Ben Shapiro

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Name: Ben Shapiro

Bio: Ben Shapiro is an Assistant Professor in the ATLAS Institute, the Department of Computer Science and, by courtesy, in the School of Education and the Department of Information Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. His research group, the Laboratory for Playful Computation, investigates how to enable kids from diverse backgrounds to learn computer science through collaborative, creative expression and through the design of networked technologies to solve problems in their homes and communities. He received his PhD in Learning Sciences from Northwestern University and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin—Madison.

Country: United States

Affiliation: University of Colorado, Boulder

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VL/HCC 2020Committee Member in Program Committee within the Research Papers-track
Convivial Computing Salon 2020Committee Member in Program Committee within the Salon 2020-track
TyDe 2019Author of Flexible Structure Editing of Well-Typed Expressions within the TyDe 2019-track
BLOCKS+ 2018Author of Thinking Outside the Blocks within the BLOCKS+-track
SPLASH 2018Committee Member in Program Committee within the SPLASH-E-track