and programs here at CU.

Our Programs

CU offers several undergraduate and graduate programs in human-centered computing, across several departments:

How to pick a program? Each of the programs differs in their focus, curriculum, and requirements. Fortunately, in most cases you can work with faculty across departments. For example, a Ph.D. student in Information Science can work with faculty from Computer Science. If you're considering applying, you may wish to contact the faculty you are interested in working with to help decide which programs to apply to.


Ken Anderson

William Aspray

Lecia Barker

Jed Brubaker

Michael Eisenberg

Casey Fiesler

Mark Gross

Shaun Kane

Brian Keegan

Daniel Leithinger

Clayton Lewis

Leysia Palen

Rick Robinson

Ricarose Roque

Ben Shapiro

Daniel Szafir

Danielle Albers Szafir

Amy Voida

Stephen Voida

Tom Yeh

Other Resources

Why CU Boulder?

CU Boulder is a top-ranked research university. Boulder, Colorado is consistently ranked one of the best college towns. Boulder is a walkable and bikeable town with easy access to nature, pleasant weather, reliable public transit, and good coffee.

Next Steps

If you are interested in learning more, read about our programs or reach out to a faculty member.