Teaching and Advising


I was on sabbatical during the 2019-2020 school year. I spent Fall 2019 as a Visiting Associate Professor at Stanford University with the Cyber Policy Center at the Freeman Spogli Institute, Winter 2020 working to get the CiP off the ground, and Spring 2020 sheltering in place and collecting/analyzing data about Covid-19.


During the 2020-2021 school year, I plan to teach two courses:

  • Autumn 2020 — HCDE 495/598 (Special Topics): Designing Trustworthy Information Systems: Addressing the Challenges of Online Mis- and Disinformation
  • Spring 2021 — HCDE 419: Concepts in Human-Computer Interaction

PhD Students

Prospective students: I will likely be taking on one new PhD student for the 2021-2022 school year as part of a cohort of students within the Center for an Informed Public. If you are interested in HCDE and your research interests align with the CiP, then please feel free to reach out to me to learn more about our work, HCDE as a department, and the application process. Please check out the HCDE admissions site or contact me for more information. 

I also recommend reaching out to my collaborators (Emma Spiro and Jevin West) as they may also be a good fit for your research interests. Perhaps useful: I am an adjunct faculty member at the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering and the Information School at UW, which means I can co-advise students in those departments.

Directed Research Groups for UW Students

HCDE offers for-credit research opportunities called "Directed Research Groups" for students at all levels (undergraduate, Master's, and PhD).  Please see the HCDE website for more information about these groups. Proposals for the next quarter will be available approximately one month prior to the start of the quarter. (Due to my sabbatical, my lab is not planning to initiate any new groups this coming year: 2019-2020).

© Kate Starbird 2019