Tom Yeh

Associate Professor

Computer Science

University of Colorado Boulder

CV | Google Scholar | tom.yeh@colorado.edu

News

Summer 2021

  • We are hiring!

  • [Grant] We received a four-year $1,498,871 award from the National Science Foundation to study the influences of a long-term, professionally- structured, empathy-driven engineering internship on teens' perceptions of engineering, identities, and transferrable STEM skills, in collaboration with Stacey Forsyth at the CU Science Discovery and Jessica Sickler.

  • [Student] Layne Hubbard, my PhD student, received a two-year Computing Innovation Fellowship to support her research project: Designing Playful Child-Agent Interactions to Support Creativity, Reflection, and Resilience.

Spring 2021

  • [Grant] We received a two-year $300,000 award from the EAGER program of the National Science Foundation to study how to integrate cybersecurity and AI education and assess efficacy using neuroimaging, in collaboration with Wang Yang and Yun Huang at the UIUC and Pilyoung Kim at the University of Denver.

  • [Student] Xu Han, my PhD student, received a Graduate Research Expo Award from the Department of Computer Science.

  • [Student] Emaan Khan, a high school student mentored by my PhD student Xu Han for her Science Fair project titled "Classifying Hate Speech Using Machine Learning Algorithms" received the 1st place at the district level and 2nd place at the state level.

Summer 2020

  • [Event] I started my sabbatical!

Summer 2019

  • [Grant] We received a three-year $869,796 award from the National Science Foundation to study how to integrate AI ethics into STEM education, in collaboration with Bridget Dalton at the School of Education and Stacey Forsyth at the CU Science Discovery.

  • [Grant] We received a three-year $1,137,869 award from the National Science Foundation to study how AR and AI impact worker performance, in collaboration with Paul Goodrum (PI) and Matthew Hallowell in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering and Matt Jones in the Department of Psychology.

  • [Talk] I was invited to the Early Childhood Innovation Summit sponsored by the National Head Start Association to discuss AI ethics guidelines for early childhood in Indianapolis, IN.

  • [Talk] I gave a keynote talk about Build a Better Book at the 10th Annual Experience Programming in Quorum in Vancouver, WA.

  • [Talk] I gave a talk at the K12 AI Education Workshop at the 2019 AIED Conference. I presented our pilot work on integrating ethics into existing K12 AI curriculum.

Spring 2019

  • [Student] Jeeeun Kim, my PhD student, successfully defended her dissertation titled "Modular Systems for Digital Fabrication: Toward a Collaborative Partnership between Humans and Machines." She will be starting as an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Texas A&M University.

  • [Student] Abigale Stangl, my PhD student, successfully defended her dissertation titled "Tactile Media Consumption and Production for and By People who are Blind and Visually Impaired: A Design Research Investigation." She will be joining Prof. Danna Gurari's lab as a postdoc at the University of Texas Austin.

  • [Talk] I presented at the panel on Explainable Artificial Intelligence: Can We Hold Machines Accountable? organized by the Silicon Flatirons.

  • [Student] Nicole Johnson, a first-year PhD student in my lab, has received an NSF GRFP fellowship.

  • [Event] We organized the first national Build a Better Book professional development workshop in Boulder, CO. 35 librarians from 12 states attend a two-day workshop to learn about how to run a BBB program at their sites.