Office hours (Spring 2018):
My CV: PDF
I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and, by courtesy, the Department of History at Virginia Tech. I am also affiliated with the Center for Human–Computer Interaction, the Hume Center for National Security and Technology, the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology, and the graduate program in Human Centered Design.
I direct the Crowd Intelligence Lab, where we study how crowdsourcing systems can support creativity and discovery. Our recent projects focus on crowd leadership, crowd-supported investigations, and crowdsourced analysis of visual material, with applications to national security, journalism, history, biology, and design. This work is funded by the NSF (including a CAREER Award), the NIH, the NEH, the National Archives, and Google.
Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the HCI Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. I received my Ph.D. in human-centered computing from Georgia Tech, where I was a Foley Scholar, and my B.S. in computer graphics technology from Purdue University. I have also worked at IBM Research, Microsoft Research, and YouTube/Google.
|January 4–6||AHA 2018||Washington, D.C.|
|March 1–2||Designing Socio-Technical Systems of Truth||Blacksburg|
|April 21–26||CHI 2018||Montréal|
|July 5–8||HCOMP 2018 and CI 2018||Zurich|
|July 23–24||Stories of War Symposium, Indiana University||Bloomington|
|Transforming Investigative Science and Practice with Expert-Led Crowdsourcing||PI||$554,628||NSF CAREER||2017||Press release|
|The American Soldier Collaborative Digital Archive||Co-PI||$50,000||NEH HCRR||2017||Press release|
|GraphCrowd: Using Crowdsourced Design to Visualize Effects of Environmental Chemicals on Signaling Networks||PI||$626,159||NIH BD2K||2016||Press release|
|Supporting Crowdsourced Sensemaking in Big Data with Dynamic Context Slices||PI||$500,000||NSF IIS||2015||Press release|
|Mapping the Fourth of July in the American Civil War Era: A Crowdsourced Digital Archive||Co-PI||$74,224||NHPRC||2015||Press release|
|CS 3744: Introduction to GUI Programming and Graphics||Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2018|
|CS 4784: Human–Computer Interaction Capstone||Spring 2015|
|CS 5774: User Interface Software||Fall 2014, Fall 2016|
|CS 6724: Advanced Topics in Human–Computer Interaction||Fall 2015, Fall 2017|
Copyright © 2018 Kurt Luther