Cesar Torres, Ph.D.

Dr. Cesar Torres is the director of The Hybrid Atelier and an Assistant Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington. As a design researcher, he synthesizes new media and craft theory into the software and hardware design of creative, tangible user interfaces. He has received multiple best paper awards at top-tier venues within HCI and is the recipient of the NSF CRII Grant, NSF REU Site Grant, and MSR Accelerate Foundational Research Grant, and the UT System STARS Award. He serves on the program committees for ACM Designing Interactive Systems (DIS), Creativity and Cognition (C&C), and Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI).

He holds degrees in Computer Science (Ph.D. '19 - UC Berkeley, B.S. '13 - Stanford), in Art Practice (B.A. '13 - Stanford), and in New Media (D.E. '19 - UC Berkeley).

To learn more about my current research works and interests, visit my lab website at The Hybrid Atelier.


Lab •  The Hybrid Atelier (ERB 281/282)

At UTA, I direct the Hybrid Atelier (ERB 281/282) a research makerspace investigating the smart creative environment. The atelier is a site of creative inquiry for mixed-reality user interfaces, human-motion capture and analysis, and exploratory engineering of interactive clay, glass, and printmaking practices.


Course No./Syllabus Semester Time Location
CSE 1320
Intermediate Programming (3 units)
Spring 2024 12:30PM - 1:50PM TuTh NH229
Programming concepts beyond basic control and data structures. Emphasis is given to data structures, including linked lists and trees, as well as modular design consistent with software engineering principles. CSE 1320 is a continuation of the concepts presented in CSE 1310.
CSE 3392
Special Topics in CS: Intro to Human-Computer Interaction (3 units)
Spring 2024 2:00PM - 3:20PM TuTh NH229
Tech Elective: CS & SE
Introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Human-Computer Interaction. Studio-based course that bridges cognitive science, ethnography, and anthropology to provide a profound understanding of user experience, while concurrently fostering frontend development skills in software, hardware, and wireless communication for the crafting of state-of-the-art user interfaces. Emphasizing a human-centered design ethos, the course encourages the design of interfaces that are not only functional but also meaningful and critically reflective.