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Gary Hsieh

Gary Hsieh

Associate Professor
Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE)


Gary Hsieh is an associate professor in the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE). His research focuses on understanding, designing, and developing motivators that encourage people to communicate and interact in ways that are self- and welfare-improving. His work extends and builds on theories from a number of fields, including psychology, communication and economics. Hsieh's application areas include behavior change, online support and Q&A, and civic and local participation.

Prior to joining HCDE in June 2013, Hsieh was an assistant professor at Michigan State University with a joint appointment in the Department of Communication and the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media. Hsieh holds a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He received his undergraduate degree in Electric Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley. Hsieh was awarded a National Science Foundation Early CAREER Development Award in 2013.


PhD, Human-Computer Interaction, Carnegie Mellon University
BS, Electric Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley