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Don Norman

Director, The Design Lab
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Michèle Morris

Associate Director, The Design Lab; Co-Founder, Center for Design-Driven Transformation
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Eliah Aronoff-Spencer

Assistant Professor, Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health
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Maya Azarova

Graduate Student, Anthropology

Cora Coleman

Graduate Student, Computer Science & Engineering

Jessica De Souza

Graduate Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Steven Dow

Associate Professor, Cognitive Science; Computer Science & Engineering
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Ian Drosos

Graduate Student, Cognitive Science

Jessica Echterhoff

Graduate Student, Machine Learning and Data Science
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Christine (Teenah) Eco

Administrative Project Coordinator, The Design Lab

Elizabeth V. Eikey

Assistant Professor, Family Medicine & Public Health; Director, Mental Health in Design (MiD) Lab
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Colleen Emmenegger

Head of Automation, The Design Lab

Deborah Forster

Researcher, The Design Lab
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Amy Fox

Graduate Student, Cognitive Science
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Ailie Fraser

Graduate Student, Computer Science & Engineering
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Danilo Gasques-Rodrigues

Graduate Student, Computer Science & Engineering
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William Griswold

Professor, Computer Science & Engineering

Madhuri Gubbala

Graduate Student, Computer Science & Engineering
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Philip Guo

Associate Professor, Cognitive Science; Computer Science & Engineering
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Eric Hekler

Associate Professor, Family Medicine & Public Health; Director, Center for Wireless & Population Health Systems

Louise Hickman

Postdoctoral Researcher, Communication
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Jim Hollan

Co-Director, The Design Lab; Professor, Cognitive Science; Computer Science & Engineering
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Dorothy Howard

Graduate Student, Communication
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Lilly Irani

Assistant Professor, Communication
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Janet Johnson

Graduate Student, Computer Science & Engineering
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David Kirsh

Professor, Cognitive Science
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Scott Klemmer

Co-Director, The Design Lab; Professor, Cognitive Science; Computer Science & Engineering

Emily Knapp

Industry Strategist, The Design Lab
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Sean Kross

Graduate Student, Cognitive Science

Sam Lau

Graduate Student, Cognitive Science
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Albert Lin

Assistant Research Scientist, Qualcomm Institute

Dylan Lukes

Graduate Student, Computer Science & Engineering

Stephen MacNeil

Postdoctoral Researcher, Social Computing

Mika Marzette

Program Manager, The Design Lab
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Olga McConnell

Executive Assistant to Don Norman, The Design Lab

Brian McInnis

Postdoctoral Researcher, Social Computing
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Michael W. Meyer

Assistant Teaching Professor, Design, Rady School of Management
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Lars Mueller

Head, Diabetes Design Initiative
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Alok Mysore

Graduate Student, Computer Science & Engineering

Camille Nebeker

Associate Professor, Behavioral Medicine; Family Medicine & Public Health; School of Medicine

Hui Xin Ng

Graduate Student, Cognitive Science
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Tricia Ngoon

Graduate Student, Cognitive Science

Srishti Palani

Graduate Student, Cognitive Science

Sayali Phatak

Graduate Student, ASU, Nutritional and Exercise Sciences

Steven Phung

Assistant Producer/Director, The Design Lab

Vishwajith Ramesh

Graduate Student, Bioengineering
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Steven Rick

Graduate Student, Computer Science & Engineering
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Laurel Riek

Associate Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
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Taylor Scott

Assistant Teaching Professor, Cognitive Science

Keshav Sharma

Graduate Student, Computer Science & Engineering

Stephanie Sherman

Graduate Student, Visual Arts

Christo Sims

Associate Professor, Communication
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Akshita Sivakumar

Graduate Student, Communication

Ian Strelsky

Sr. Business Manager, The Design Lab

Lu Sun

Graduate Student, Cognitive Science

Udayan Tandon

Graduate Student, Computer Science & Engineering
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Jennifer Taylor

Postdoctoral Researcher, The Design Lab
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Verónica Uribe del Aguila

