Christine Chang
PhD Candidate, CU Boulder Computer Science
2024 Speaker

Christine Chang is a PhD candidate in computer science at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research is in the area of human autonomy and human-robot teaming, where she studies how to challenge and overcome people's often incorrect assumptions and biases about how AI and autonomous systems work. Chang earned her undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at Cornell University, a master's degree in STEM education at Boise State University, and a master's in computer science at CU Boulder.

She has worked as an engineer at NASA Johnson Space Center and Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and she has taught grades from kindergarten through college. She has also been a volunteer firefighter and has her private pilot certificate. Her hobbies include training for marathons, mountain biking and skiing. After earning her PhD, she plans to pursue a career using her technical background to influence policymaking on issues including technology and education.