Alan Borning

Professor Emeritus in the Department of Computer Science  & Engineering at the University of Washington
Alan Borning is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Computer Science  & Engineering at the University of Washington.   His research  interests for the first half of his career were primarily  in constraint-based and object-oriented languages and applications; he  was also one of the founding members of Computer Professionals for  Social Responsibility in the early 1980s.  More recently he worked on  human computer interaction and value sensitive design; some example  projects include the UrbanSim urban simulation system, OneBusAway (a set  of tools that provide real-time transit information), the Living Voters  Guide (an experiment in social media and civic engagement), and  critiques and alternatives to surveillance capitalism for providing IT  services.  He received a BA from Reed College in 1971, and a PhD in  computer science from Stanford University in 1979, co-advised by Alan  Kay and Terry Winograd. Awards include a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award  for lecturing and research in Australia, and being named a Fellow of the  Association for Computing Machinery in 2001.