Kenneth Anderson
Associate Professor
Computer Science

Office: DLC 170M


Kenneth M. Anderson is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and the Associate Chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is also co-director of Project EPIC, a ~2.9M NSF grant that investigates how members of the public make use of social medi8.7.12a during times of mass emergency. On Project EPIC, Professor Anderson is leading the design, implementation, and deployment of a large-scale data collection and analytics infrastructure. Prof. Anderson is a participant in the Pacesetters program of the National Center for Women and Information Technology, which seeks to recruit more women to the field of computer science and encourage them to pursue their careers in technology. As part of his Pacesetters efforts, Prof. Anderson has led the charge to create a new BA in CS degree at CU that would allow students in the College of Arts and Sciences to earn a degree in computer science without having to transfer to the College of Engineering. This degree is designed to support students who seek double majors in A&S, perhaps by combining an interest in a STEM discipline with computer science. Prof. Anderson has also organized and hosted the annual NCWIT Colorado Aspirations in Computing Award for the past two years. This award recognizes the computing achievements of female high school students in Colorado and encourages them to enroll in computer science or another technology-related field at the college level. Prof. Anderson received his PhD in Computer Science in 1997 at the University of California, Irvine. His research interests include the design of reliable, large-scale software infrastructure, hypermedia, and the design of web application frameworks.

Research Interests

Prof. Anderson is broadly interested in the fields of software engineering, hypermedia, computer-supported cooperative work and human-computer interaction. He is currently working on projects related to crisis informatics, software architecture, scientific workflow, scientific data managment, Web application frameworks and REST-based Web services.


  • BS, MS, PhD, University of California, Irvine