Gustavo Umbelino

gustavo [at] u [dot] northwestern [dot] edu

Computer-Supported Cooperative Work

Human-Computer Interaction

Northwestern University

Spring 2021

Wrote a letter to the editor at the Daily Northwestern based on a template from DefaultVeg. Interested? Become an embassador!
Became a Multiplicador at Politize! Embaixada Curitiba.
Presenting at CHI 2021 preliminary results of my first PhD project on May 12-13. Check out my 5-min video presentation.

Winter 2021

Helped found Indivisible Northwestern, a student-led chapter of the Indivisible network of political activist organizations.
I was selected as a Design Research Cluster Fellow 2020-2021! This is an interdisciplinary research group at Northwestern University working on exciting design-based research projects.

Winter 2020


Fall 2019

Started at the Delta Lab! Working with Liz Gerber and Matt Easterday on topics around collective innovation and design education to support the next generations of global social innovators.
Presented a ProtoTeams poster at CSCW 2019 in Austin, TX.
Published my first Medium post, A Guide to Studying Abroad, inspired by interviewing Brazilian high school students. Lots to improve on, but I'm glad I did it. Excited to continue writing. I'd love to hear your feedback :)

Summer 2019

Back in San Diego. Excited to be working full-time on ProtoTeams (aka Dynamic) with Sam Blake and Amy Luo. We are distributing surveys, conducting interviews, running a field study, and submitting the results of our work to CSCW 2020!

Spring 2019

你好!I am taking Mandarin classes in Taipei at the MLC! Interested? Check out their scholarship program!

Working with Sam Blake, Vivian Ta, and Eric Truong on Dynamic (see Fall 2018).

Accepted my offer to join the Technology and Social Behavior program at Northwestern University!

Winter 2019

Teaching assistant for Scott Klemmer's Interaction Design course.

Fall 2018

Research lead in the Protolab advised by Steven Dow. My team and I are creating a team formation tool to support rapid social interactions in co-located settings, such as classrooms, civic hackathons, and other public events.

Research assistant in Christine Harris' Lab.

Attended CSCW 2018 as a student volunteer on November 3-7 in NYC (~NJ)!

Summer 2018

Research assistant in the CHIMPS Lab at Carnegie Mellon University. My advisors are Jason Hong and Laura Dabbish! I am also working closely with Cori Faklaris and Rosie Sun. We are investigating the role of social influence on privacy behaviors online.