Academic Panels and Workshops Deputy Chair, Christian Lopez


Christian López

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Lafayette College



Christian López is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science with an affiliation in Mechanical Engineering at Lafayette College. He earned his PhD from the Pennsylvania State University and his Master from RIT. Before pursuing his career in academia, he worked in both the Service and Manufacturing sectors.

His research interests are in the design and optimization of intelligent decision support systems and persuasive technologies to augment human proficiencies. In other words, he works on designing and creating systems to help make better decisions and help improve task performance by integrating technologies and methods from science and engineering, such as Machine Learning and Virtual Reality. In some cases, these systems need to be able to motivate individuals as well; hence, the use of persuasive technologies like gamification.