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Charlotte Lee

Charlotte Lee

Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE)


Dr. Charlotte P. Lee is a Professor in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) at the University of Washington and is the Director of the Computer Supported Collaboration (CSC) Laboratory. Lee’s research is in the field of Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) where she focus on the collaborative development of information infrastructures for diverse stakeholders. Her approaches blend aspects of Human-Computer Interaction, Design Studies, Organization Science, and Science and Technology Studies. Her work focuses on empirically describing and theorizing the information practices, artifacts, and coordination structures of communities of practice working towards a shared goal: collaborative design.

Several of her papers have been nominated for a Best Paper Award at the ACM’s Conference on Computer-Human Interaction (CHI), ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), and IEEE Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS) Conference. Dr. Lee has been awarded a Google Research Award for her work on online calendar sharing and has also been awarded an National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant, and five National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded grants that study aspects of collaboration in the development of information infrastructures for data-intensive knowledge work. She was a recipient of the University of Washington’s College of Engineering Junior Faculty of the Year Award and a National Science Foundation CAREER Award winner for “junior faculty who exemplify the role of outstanding teacher-scholars”. Dr. Lee is also an Associate Editor of the international Journal of Computer Supported Cooperative Work (JCSCW).


PhD, Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
MA, Sociology, San Jose State University
BA, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley