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  • 3009 Cyber Hall
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Dr. Chris S. Crawford

Associate Professor


  • 3009 Cyber Hall
  • phone (205) 348-6378
  • Email

Research Areas


Ph.D., Computer & Information Science & Engineering, University of Florida, 2017
B.S., Computer Science, University of Alabama, 2012

Dr. Chris S. Crawford is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama’s Department of Computer Science. He directs the Human-Technology Interaction Lab (HTIL). His research focuses on human-robot interaction and Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs). He has investigated systems that provide computer applications and robots with information about a user’s cognitive state. In 2016, he developed a brain-drone racing system that was featured on over 800 news outlets including Discovery, USA Today, and the New York Times, and Forbes. Along with investigating brain-robot interaction applications, Dr. Crawford also recently developed Neuroblock, a software platform for developing neurofeedback applications.

Affiliated Areas
Computer Science

Awards and Honors

Dr. Crawford's Impact

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Alabama Power Grant Expands Black Belt STEM Program

More students in Alabama’s Black Belt will have the opportunity to learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers, thanks to a grant from the Alabama Power Foundation that is...

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National Awards for Early Career Research go to Four UA Professors

During the past academic year, four professors at The University of Alabama received national recognition early in their careers for leading-edge research that will advance knowledge and enhance the educational...

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UA researchers are developing a way for deaf and hard-of-hearing communities to interact with devices or smart environments using sign language.

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