Rob Thompson 

Teaching Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Rob Thompson​Rob is a new teaching assistant professor, having recently completed his doctorate and a year of teaching at the University of Washington. At Mines he will be focusing on welcoming students in the 101 class and developing the department’s new Human-Computer Interaction class. During his time at UW he studied educational reading and writing software for learning-disabled children, accessible programming environments for dyslexics, collaborative problem solving systems, and even a little neutrino physics. He has also worked in industry at Zillow. His hobbies include cooking, hiking, video games, anime and generally being a big nerd.




  • B.S. Computer Science and Physics, University of Washington, 2011
  • M.S. Computer Science, University of Washington, 2013
  • Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Washington, 2019


My research focuses on accessibility, computer science education, human computer interaction, blocks-based programming, and computer-supported cooperative work (cscw).