Leah Buchley

Associate Professor

Leah Buechley is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science, with a joint appointment in the Organization, Information and Learning Sciences, at the University of New Mexico. Her work explores the intersection of computer science, art, design, and learning. Her goal is to engage broad and diverse audiences in understanding, designing, and building technology for themselves. She has done foundational work in paper- and fabric-based electronics and her inventions include the LilyPad Arduino, a construction kit for sew-able computing. Previously, she was an associate professor at the MIT Media Lab, where she founded and directed the High-Low Tech group. Her research was the recipient of an NSF CAREER award and the 2017 Edith Ackerman award for Interaction Design and Children. Leah received a PhD in computer science from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a BA in physics from Skidmore College. At both institutions she also studied dance, theater, fine art, and design.