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George Mason University

Thomas LaToza

Assistant Professor, Computer Science

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  • 703-993-1677 (office)
  • Nguyen Engineering Building, 4431
    4400 University Drive, MS 4A5
    Fairfax, VA 22030

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Thomas LaToza has taught at George Mason University since 2015. He works at the intersection of software engineering and human-computer interaction, investigating how humans interact with code and designing new ways to build software. He served as co-chair of the Seventh Workshop on the Evaluation and Usability of Programming Languages and Tools, guest editor of the IEEE Software Theme Issue on Crowdsourcing for Software Engineering, and as co-chair of the Fourth International Workshop on Crowdsourcing in Software Engineering. He is a recipient of the 2019 NSF Career Award. His 2006 paper on Maintaining Mental Models was recognized as a Google Scholar Classic Paper.


PhD, Software Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University (2012)

BS, Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2004)

BS, Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2004)

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Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor




Selected Publications

Journal Article

Microtask Programming

Published on April 5, 2018

Crowdsourcing for Software Engineering

Published on March 28, 2017