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Sarah Van Wart

Lecturer in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Contact

2233 Tech Drive
Mudd Room 3213
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

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Website

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Departments

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Education

PhD in Information Management and Systems, University of California Berkeley School of Information, Berkeley CA. 2012 - 2018.

MIMS in Information Management and Systems, University of California Berkeley School of Information, Berkeley CA. 2008 - 2010.

Bachelor of Arts, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1995 - 1998.


Biography

I am currently an Assistant Professor of Instruction in of Computer Science & Engineering at Northwestern University. I was recently a PhD student at the UC Berkeley School of Information, where i was advised by Tapan Parikh. Some of my current research (and non-research) projects include: Local Ground, an online data collection, mapping and visualization platform that allows users to learn and use data skills in support of community research projects. Code 510, an after-school summer program, hosted at the iSchool, to support young people (ages 14 - 21) in designing and building their own technology projects.

Research Interests

HCI, community informatics, education