Megan K. Strait
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & COMPUTER SCIENCE, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY
  
  
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Director of the Social Systems Laboratory at UTRGV. My research interests lie at the intersection of computer science and psychology — in particular, I study the design, development, and deployment of next-generation social technologies including humanlike robots, brain-computer interfaces, and multitouch displays. My educational background is similarly interdisciplinary: I completed a joint PhD in Cognitive Science and Psychology from Tufts University; I also hold a MSc from Tufts and BA from Wellesley College in Computer Science.
To connect, please email me at: megan.strait@utrgv.edu.
  
At UTRGV, I have been asked to primarily teach the introductory-level courses on programming. Thus far, I have taught a programming practicum and three courses introducing programming concepts in a variety of languages (HTML/CSS, Javascript, C++), serving both engineering and non-engineering majors: View more...
  
Broadly, I study social robotics and human-computer interaction. Below is a set of representative publications from my research (partitioned by topic):
Students interested in these topics should apply here.