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Current Position

I am currently a Professor and Chair of the Computational Media Department, Jack Baskin School of Engineering, University of California Santa Cruz.

Contact detail:

Mailing address: SOE-3, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Physical Office: Engineering 2 building, UCSC Santa Cruz campus, Room 371.
Phone: +1-831-459-1037 (but email is preferred)
Email: skurnia (at)

My lab is called ASSIST, which stands for Assistive Sociotechnical Solutions for Individuals with Special needs using Technology. The website is being redesigned, so here is a PDF document that describes what we do, recent as of May 13, 2020.


Past Appointments