Harsh Deep

HCI | CS Education

Email me at harsh183 (at) 1010labs (dot) org


I like many cool things. Feel free to geek out with me.

Selected Publications and Presentations


  1. Measuring complacency in humans interacting with autonomous agents in a multi-agent system. SPIE Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Multi-Domain Operations Applications II. 10.1117/12.2559474. Sebastian S Rodriguez, Jacqueline Chen, Harsh Deep, Jaewook Jae Lee, Derrik E Asher, Erin Zaroukian
  2. Webcam Eye-Tracking Based Accessibility For ClassTranscribe. UIUC 2021 Undergraduate Research Symposium - Design Thinking and Innovation. Oral Presentation. Demo video. Harsh Deep, Joanna Huang, Rashi Dembi, Omar Khan


  1. What's This? A Voice and Touch Multimodal Approach for Ambiguity Resolution in Voice Assistants. ICMI 2021. Jaewook Lee, Sebastian Rodriguez, Raahul Natarrajan, Jacqueline Chen, Harsh Deep, Alex Kirlik
  2. Understanding of the needs of students with disabilities based on Universal Design of Learning principle. 2021 CMD-IT/ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference. Kendra Walther, Erin Carrier, Lawrence Angrave, Hongye Liu, Harsh Deep, Zhilin Zhang


Course Developer

UIUC CS 125 - Introduction to Computer Science

Spring 2019-Fall 2019

Reduced response times for homework responses about 50x using a RabbitMQ distributed cluster as well as discovered and fixed multiple security exploits affecting class grading (70% coverage)

Course Assistant

UIUC CS 199: IKP - Introduction to Kotlin Programming

Spring 2020

Established CS199: Introduction to Kotlin Programming with Prof. Geoffrey Challen, teaching Kotlin to 50+ students for the first time at UIUC. Contributed to core course content, administration and organizing final projects.

Course Associate

UIUC CS 125 - Introduction to Computer Science

Fall 2020

Led CS199: EMP (Even More Practice) as well as started and led international time zone office hours to accommodate students in other countries due to the pandemic. Pushed for changes towards better support for disabilities and gender minorities.

Head CA

UIUC CS 125 - Introduction to Computer Science

Spring 2021

Co-led a group of staff of 200+ undergraduate and graduate staff to help teach a large intro class while creating processes for accountability, documenting knowledge of practice and leading diversity related initiatives.

Founder and Head

Summer of Side Projects - 125summer.tech

Summer 2021

Created a summer series of workshops and guided projects with practical topics like chatbots or web browser extensions. I handled the organization, managed the forum, gave individualized project feedback, and held 5 different workshops (Chatbots, Web Scraping, Fancy Command Line Interfaces, Browser Extensions, and React). This led to dozens of side projects created by students over the summer.