Graduate Student, Communication

Priyan Vaithilingam

Graduate Student, Computer Science & Engineering

Varun Viswanath

Graduate Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Christal Vo

Project Assistant, The Design Lab

Xinwei “Xavier” Wang

Graduate Student, Computer Science & Engineering

Jonathan Walton

Graduate Student, Communication

Edward Wang

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Nadir Weibel

Associate Research Professor, Computer Science & Engineering

Haijun Xia

Assistant Professor, Cognitive Science

Tone Xu

Graduate Student, Cognitive Science

Matin Yarmand

Graduate Student, Computer Science & Engineering
Non-Voting Faculty

Morana Alac; Associate Professor, Communication
Ben Bergen; Professor, Cognitive Science
Benjamin Bratton; Associate Professor, Visual Arts
Nate Delson; Associate Teaching Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Judith Fan; Assistant Professor, Psychology
Linda Hill; Clinical Professor, Family Medicine & Public Health; Director, UCSD/SDSU General Preventive Medicine Residency
David Kurisu; Director, UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine and Clinical Training – Osteopathic Center San Diego
Kevin Patrick; Professor Emeritus, Family Medicine & Public Health
Keith Pezzoli; PhD, Director of Bioregional Center for Sustainability Science, Planning and Design
Susan Peerson, Lecturer, Urban Studies and Planning
Mirle Rabinowitz-Bussell; PhD, Academic Director, Real Estate and Development
Michael Yip; Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Pinar Yoldas; Assistant Professor, Visual Arts

Undergraduate Students

Enrique Arcilla (Urban Studies and Planning)
Alia Awni (Computer Science and Engineering)
Evan Barosay (Cognitive Science)
Elmer Barrera (Cognitive Science)
Sam Blake (Computer Science and Engineering)
Zlata Bobyr (Princeton University)
Luis Calona (Computer Science and Engineering)
Kai-yu Chang (Cognitive Science)
Alison Chen (Cognitive Science)
Justin Chen (Computer Science and Engineering)
Ruijia Chen (Cognitive Science)
Robyn Chung (Communication – Student Operations Assistant)
Hoaithi Dang (Math/CS)
Raquel Dawis (Cognitive Science)
Winson Dieu (Cognitive Science)
Megan Dinh (Cognitive Science)
Andrew Du (Cognitive Science)
Natalie Duprey (Cognitive Science)
Isaac Fehr (Cognitive Science/HCI)
Alexis Flores (Psychology)
Lisa Grega (Cognitive Science)
Bryce Grubbs (Cognitive Science)
Shangqing Gu (Cognitive Science/Math)
Brian Han(Cognitive Science)
Esan (Nathan) Hassansadeh (Cognitive Science/HCI)
Tobias Hirth (Mechanical Engineering- Student Operations Assistant)
Yvonne Hou (Cognitive Science)
Brendan Jew (Cognitive Science)
Sonia Kalwit (Cognitive Science)
Marisa Kanemoto (Cognitive Science/HCI)
Stephanie Kim (Cognitive Science)
Paridhi Khaitan
(Computer Science and Engineering)
Shih-Chuan Ku (Computer Science Engineering)
Bert Le (International Business – AV Student Communications)
Cang Le (Cognitive Science/Machine Learning)
Alice Lee (Cognitive Science/HCI)
Stanley Lee (Data Science)
Howyan Leung (Cognitive Science)
Qianzi Li (Cognitive Science)
Ziyang (Liby) Li
 (Computer Science and Engineering)
Aileen Liang (International Studies Business)
Lee Liang (Computer Science and Engineering)
Amaya Mali (Cognitive Science)
Wenlin Mao (Computer Science and Engineering)
Julia Markel (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Eric McMillan (Cognitive Science)
Sahba Mobini (Cognitive Science/ Machine Learning)
Madi Ng (Cognitive Science)
Kevin Ngo (Computer Science and Engineering)
Katya Noble
(Cognitive Science/HCI)
Erika Nunotani (Economics)
Annika Olives (Cognitive Science- Student Operations Assistant)
Emilia Pokta (Cognitive Science)
Se One Park (Cognitive Science)
Gavrav Parmar (Computer Science and Engineering)
Evo Pavosevich (Cognitive Science/HCI- Student Operations Assistant)
Kylee Peng (Cognitive Science)
Allison Reiss (Cognitive Science/HCI)
Mejan Rostamian (Cognitive Science)
Eric Olan Richards (Cognitive Science)
Evan Schmitz (Cognitive Science)
Simrandeep Signh (Computer Science and Engineering)
Bhargav Heeraguppe Sridharan (Computer Science and Engineering)
Stone Tao (Cognitive Science)
Orr Toledano (Computer Science and Engineering)
Joshua Tjong (Cognitive Science)
Christine Tran (Cognitive Science)
Tiffany Trinh (Cognitive Science/HCI)
Jasmine Tu (Ching-Han) (Cognitive Science)
Hedy Wang (Cognitive Science)
Shengzhi Wang (Computer Science and Engineering)
Yuhan Wang (Cognitive Science/HCI)
Xinray Wang (Computer Science and Engineering)
Chen Yang
 (Computer Science and Engineering)
Kaung Yang (Computer Science and Engineering)
Bryan Yuan (Computer Science and Engineering)
Enrique Zavala (Cognitive Science)
Krystal Zeng (Cognitive Science)
Xiangyu (Steve) Zhao (Computer Science and Engineering)

