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Dr. Emily Hastings (she/her/hers)

Professional portrait of Emily Hastings
  • Assistant Professor
  • Computer Science

Her research addresses the technical, design, and social challenges of algorithmically grouping students into effective teams given different learning goals and at scale, and brings new innovations to the problem of algorithmic team formation. She has published papers at top-tier human-computer interaction and CS education conferences, as well as in the area of prognostics and system health management. Beyond this work, she is also interested in creativity support, e-textiles, and digital humanities.

Teaching Interests
  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • User Interface Design
  • CS 145: Programming for New Programmers
  • CS 335: Algorithms
Research and Creative Activities
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Algorithmic Team Formation
  • Computer-Supported Cooperative Work
  • CS Education
  • Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2023)
  • M.S., Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2019)
  • B.A., Computer Science, Knox College (2016)
Published Research
  • Composing Team Compositions: An Examination of Instructors' Current Algorithmic Team Formation Practices (ACM CSCW 2023)
  • A Learner-Centered Technique for Collectively Configuring Inputs for an Algorithmic Team Formation Tool (ACM SIGCSE 2022)
  • A Data-Driven Framework for Team Formation for Maintenance Tasks (IJPHM 2021)
  • LIFT: Integrating Stakeholder Voices into Algorithmic Team Formation (ACM CHI 2020)
  • Agreement Behavior of Isolated Annotators for Maintenance Work-Order Data Mining (PHM Society 2019)
  • Structure or Nurture? The Effects of Team-Building Activities and Team Composition on Team Outcomes (ACM CSCW 2018)
  • Comparing Global Link Arrangements for Dragonfly Networks (IEEE Cluster 2015)
Professional Memberships

ACM, ACM SIGCHI, Tau Beta Pi, Phi Beta Kappa

Previous Professional Experience

Guest Researcher at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)