Program Committee
Designing Technologies to Support Human Problem Solving

Workshop Organizers

Narges Mahyar (co-chair)
Dr. Mahyar received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Victoria. After that, and until August 2018 she has been a postdoctoral fellow in the Design Lab of the University of California San Diego. She is starting as an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in September, 2018. Her research investigates real-world complex sociotechnical problems related to civic decision making processes by combining experimental, observational, and computational approaches.
Sandra B. Fan (co-chair)
Dr. Fan completed her Ph.D. at the University of Washington after developing the Co-Solve system for collaborative problem solving online. Co-Solve supported both problem posers and problem solvers, and solvers could participate in multiple roles. Dr. Fan is currently a software engineer at Google Seattle.
Steven Tanimoto (co-chair)
Dr. Tanimoto has served as a steering committee member of the VL/HCC meeting series, and as program chair or co-general chair of the conference in particular years. He is on the faculty of the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, teaching courses on problem solving and on artificial intelligence. He is particularly interested in computational methodologies that support humans engaging with global challenges such as climate change.