B.A., Wellesley College ; M.S., Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
Catherine R. DelcourtAssistant Professor of Computer Science
I build social systems prototypes and study how people relate to each other through social technologies.
My research interests are varied in the areas of Human-Computer Interaction and Social Computing. I have studied the role of social media in political polarization, identity and anonymity in online conversations, novel prototyping methods for social systems research, personal information management, and personal informatics.
I'm excited to teach introductory CS and MAS courses, web technologies, Human-Computer Interaction, and Social Computing topics.
I most recently worked at Yik Yak, a college-based hyperlocal anonymous social networking app, and I like to include examples of industry design and development processes as part of my research and teaching.