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Arpita B


Assistant Teaching Professor
Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE)

  • 316 Sieg Building


Arpita joined as assistant teaching professor in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) at the University of Washington in January 2023. Arpita loves learning and mentoring on research methods that help make sense of the human experience. She has been teaching courses on human computer interaction, qualitative research methods, and ethics of sociotechnical systems.

Arpita holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from Georgia Tech and a PhD from the University of Washington's Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering. Following her PhD, she pursued a postdoc at the University of California, Irvine, where she also taught undergraduate courses, part time. Her current research interests are in trauma-informed design for childhood cancer survivors and efforts for mental wellbeing among communities engaging with popular culture media (music and games). She works collaboratively with amazing students and mentors at UCI, UCSC, and UW.


PhD, Human Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington
MS, Computer Science, Georgia Tech