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Associate Professor

Computer Science

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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.

Honors and Awards

  • NSF CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2021

Areas of Research