Visiting Scholars

Andrea Alessandrini; Visiting Scholar, University of Dundee (July 2016 – September 2016)
Kristian Borup Antonsen; Visiting Researcher, Aarhus University (September – December 2018)
Jan Borchers, Visiting Scholar; RWTH Aachen University (October 2016 – March 2017)
Paul Hekkert; Visiting Scholar, Delft University of Technology (February 2017)
Eric von Hippel; Visiting scholar, MIT Sloan School of Management (January 2018)
Dan Russell; Visiting Scholar, Google (May 2015, May 2016, May 2017)
Pieter Jan Stappers; Visiting Scholar, Delft University of Technology (July 2015)
Norbert Streitz; Visiting Scholar, Smart Future Initiative (August 2015)
Sheng-Feng Qin; Visiting Scholar, Northumbria School of Design (November 2016 – March 2017)
m.c., schraefel; Visiting Scholar,  University of Southampton (November – December 2018)
Aurelien Tabard; Visiting Scholar, Université Claude Bernard Lyon (July 2017)
Peggy Zwolinski, Visiting Scholar, Grenoble INP – Génie Industriel (December 2017 – April 2018)


Brian LeDuc; Designer-in-Residence; Education Designer at Education Design Lab (May 2019 – Current)
Mark Hansen; Designer-in-Residence (March 2020 – Current)
Andrew Krause; Designer-in-Residence; CEO of eecosphere, Impact Mill (February 2020 – Current)
Emila Pucci; Designer-in-Residence; Freelance Designer (October 2018 – Current)
Grace Rieger; Designer-in-Residence; Sr. Product Manager at GetWellNetwork (May 2019 – Current)
Laura Spencer; Designer-in-Residence; Design Thinking Consultant, The Idea Guy (October 2019 – Current)
Daniel Suh; Designer-in-Residence; Data Analyst, Booz Allen Hamilton (February 2020 – Current)


