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.