ICTD Faculty and Curriculum


In addition to the ATLAS faculty listed here, the following faculty members are also directly engaged with the ICTD Master’s program:

Dale Hatfield, Spectrum Initiative Co-Director, is currently a Senior Fellow at the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship and an Adjunct Professor in the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program – both at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Prior to joining the University of Colorado, Hatfield was the Chief of the Office of Engineering and Technology at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and, immediately before that, he was Chief Technologist at the Agency.  Hatfield has nearly fifty years of experience in telecommunications policy and regulation, spectrum management and related areas. He holds a BS in electrical engineering from Case Institute of Technology and an MS in Industrial Management from Purdue University. In May, 2008, Hatfield was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree by the University of Colorado for, inter alia, his commitment to the development of interdisciplinary telecommunications studies. 

Shaun Kane, Affiliate Professor, Computer Science, Information Science is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. His primary research interests are accessible user interfaces and mobile human-computer interaction. His research explores ways to make mobile devices easier to use, especially for people with disabilities and people in distracting environments. He received his Ph.D. in 2011 from The Information School at the University of Washington.

Clayton Lewis, Affiliate Professor, Computer Science is Professor of Computer Science and Fellow of the Institute of Cognitive Science. He is well known for his research on evaluation methods in user interface design. Two methods to which he and his colleagues have contributed, the thinking aloud method and the cognitive walkthrough, are in regular use in software development organizations around the world. He has also contributed to cognitive assistive technology, to programming language design, to educational technology, and to cognitive theory in causal attribution and learning. He was named University of Colorado President’s Teaching Scholar in 1989, a life title signifying the University’s highest award for teaching. Lewis earned a BA in mathematics from Princeton University, an MS from MIT, for interdisciplinary study in mathematics and linguistics, and a PhD from the University of Michigan in experimental psychology. He was elected to the ACM CHI Academy in 2009, recognizing his contributions to the field of human-computer interaction. In 2011 he was further recognized by the ACM CHI Social Impact Award, for his work on technology for people with cognitive, language, and learning disabilities.

Mustafa Naseem, ICTD Expert in Residence, is an instructor at the ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder. Mustafa’s interests lie at the intersection of technology, policy and entrepreneurship geared towards solving global development challenges. His recent work has focused on the use of ICT in Global Health, and Water and Sanitation (WASH) sectors. Prior to joining ATLAS, Mustafa was the founding Director of the Innovations for Poverty Alleviation Lab (IPAL) in Lahore, Pakistan. Mustafa has also served as Co-Lead Instructor at International Development Design Summits (IDDS),  hands-on design experiences that bring together people from all walks of life to create low-cost, practical innovations to improve the lives of people living in poverty. He was the inaugural Technical Lead for the MIT Global Startup Labs South Africa Program, where he taught Android App Development to graduate and undergraduate students at the  University of the Witwatersrand South Africa. He received his Master’s in ICTD from the ATLAS Institute, University of Colorado Boulder on a Fulbright Scholarship. 

Heather Underwood, Adjunct Professor is an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus, and the Associate Director of a new interdisciplinary initiative at UC Denver – “Inworks”. Inworks draws together faculty, staff and students from across the two campuses, as well as entrepreneurs and leaders from industry, government, education and the community, to address problems of importance to human society. Inworks focuses on using innovative technologies and rapid prototyping tools to collaboratively design, build, and test solutions and potential products. Heather personally is focused on creating a strong biotech and longevity-focused component of Inworks, and would love to hear from you if you are interested in becoming a mentor-in-residence or would like to lead a seminar or workshop in one of these areas utilizing our facility and resources. Heather received her undergraduate degree in computer science from the University of Washington, her PhD in technology, media, and society from ATLAS at the University of Colorado Boulder, and completed the course requirements for a masters degree in public health. Her current research interests include biotech, life-extension technologies, and global health.

Tom Yeh, Affiliate Professor, Computer Science is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. He leads the Sikuli Lab where he is training a team of talented students to conduct cutting-edge research to make computers see better and interact with humans more naturally. One example is Sikuli Script, a GUI automation tool based on screenshots. Since its release as open-source software in 2010, it has been downloaded more than 200,000 times and used by a large community of users for a variety of purposes such as testing, IT automation, scraping, data transfer, and gaming.  Tom received his PhD from MIT where he did research on interactive computer vision algorithms that enable the creation of several novel search and automation applications. He spent three years at the University of Maryland College Park to receive postdoctoral training in interdisciplinary research involving human-centered computing, computer vision, and software engineering.






For more information, email ATLAS Graduate Program Advisor..

The ICTD professional masters track follows the tuition and fee schedule for the College of Engineering Professional Masters for students beginning the program in the fall of 2016 and later. The most current rates can be found on the bursar’s website.