Christine Alvarado

Associate Professor

On Leave
(909) 607-0443
Research Area:
Artificial Intelligence and Human Computer Interaction

Christine Alvarado obtained her AB in Computer Science from Dartmouth in 1998. She then went on to MIT to get an SM in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 2000, and her PhD in Computer Science in 2004. As part of her master's research, she developed a sketch recognition tool, ASSIST, which would convert drawings into two-dimensional mechanical simulations. Her doctoral work was done with the Design Rationale Group in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab at MIT. Her doctoral thesis, "Multi-domain Sketch Understanding," was involved in building a sketch recognition system that combines shape and contextual information in a given domain to provide robust recognition, enabling the creation of sketch recognition user interfaces, or SkRUIs. In 2005, she joined the Computer Science Dept. faculty at Harvey Mudd College. Her present research focuses upon developing LogiSketch, a sketch recognition tool for logic circuits.