Cesar Torres

Assistant Professor
Computer Science

Cesar Torres

Bio

Dr. Cesar Torres is the Director of The Hybrid Atelier and an Assistant Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington. As a design researcher, he synthesizes new media and craft theory into the software and hardware design of creative, tangible user interfaces. He has received multiple best paper awards at top-tier venues within HCI and has been recognized with the NSF CRII and NSF REU Site grants. He serves on the program committees for SIGCHI Human Factors in Computing, ACM Designing Interactive Systems (DIS), ACM User Interface Software and Technology (UIST), Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI), and Creativity and Cognition (C&C).

He holds degrees in Computer Science (Ph.D. '19 - UC Berkeley, B.S. '13 - Stanford), in Art Practice (B.A. '13 - Stanford), and in New Media (D.E. '19 • UC Berkeley).

Dr. Torres serves as the faculty advisor for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) since Fall 2020, sits on the Diversity and Inclusion committee within the College of Engineering and CSE Department, and is part of the McNair Fellowship committee at UTA.

Projects

Reu Projects
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Computer-aided Translation
Hybrid Workflows Track
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Assistive Light Projection
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Biomaterial Fabrication
Smart Material Toolkits Track
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Conductive Soft Materials
Smart Material Toolkits Track
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Clay 3D Printing
Hybrid Workflows Track
Published Projects
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Embr
A Creative Framework for Hand Embroidered Liquid Crystal Textile Displays
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Glaze Epochs
Understanding How Material Knowledge is Externalized in a Ceramics Studio
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Compressables
A Haptic Prototyping Toolkit for Wearable Compression-based Interfaces
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I'm Better Off on My Own
Understanding How a Tutorial's Medium Affects Physical Skill Development
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Siloseam
A Morphogenetic Workflow for the Design and Fabrication of Inflatable Silicone Bladders
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Hybrid Microgenetic Analysis
Using Activity Codebooks to Identify and Characterize Creative Process
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Phosphenes
Crafting Resistive Heaters within Thermoreactive Composites
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A Conversation with Actuators
An Exploratory Design Environment for Hybrid Materials
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Guardians of Practice
A Contextual Inquiry of Failure-Mitigation Strategies within Creative Practices
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Hybrid Aesthetics
Design of New Media Practices within Digital Fabrication
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Illumination Aesthetics
Light as a Creative Material within Computational Design
Ellustrate
Aesthetic Electronics
Designing, Sketching, and Fabricating Circuits through Digital Exploration
Proxyprint
ProxyPrint
Supporting Crafting Practice through Physical Computational Proxies
Liveobjects
LiveObjects
Leveraging Theatricality for an Expressive Internet of Things
Hapticprint
HapticPrint
Designing Feel Aesthetics for 3D Printing
Metamorphe
MetaMorphe
Designing Expressive 3D Models for Digital Fabrication
Fl.uis
Fl.UIs
Liquid Mediated Vision-Based Touch Surfaces