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Shaundra Daily

Shaundra Daily

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

My most significant contributions to science and engineering include: 1) developing new methods to utilize a virtual environment and movement as an embodied pedagogical approach to support computational thinking; 2) Integrating applications of affective computing into classrooms and promoting  public conversations around emotions, privacy, and trust, and 3) enhancing  the diversity of the field by engaging wide and diverse audiences in the practice of computing and specifically recruiting and mentoring women and minorities into the field.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Associate Professor of the Practice of Computer Science
  • Core Faculty in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 101 Science Dr, Fciemas 3577, Durham, NC 27705
  • Office Phone: (202) 922-7339
  • Email Address:
  • Websites:


  • Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010

Research Interests

Human-centered design and engineering, affective computing, broadening participation in STEM, interaction design and evaluation for technology-rich learning environments 

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Extraordinary Educator Award . Delta Alpha Pi. 2015
  • Technology, Instruction, Cognition and Learning Early Career Research Award . American Education Research Association. 2015
  • Emerging Scholar . Diverse Issues in Higher Education . 2013
  • Epsilon Award - Most Promising Technologist . Black Data Processing Association. 2013
  • Scholar . Clemson Institute for the Advancement of Healthcare . 2012
  • Fellow. Samsung. 2007
  • Fellow. Stanford University - LIFE Center. 2007
  • Graduate Community Fellow - Women's Initiatives. Massachusetts Institute of Technology . 2006
  • Fellow. Delta Airlines. 2003
  • Sean A. Pittman Award for Outstanding Service to the African American Community . Florida State University. 2001
  • Member. Tau Beta Pi. 2000
  • Torchbearer. National Society of Black Engineers . 2000
  • Seminole Torchbearer. Florida State University . 1998

Courses Taught

  • ECE 110L9: Fundamentals of Electrical and Computer Engineering - Lab
  • ECE 110L: Fundamentals of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 493: Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • EGR 103L9: Computational Methods in Engineering (Lab)
  • EGR 103L: Computational Methods in Engineering

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Daily, S; James, MT; Cherry, D; Porter, JJ; Darnell, SS; Isaac, J; Roy, T, Affective Computing: Historial Foundations, Current Applications, and Future Trends (2017) [abs].
  • Volante, M; Babu, SV; Chaturvedi, H; Newsome, N; Ebrahimi, E; Roy, T; Daily, SB; Fasolino, T, Effects of Virtual Human Appearance Fidelity on Emotion Contagion in Affective Inter-Personal Simulations, Ieee Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol 22 no. 4 (2016), pp. 1326-1335 [10.1109/TVCG.2016.2518158] [abs].
  • Daily, SB; Leonard, AE; Jörg, S; Babu, S; DSouza, N; Parmar, D; Gundersen, K; Isaac, J; Acker, S, Combating Perceptions of Computer Scientists: A Short-term Intervention, Proceedings of the 47th ACM Technical Symposium on Computing Science Education (2016), pp. 686-686 [abs].
  • Thomas, J; Daily, SB; Streeter, M, Supporting Students of Color in Learning Computer Science, Proceedings of the 47th ACM Technical Symposium on Computing Science Education (2016), pp. 706-706 [abs].
  • Parmar, D; Isaac, J; Babu, SV; D'Souza, N; Leonard, AE; Jörg, S; Gundersen, K; Daily, SB, Programming moves: Design and evaluation of applying embodied interaction in virtual environments to enhance computational thinking in middle school students, 2016 IEEE Virtual Reality (VR) (2016), pp. 131-140 [abs].