Education and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor - University of Michigan (August 2015 - Present)
  • Visiting Ph.D. Researcher - Carnegie Mellon University (August 2013 - July 2015)
  • Ph.D. Computer Science - University of Rochester (May 2015)
  • Visiting Ph.D. Researcher - Stanford University (September - December 2013)
  • M.S. Computer Science - University of Rochester (October 2011)
  • B.S. Computer Science - Virginia Tech (May 2010)
  • B.S. Mathematics - Virginia Tech (May 2010)

Industry Research Positions

  • Google[x] - Visiting Research Scientist (2014)
  • Microsoft Research - Research Intern (2013)
  • Microsoft Research - Research Intern (2012)

Awards

  • Best Technical Paper - W4A 2016
  • Best Paper Honorable Mention - L@S 2016
  • Outsanding Dissertation Award Commendation - University of Rochester (2015)
  • Best Paper Honorable Mention - CHI 2015
  • Best Paper - UIST 2014
  • Best Technical Paper - W4A 2014
  • Judges Award, W4A Paciello Group Accessibility Challenge (Legion:Scribe) - 2014
  • Microsoft Research Graduate Fellowship - 2013
  • Best Paper Honorable Mention - CHI 2013
  • Best Paper Nomination - UIST 2012
  • 1st Place - UIST '10 Student Innovation Contest: Most Creative (w/ R. Miller, A. Loparev and S. White)

Teaching

  • EECS 498 - Social Computing Systems (Winter 2017)
  • EECS 493 - User Interface Development (Fall 2016)
  • EECS 498 - Social Computing Systems (Winter 2016)
  • EECS 598 - Crowdsourcing and Human Computation Systems (Fall 2015)
  • (Co-Instructor) [CMU] - Crowd Programming (Spring 2014, Lead-Instructor: Jeffrey P. Bigham)
  • (TA) CSC 242 / BCS 232 [UR] - Artificial Intelligence (Spring 2012, Instructor: George Ferguson)
  • (TA) CSC 242 / BCS 232 [UR] - Artificial Intelligence (Spring 2011, Instructor: George Ferguson)
  • Teaching Assistant Workshop Mentor (Fall 2011)

Advising

I am a strong supporter of undergraduate and cross-disciplinary research. It is a great way to get experience whether your goal is to get into grad school, to get a top industry position, or just to have fun helping with a project.

I am always happy to work with students (undergrad or grad, CS or other fields) who are interested in any of the projects listed on my lab or publications pages. If you're intrested and willing to put in genuine effort, feel free to send me an email at wlasecki@umich.edu!