Cecilia Aragon Receives Fulbright Award to Research and Teach in Chile

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Cecilia Aragon, professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering, is the recent recipient of a Fulbright scholarship award from the U.S. Department of State, one of the most prestigious programs in the world focused on international educational exchange.

The Fulbright award will send Dr. Aragon to the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María in Valparaiso, Chile, where she will teach visual analytics in 2018, and conduct research on human-centered data science and social media analysis with Chilean scholars.

The Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program was established by U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946 to enhance the exchange of knowledge and skills between people of the United States and other countries. 

In addition to her professorship, Dr. Aragon is a Senior Data Science Fellow at the eScience Institute at the University of Washington, and director of HCDE’s Human-Centered Data Science Lab. Her research focuses on human-centered data science, an emerging field at the intersection of human-computer interaction (HCI), computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW), and the statistical and computational techniques of data science. In 2008, she received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the US government on outstanding scientists in the early stages of their careers.

Aragon joins Dr. Beth Kolko as the latest Fulbright scholar on HCDE's faculty.