Assistant Professor, UC Davis
Ph.D. Computer Science, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
M.A. Computer Science, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
B.A. Computer Science, National University of San Marcos, Peru
Katia Vega is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Design at the University of California, Davis, where she founded and directs the Interactive Organisms Lab. Her research leads new explorations of organisms-device symbiosis. She was a Postdoc Associate at MIT Media Lab (USA). She got her PhD and Master degree in Computer Science at PUC-Rio (Brazil). She was a researcher in the Fine Arts Department at HKBU (Hong Kong). Her undergraduate studies were done in Computer Science at UNMSM (Peru). She publishes at top-tier computer science conferences and journals including CHI, TEI, DIS, IUI and IEEE Computer. Her work has been featured by BBC, New Scientist, Wired, Discovery, CNN, and awarded by SXSW, Ars Electronica, Ubimedia Competition, among others. Springer published her book: "BeautyTechnology: Designing Seamless Interfaces for Wearable Computing”.