The UC Santa Cruz Kraw Lecture Series presents: Designing human AI-ecosystems for education, work, and community

Join Professor David Lee as he delves into the art of designing ecosystems to help navigate the rapid currents of change. Discover how he has expanded student learning opportunities through hands-on projects, connecting education with real-world social innovation. Explore the role of AI in enhancing learning and collaboration alongside reflections on fostering more human-centered human-AI interactions.

Professor Lee doesn't just speak from theory; he shares practical insights gained from growing the Tech4Good lab which involves over 120 undergraduate students each quarter. These students explore user research, UI/UX design, web development, and AI, all while making a tangible impact on hundreds within the community. Join us as Professor Lee paints a vision for reshaping education, work, and community engagement, all geared towards nurturing individuals' true potential and contributions.

Our Speaker

David T. Lee is an assistant professor of computational media at UC Santa Cruz, where he directs the Tech4Good Lab. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University and a B.S. from the California Institute of Technology. His research centers on designing human-AI ecosystems for education, work, and community engagement, and on supporting experiential, community-engaged passion-driven learning. He founded and directs several student programs including the Tech4Good Collaboratory, a Course-Based Community Consultancy, and the Exploratory Reading Group program, each of which provides rich learning experiences to hundreds of students as early as their first year. His work has received awards at AAAI HCOMP and ACM CHI, been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), and has been deployed to serve students, communities, and governments. He has received a Baskin Engineering Teaching Excellence Award, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, Accel Leadership Fellowship, Santa Cruz Titans of Tech Award, Brown Institute for Media Innovation Magic Grant (x2), Google Scholars Research Award, Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) Network Challenge, and NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education Grant (x2).

Dial-In Information

In-person Registration 5:30-7 Doors open at 5:30

Virtual Registration 6-7 Program begins at 6

Wednesday, March 13 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm

UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Campus 3175 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Invited Audience

Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Prospective Students, General Public, Graduate Students


Science & Technology


Free Admission

Baskin School of Engineering, Physical and Biological Sciences Division
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