Winslow Burleson

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Assistant Professor, School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering
Arizona State University
PO Box 878809
Tempe, AZ 85287-8809


Winslow Burleson received his PhD from the MIT Media Lab, Affective Computing Group. He joined ASU's Computer Systems Engineering and the Arts, Media, and Engineering graduate program in 2006.

At MIT he was involved with the Context-Aware Computing Group and the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at the Harvard Business School. He is a National Academies of Science Kavli Fellow and National Science Foundation Panelist. He was a Senior Research Scientist at Deutsche Telekom Laboratories and Research Staff Member at IBM's Almaden Research Center where he was awarded nine patents. Awarded a Master of Science degree at Stanford University's Mechanical Engineering Product Design Program, he taught brainstorming, creativity, innovation, and visual thinking within that department. Prior work included curriculum development at the SETI Institute, Co-Principal Investigator on the Hubble Space Telescope's Investigation of Binary Asteroids, and consultant to UNICEF and the World Scout Bureau on Healthy Lifestyles for Youth. He holds a bachelor's degree in Bio-Physics from Rice University.


human-computer interaction; creativity; innovation; well-being; design engineering; exploration; gaming; educational technology; biophysics; emerging technologies; informatics; recreation; citizen actions; nanotechnology


PhD, Media Arts and Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006

MSE, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1997

BA, Biophysics, Rice University, 1995