Loren Terveen

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Loren Terveen

Professor, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Associate Department Head, Department of Computer Science & Engineering


Kenneth H. Keller Hall
Room 5-211
200 Union Street Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Ph.D. in Computer Sciences, University of Texas (1991)
M.S. in Computer Sciences, University of Texas (1988)
B.A. in Computer Science, Mathematics, History, University of South Dakota (1984)

Professional Background

Loren Terveen joined the Department of Computer Science & Engineering in 2002 as a professor. He was named a Distinguished McKnight University Professor in 2017 and currently serves as the Associate Department Head. Terveen received his M.S. (1988) and Ph.D. (1991) degree in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin. During his time in Texas, Terveen served as a graduate research intern for the Microelectronics and Computer Corporation. After graduation, he entered the industry as a technical staffer at AT&T Bell Labs where he served as the principal member of technical staff from 1996-2002.

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Research Interests

Terveen's research areas are social computing, human-computer interaction, and intelligent systems. He focuses on issues including detecting and addressing bias in intelligent systems, methods for doing ethical research with online communities, and integrating intelligent systems into peer production systems like Wikipedia. He has expertise in user interface design in a variety of contexts including graphical user interfaces, mobile and location-aware systems, and web search and information management.

Research Areas
Human Computer Interaction (HCI)

Current Research
Google Scholar
GroupsLens research lab

Ph.D. Graduates
Dan Cosley (2005; co-advised with John Riedl); Pamela Ludford (2007; co-advised with Joe Konstan); Reid Priedhorksy (2010); Mikhil Masli (2013); Aaron Halfaker (2013; co-advised with John Riedl); Katie Panciera (2014); Fernando Torre (2014); Shuo (Steven) Chang (2016); Tien Nguyen (2016; co-advised with Joe Konstan); Morten Warncke-Wang (2016; co-advised with Brent Hecht); Andrew Sheppard (2017); Jacob Thebault-Spieker (2017; co-advised with Brent Hecht); Hannah Miller Hillberg (2018; co-advised with Brent Hecht); Vikas Kumar (2018; co-advised with Joe Konstan); Andrew Hall (2019); Bowen Yu (2019; co-advised with Haiyi Zhu); Estelle Smith (2020); Zach Levonian (2022; co-advised with Lana Yarosh).

Teaching Subjects
Social Computing
Human-Computer Interaction
User Interface Design

Honors and Awards

2019: SIGCHI Academy
2017: McKnight Professorships
2009: ACM Distinguished Engineers, Scientists, and Members

Selected Grants
Community-Engaged Design and Implementation of a Framework for Ethical Online Communities Research
Terveen, L., Yarosh, S., Chancellor, S., Konstan, J., Lu, K.; National Science Foundation, 1/1/23-12/31/25

CHS: Small: Incorporating and Balancing Stakeholder Values in Algorithm Design
Terveen, L. G., Snyder, M. & Wu, S.; Carnegie Mellon University, 8/1/19 - 8/31/23

SoCS: Collaborative Research: Novel Algorithms and Interaction Mechanisms to Enhance Social Production
Terveen, L. G. & Walker, S. K.; National Science Foundation, 8/1/12 - 7/31/16