Amy Ko

Professor at The Information School, University of Washington

Seattle, Washington, USA / Danish and Chinese

👩 She/her/hers

🎓 Carnegie Mellon University - Doctor of Philosophy
Oregon State University - Honors Bachelor of Science, Computer Science and Psychology

😁 Amy loves cats! Her childhood cats were Squirt, Snickers, Kirby, Mikey, and Hairy, and my adulthood cats were Phoebe, Trouble, and now Boomy. They inspire Amy to prioritize self care.

Amy Ko

Amy studies how people learn about the power of computing and how to use computing to promote social justice. Computer science is transforming education!


Amy’s work examines how students, teachers, and professional developers struggle to understand computing and harness it for equity and justice. It has impacted the tools that professionals use to make software, the technologies and curricula that teachers and students use to learn CS, and the policies that shape who gets access to high quality CS education.

Amy Ko


Watch: CSforSocialJustice Panel Discussion


  • How do people promote social justice through computer science? 

  • What are some biases present in technology? 

  • What are social justice issues you care about?

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