Andrés Monroy-Hernández is joining the Computer Science faculty in the Fall of 2021. His work focuses on the design and study of social computing systems that help people connect and collaborate in new ways. He is recruiting students to join a new research initiative focused on reimagining the Future of Work.
He is currently a Principal Research Scientist at Snap Inc, where he manages the human-computing interaction research team, working on new uses of Augmented Reality. He is also an affiliate professor at the University of Washington with appointments in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering and the departments of Communication and Human Centered Design & Engineering.
Previously, he was at Microsoft Research, where he led the development of Microsoft's first hybrid AI conversational assistant, and at MIT, where led the creation of the Scratch online community that helps young people learn to program. The technologies he has created are now used by millions of people.
His research has received best paper awards at CHI, CSCW, HCOMP, and ICWSM and featured in The New York Times, CNN, Wired, BBC, and The Economist. Andrés was named one of the 35 Innovators under 35 by the MIT Technology Review magazine in Latin America, and one the most influential Latinos in Tech by CNET. Andrés was the technical program co-chair for ACM CSCW 2018, ACM Collective Intelligence 2019. He is an editor for CSCW and a member of the CSCW steering committee.
He holds a master's and Ph.D. from MIT and a BS from Tec de Monterrey in México.
- Guo, A., Cranbek, I., Murphy, H., Monroy-Hernández, A. Vaish, R. (2019) Blocks: Collaborative and Persistent Augmented Reality Experiences. In Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (UbiComp '19).
- Liu, F., Esparza, M., Pavolvskia, M., Kaufman, G. Dabbish, L., Monroy-Hernández, A. (2019) Animo: Sharing Biosignals on a Smartwatch for Lightweight Social Connection. In Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (UbiComp '19).
- Cranshaw, J. B., Elwany, E., Newman, T., Kocielnik, R., Yu, B. Soni, S., Teevan, J., Monroy-Hernández, A. (2017) Calendar.help: Designing a Workflow-Based Scheduling Agent with Humans in the Loop. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '17).
- Hill, B. M., Monroy-Hernández, A. (2017) A longitudinal dataset of five years of public activity in the Scratch online community. Nature, Scientific Data 4, Article number: 170002.
- Cranshaw, J., Monroy-Hernández, A., Needham, S.A. (2016) Journeys & Notes: Designing Social Computing for Non-Places. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '16).
- Agapie, E., Teevan, J. Monroy-Hernández, A. (2015) Crowdsourcing in the Field: A Case Study Using Local Crowds for Event Reporting. In Proceedings of the Third AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP '15).
- Glassman, E.L., Kim, J., Monroy-Hernández, A., Morris, M.R. (2015) Mudslide: A Spatially Anchored Census of Student Confusion for Online Lecture Videos. In Proceedings the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '15).
- De Choudhury, M., Monroy-Hernández, A., Mark, G. (2014) "Narco" Emotions: Affect and Desensitization in Social Media during the Mexican Drug War. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '14).
- Monroy-Hernández, A., De Choudhury, M., Kiciman, E., boyd, d., Counts, S. (2013). The New War Correspondents: The Rise of Civic Media Curation in Urban Warfare. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW '13)
- Hu, Y., Farnham, S., Monroy-Hernández, A. (2013). Whoo.ly: Facilitating Information Seeking For Hyperlocal Communities Using Social Media. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '13).
- Monroy-Hernández, A., Hill, B.M, González-Rivero, J., boyd, d. (2011). Computers can't give credit: How automatic attribution falls short in an online remixing community. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '11).
- Bernstein, M.S., Monroy-Hernández, A., Harry, D., André, P., Panovich, K., Vargas, G. (2011). 4chan and /b/: An Analysis of Anonymity and Ephemerality in a Large Online Community. In Proceedings of the AAAI International Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM '11)
- Resnick, M., Maloney, J., Monroy-Hernández, A., et al. (2009). Scratch: Programming for All. Communications of the ACM, 52, 11, 60-67