Cesar Torres

Assistant Professor
Computer Science

Cesar Torres

Bio

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).

Projects

Reu Projects
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Clay 3D Printing
Hybrid Workflows Track
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Assistive Light Projection
Hybrid Workflows Track
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Biomaterial Fabrication
Smart Material Toolkits Track
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Computer-aided Translation
Hybrid Workflows Track
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Conductive Soft and Metamaterials
Smart Material Toolkits Track
Published Projects
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ShatterModel
Leveraging Proxemics to Design Human-AI Interactions in Adverse Environments
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Computational Slip Casting
Navigating Clay Practices within Digital Fabrication
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BridgeIt
Crossing the Knowledge Gaps Between Maker Communities of Practice
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Castura
A Versatile Silicone Microtexture Fabrication Technique Using Laser-Engraved Micromolds
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Thermoplastic Kilnforms
Extending Glass Kilnforming Techniques to Thermoplastic Materials using Ontology-Driven Design
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BraidFlow
A Flow-annotated Dataset of Kumihimo Braidmaking Activity
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Tacit Descriptions
Uncovering Ambiguity in Crowdsourced Descriptions of Motions and Materials
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Cogcues
Shifting Perception through Interactive Projected Cues in Still Life Drawing
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Proto-Pack
A Procedural Modular Prototyping Toolkit for Sustainable Packaging Design
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Embr
A Creative Framework for Hand Embroidered Liquid Crystal Textile Displays
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Glaze Epochs
Understanding How Material Knowledge is Externalized in a Ceramics Studio
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Compressables
A Haptic Prototyping Toolkit for Wearable Compression-based Interfaces
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I'm Better Off on My Own
Understanding How a Tutorial's Medium Affects Physical Skill Development
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Siloseam
A Morphogenetic Workflow for the Design and Fabrication of Inflatable Silicone Bladders
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Hybrid Microgenetic Analysis
Using Activity Codebooks to Identify and Characterize Creative Process
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Phosphenes
Crafting Resistive Heaters within Thermoreactive Composites
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A Conversation with Actuators
An Exploratory Design Environment for Hybrid Materials
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Guardians of Practice
A Contextual Inquiry of Failure-Mitigation Strategies within Creative Practices
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Hybrid Aesthetics
Design of New Media Practices within Digital Fabrication
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Illumination Aesthetics
Light as a Creative Material within Computational Design
Ellustrate
Aesthetic Electronics
Designing, Sketching, and Fabricating Circuits through Digital Exploration
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ProxyPrint
Supporting Crafting Practice through Physical Computational Proxies
Liveobjects
LiveObjects
Leveraging Theatricality for an Expressive Internet of Things
Hapticprint
HapticPrint
Designing Feel Aesthetics for 3D Printing
Metamorphe
MetaMorphe
Designing Expressive 3D Models for Digital Fabrication
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Fl.UIs
Liquid Mediated Vision-Based Touch Surfaces