Shaheryar Ajmal (Computer Science and Engineering)
Gabriel Amoako
Michael Ano (Program Specialist)
Sandra Amon
(Operations Assistant)
Andres Baez (Cognitive Science/Machine Learning)
Nina Baker (Program Manager)
Elmer Barerra (Undergraduate Researcher)
Daniel Baron (Bioinformatics)
Diana Benavidez
(Undergraduate Researcher)
Ashley Boon (Human Centered Design and Engineering -University of Washington)
Justine Bui (Operations)
Sheldon Brown (Professor Emeritus, Visual Arts)
Julia Cambre
(Applications Programmer)
Sara Carver (Administrative Assistant/Events Coordinator)
Eunice Chan (Cognitive Science/HCI)
Wesley Chan (Staff Research Assistant)
Hsien-che Chen (Computer Science and Engineering)
Rachel Chen (Undergraduate Researcher)
Helen Cheng (Cognitive Science)
Regina Cheng (Human Centered Design and Engineering)
Bonnie Chinh (Undergraduate Researcher)
Grant Chinn (Undergraduate Researcher)
Joanne Euno Cho (Cognitive Science)
Yujin Cho
Vincent Chu (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Aliyah Clayton (Undergraduate Researcher)
Purvi Desai (Graduate Student)
Cody Doan (Undergraduate Researcher)
Tori Duong (Undergraduate Researcher)
Celia Durkin (Graduate Student, Columbia University)
Allison A. Endo
Seth Ferris (Graduate Student)
Jonathan Funes (Communication)
Kelsey Minghan Guo (Cognitive Science/HCI)
Aman Gupta (Student Group Liaison)
Lynn Hao (Student Assistant)
Catherine Hicks (Design Lab Fellow, Postdoc Researcher)
Brandon Hong
Quincy Huang (Computer Science and Engineering)
Nida Hussain (Graduate Student)
Ed Hutchins (Cognitive Science – Retired)
Nanna Inie (Visiting Graduate Student)
Michael James
Shawn Hyeonsu Kang
Aneesh Kashalikar (Computer Science and Engineering)
Daniel Kaulen (Researcher)
Jonas Kemper (Researcher)
Kandarp Khandwala (Computer Science and Engineering)
Yasmine Kotturi (Graduate Student)
Markus Krause
Franklin Li (Cognitive Science)
Jun Liu
Maysnow Liu (Cognitive Science – UC Davis)
Derek Lomas (Design Lab Fellow, Postdoc Researcher)
Amy Luo (Carnegie Mellon University)
Echo Ma (Cognitive Science)
Aliff Macapinlac
Narges Mahyar (Design Lab Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Tiffany Manuel (Computer Science and Engineering – Stanford)
David Mao
Lauren Mao-Luen Liu (Computer Science)
Melanie McComsey (Design Lab Postdoctoral Fellow, Thermo Fisher Scientific)
Kathryn Link-Oberstar (Community)
Gubbala Madhuri (Computer Science and Engineering)
Martin Magsombol (Computer Science and Engineering)
Adam Mekrut
(Cognitive Science)
Sanika Moharana (Cognitive Science)
Michelle Ng
Vineet Pandey (Design Lab Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University)
Wayne Phung (Cognitive Science)
Laura Pina
(Graduate Student)
Josh Pitta (Production Assistant, DreamWorks Animation)
Vanessa Pool (Program Manager)
Adam Powers (Outreach & Research Assistant)
Neel Pujar (Undergraduate Research Assistant)
Wanhui Qiao (Computer Science and Engineering)
Shengfeng Qin
(Visiting Scholar)
Rahul Ramath (Contingent Staff Research Associate, Volunteer)
Malte Risto (Design Lab Fellow, Postdoc Researcher)
Joel Rosenthal (Undergraduate Researcher)
Joseph Ruanto-Ramirez (Interim Project Manager)
Boya Ren (Cognitive Science)
Adam Rule (PhD, Cognitive Science)
Alejandro Panduro Sandoval (Cognitive Science/HCI)
Beverly Sastri (Interim Executive Assistant)
Ali Sarvghad (Design Lab Fellow, Postdoc Researcher)
Gabriel Schneider (Undergraduate Researcher)
Jungwon Shin (Information Science – Cornell University)
Ash Eliza Smith (University of Nebraska)
Brian Soe
Amanda Song (Cognitive Science)
Aditya Srinivasan (Computer Science and Engineering)
Monika Streuer
(Visiting Grad)
Aurelien Tabard (Visiting Scholar)
Carolyn Thio
Christine Tran (Cognitive Science)
Justin Tran (Computer Science and Engineering)
Jasper Travers (Undergraduate Research Assistant)
Gustavo Umbelino (Computer Science and Engineering)
Ariel Weingarten (Graduate Student, Computer Science and Engineering)
Reggie Wu
Sijia Xiao
Nancy Zhang (Cognitive Science)

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