Katie A. Siek
BECA (Borg Early Career Award)
Katie Siek is an assistant professor in Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her primary research interests are in human computer interaction, health informatics, and ubiquitous computing. More specifically, her research examines how technology can enable people to proactively manage their own health. Professor Siek’s research has been disseminated in 27 peer-reviewed publications and 23 invited research talks. The best part of her job is collaborating with brilliant students – 5 Ph.D. students (2 women), 13 M.S. students (3 women), 10 B.S. students (9 women, 2 first-generation college students), and 1 female high school student.
Dr. Siek is on the ACM-W Council and is currently a co-editor for the ACM-W Newsletter. She collaboratively developed a workshop series to train students and staff members from other universities about starting K-12 outreach programs. In addition, she is on the college’s Diversity Action Committee and advises underrepresented and first-generation college students.
Dr. Siek’s research is supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and a National Science Foundation CAREER award. She earned her PhD and MS in computer science from Indiana University Bloomington and her BS in computer science from Eckerd College. She was a National Physical Science Consortium Fellow at Indiana University.