Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro he/him

Associate Professor of Computer Science

University of Washington

About Me

I am a professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. I am a learning scientist, and my research often focuses on helping youth learn computer science.

I am also a researcher in Apple’s Human-Centered Machine Learning organization.

  • PhD in Learning Sciences, 2009

    Northwestern University

  • BA in Independent Studies, 2002

    University of California San Diego

Recent Publications

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(2023). Collaborative Machine Learning Model Building with Families Using Co-ML. Proceedings of the 22nd Annual ACM Interaction Design and Children Conference.

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(2023). Improving Computing Education Research through Valuing Design. Communications of the ACM.

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(2023). Middle schoolers' trajectories of identification and wayfaring through a pet science workshop. Proceedings of the 2023 International Conference of the Learning Sciences.


(2023). Reconfiguring Science Education through Caring Human Inquiry and Design with Pets. Journal of the Learning Sciences.

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(2023). Taking play and tinkering seriously in AI education: cases from Drag vs AI teen workshops. Learning, Media and Technology.

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