Bill Maurer is a cultural anthropologist who conducts research on law, property, money and finance, focusing on the technological infrastructures and social relations of exchange and payment.
David Theo Goldberg’s expertise includes political theory, race and racism, ethics, law and society, critical theory, cultural studies, and digital humanities. He is executive director of the Digital Media and Learning Hub.
Carol McDonald Connor, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a Chancellor’s Professor in Education at University of California, Irvine. Her research investigates individual child differences and the links between children’s language and literacy development with the goal of illuminating reasons for the perplexing difficulties children who are atypical and diverse learners, including children with dyslexia, have developing basic and advanced literacy skills. https://isilearn.net/
Dr. Yuqing Guo is a nursing scientist, studying effect of WIoT-based coordinate nursing care on pregnancy and birth outcomes as well as infant and youth development in underserved communities.
Stacy Branham is a computer scientist turned social scientist. Her work explores how technology can engender inclusivity and safety as people with disabilities get across town, as blind parents care for their children, and as transgender people navigate digital spaces. Her work has been recognized with Best Paper Awards at the CHI, DIS, and ASSETS conferences.
Andres Bustamante is a developmental psychologist who designs and implements play-based early childhood science installations in places and spaces that families spend time (e.g., parks, bus-stops, grocery stores etc.). Andres also utilizes web-mediated platforms to provide on-going and embedded professional development to early childhood teachers to support them in engaging in hands-on science activities. He maintains an intentional focus on translating rigorous science from the lab, into meaningful research in the classroom, and the community.
Nikil Dutt is a Distinguished Professor of CS, Cognitive Sciences, and EECS at the University of California, Irvine. His research interests cover embedded computing, healthcare IoT, and brain-inspired architectures and computing.
Stephen is a clinical psychologist who studies how technology can improve mental health services by expanding access and improving accessibility. His work includes the development, evaluation, and implementation of digital mental health products in diverse settings and populations.
Elizabeth (Beth) van Es is a learning scientist who studies teacher learning and the design and improvement of teacher preparation and professional development. She currently leads two projects funded by NSF and the UC Office of the President to develop teachers’ noticing practices to advance equity in mathematics education and to better prepare teacher candidates to support multilingual learners. She is the co-founder of the UCI Teacher Academy that provides high-quality professional development to the greater OC education community.