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Jerry Fails

Graduate Coordinator, Graduate College
Associate Professor, Computer Science
Boise State University

City Center Plaza Room 258
(208) 426-5783

Jerry’s Personal Website


Ph.D. in Computer Science – University of Maryland
MS in Computer Science – Brigham Young University
BS in Computer Science – Brigham Young University


Research Presentation
KidsTeam Movie

Research Interests

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI); Child-Computer Interaction; Participatory Design with Children; Online Search for Children; Privacy & Security For Children; XR for Children; Finding, Analyzing and Making Sense Of Data/Information (for Children); Informal Science Experiences For Children, Fitness Technologies For Children

Current Projects

CAST – Child Adaptive Search Tool (NSF# 1763649); Fitness Technologies for Children (KidFit); Security/Privacy for Children; Intergenerational Design Team (KidsTeam)

Current Students

Dhanush kumar Ratakonda – PhD in Computing
Brody Downs (MS in CS)
Anud Sharma (MS in CS)
Dominic Wayda (MS in CS)