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HCDE PhD Alumni Directory

The department of Human Centered Design & Engineering is building our alumni directory so you can stay in touch with current students and your fellow alums.

HCDE graduates, please take a minute and submit your information to be added to the directory. If you would like to update an existing entry, email us at hcdeweb@uw.edu with your request.

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2019

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Nan-Chen Chen
PhD, 2019
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Software Engineer
Google
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Dissertation: Using Visual Analytics to Support Artificial Intelligence Development

2018

Sarah Fox

Sarah Fox
PhD, 2018
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Assistant Professor
Carnegie Mellon University
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Dissertation: Maintaining the Menstruating Body: Feminist Interventions on Care Resources

Ray Hong

Ray Hong
PhD, 2018
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Assistant Professor
George Mason University
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Dissertation: Construction of Interactive and Intelligible Distance Cartograms 

2016

ZhiWei Guan

ZhiWei Guan
PhD, 2016
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User Experience Researcher
Google

Dissertation: The Effect of Need to Belong on Online Social Behaviors and Cognitive Interactions 

2013

Colin Birge

Colin Birge
PhD, 2013; MS, 2002

Senior Program Manager
Microsoft
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Dissertation: Conceptions of Trust: How Designers Approach Usable Privacy and Security

2012

Alex Thayer
PhD, 2012; MS, 2004; BS, 2000
 

Director and Chief Experience Architect
HP Inc (Immersive Experiences Lab)
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Dissertation: Understanding University Students' Use of Tools and Artifacts in Support of Collaborative Project Work 

2011

Kathleen Gygi
PhD, 2011
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Consultant
2G Research & Communication

Dissertation: Getting on the same page: Negotiation and intellectual collaboration in student research groups

Emma Rose
PhD, 2011; MS, 2002
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Assistant Professor
University of Washington Tacoma
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Dissertation: Investigating Resource-Constrained Populations: Developing Design Approaches to Support Agency and Reciprocity

Dissertations by HCDE PhD Graduates

Find dissertations authored by graduates of HCDE's PhD program in the University of Washington's ResearchWorks archive.