Steve Whittaker

Professor of Human Computer Interaction,

University of California at Santa Cruz

swhittak [at] ucsc [dot] edu

Technology is transforming our everyday lives, how we think, interact and feel. I work at the intersection of Social and Computer Science in Human Computer Interaction (HCI). I study how technology is affecting our lives, using insights from the social sciences to design new digital tools for memory, communication and personal information management. My current interests lie in human-centric AI systems, mental health technology and digital identity.

I was awarded a Lifetime Research Achievement Award from SIGCHI, the society of Human Computer Interaction professionals. I am also a Fellow of the Association of Computational Machinery (ACM), and a member of the CHI Academy I am Editor of the journal Human Computer Interaction. Here's a recent CV and bio.

Office Hours: 3-5 Tues, email me for an appointment.

Book: a recentish book, The Science of Managing Our Digital Stuff, MIT Press.

Video: to get a sense of our research, here's an older keynote and media coverage. Here's a recent keynote on chatbots given at CUI 2020.