Cesar Torres

Assistant Professor
Computer Science

Cesar Torres


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 Broadening Participation in Engineering committee within the College of Engineering and CSE Department, and is part of the McNair Fellowship committee at UTA.


Reu Projects
Clay.png ha
Clay 3D Printing
Hybrid Workflows Track
Group 1  11 .png ha
Assistive Light Projection
Hybrid Workflows Track
Group 1  8 .png ha
Biomaterial Fabrication
Smart Material Toolkits Track
Image 5 copy.jpg ha
Computer-aided Translation
Hybrid Workflows Track
Group 101.png ha
Conductive Soft and Metamaterials
Smart Material Toolkits Track
Published Projects
Screen shot 2023 10 18 at 3.05.22 pm.png ha
Leveraging Proxemics to Design Human-AI Interactions in Adverse Environments
Nozzle.png ha
Computational Slip Casting
Navigating Clay Practices within Digital Fabrication
Screen shot 2023 10 18 at 1.41.36 pm.png ha
Crossing the Knowledge Gaps Between Maker Communities of Practice
Screen shot 2023 10 18 at 1.59.10 pm.png ha
A Versatile Silicone Microtexture Fabrication Technique Using Laser-Engraved Micromolds
Img 1480  1 .png ha
Thermoplastic Kilnforms
Extending Glass Kilnforming Techniques to Thermoplastic Materials using Ontology-Driven Design
Img 5625 1  1 .png ha
A Flow-annotated Dataset of Kumihimo Braidmaking Activity
Img 3680.png ha
Tacit Descriptions
Uncovering Ambiguity in Crowdsourced Descriptions of Motions and Materials
Website teaser.png ha
Shifting Perception through Interactive Projected Cues in Still Life Drawing
Website protopack.png ha
A Procedural Modular Prototyping Toolkit for Sustainable Packaging Design
Embr  1 .png ha
A Creative Framework for Hand Embroidered Liquid Crystal Textile Displays
Glazeepoch2.png ha
Glaze Epochs
Understanding How Material Knowledge is Externalized in a Ceramics Studio
0a0a1396.jpg ha
A Haptic Prototyping Toolkit for Wearable Compression-based Interfaces
Ccuserstudy 1.png ha
I'm Better Off on My Own
Understanding How a Tutorial's Medium Affects Physical Skill Development
Tangible light.png ha
A Morphogenetic Workflow for the Design and Fabrication of Inflatable Silicone Bladders
Screen shot 2019 04 11 at 10.38.18 am.png
Hybrid Microgenetic Analysis
Using Activity Codebooks to Identify and Characterize Creative Process
Crafting Resistive Heaters within Thermoreactive Composites
Cwa thumbnail.jpg
A Conversation with Actuators
An Exploratory Design Environment for Hybrid Materials
Guardians of Practice
A Contextual Inquiry of Failure-Mitigation Strategies within Creative Practices
Hybrid Aesthetics
Design of New Media Practices within Digital Fabrication
Illumination Aesthetics
Light as a Creative Material within Computational Design
Aesthetic Electronics
Designing, Sketching, and Fabricating Circuits through Digital Exploration
Supporting Crafting Practice through Physical Computational Proxies
Leveraging Theatricality for an Expressive Internet of Things
Designing Feel Aesthetics for 3D Printing
Designing Expressive 3D Models for Digital Fabrication
Liquid Mediated Vision-Based Touch Surfaces