Alan Lundgard

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I'm a PhD student at MIT CSAIL. I'm centrally interested in human-computer interaction — especially, social computing systems, data visualization, and web accessibility.

Previously, I studied visual art and design at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, and worked for a couple of years in the New York Times news and graphics departments.

Recently, I graduated from the University of Michigan, where I triple-majored in computer science, math, and philosophy. I've had the privilege of working with some really inspiring people — namely, Professors Walter Lasecki, Jia Deng, and Peter Railton. I'm very grateful for their encouragement and support.

Outside of research, I enjoy visiting museums, following current events, and having a friendly debate at the coffee shop.


  • June 2018: One paper conditionally accepted to UIST 2018.
  • April 2018: I will do my PhD in computer science at MIT CSAIL.
  • December 2017: One first-author paper accepted to CHI 2018.
  • December 2017: One paper accepted to IUI 2018.
  • September 2017: I started a software engineering position at UofM CSE.
  • April 2016: I was admitted to the L&FE Summer School at Carnegie Mellon.


Steve Oney, Alan Lundgard, Rebecca Krosnick, Michael Nebeling, Walter S. Lasecki. Improving Web Accessibility Through a Shared Browsing Architecture. ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST 2018)

Alan Lundgard, Yiwei Yang, Maya L. Foster, Walter S. Lasecki. Bolt: Instantaneous Crowdsourcing via Just-in-Time Training. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018)

Jean Y. Song, Raymond Fok, Alan Lundgard, Fan Yang, Walter S. Lasecki. Two Tools are Better Than One: Tool Diversity as a Means of Improving Aggregate Crowd Performance. ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2018)