Photo of Ellen DoDesigner and computer scientist Ellen Yi-Luen Do will join CU Boulder’s ATLAS Institute and the Computer Science Department as a full professor this fall.  Currently a professor at Georgia Tech’s Schools of Industrial Design and Interactive Computing, Do’s research interests span human-computer interaction, creativity and design cognition, computing for health, tangible and embedded interaction, and computer aided architectural design.  Her other interests include origami and drumming.

Do (pronounced “Doe” in Taiwanese, or “Du” in Mandarin) is a native of Taiwan and earned a master of design from Harvard University in 1991, and a PhD in design computing from Georgia Tech in 1998.  She recently completed a three-year stint as co-director of the joint Keio-NUS international research CUTE center at the National University of Singapore focused on ubiquitous computing. There she worked with industry partners and government agencies to fund a team of 25 engineers and designers on a diverse array of projects from augmented reality in medicine to electrically stimulated sense of taste.