Barbara Ericson

Director of Computing Outreach and Senior Research Scientist
Research Areas: 
Computer science education research.

Barbara Ericson is a senior research scientist at Georgia Tech and a PhD candidate in Human Centered Computing. She is passionate about making high-quality computing education available to all interested students, from fourth grade through undergraduate education.  To accomplish this goal, she created a financially self-sustaining summer camp model, led teacher professional development, developed materials for teachers, created and tested new types of adaptive programming practice problems, and created projects to help underrepresented students succeed in Advanced Placement courses.  She also has industry experience in 3d graphics, artificial intelligence, and user experience.