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

Design, implementation, and evaluation of technologies, curriculum and programs to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM fields. 

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Undergraduate Mentor of the Year. Mary Lou William Center for Black Culture. 2020
  • 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

  • COMPSCI 102L: Interdisciplinary Introduction to Computer Science
  • COMPSCI 391: Independent Study
  • COMPSCI 590: Advanced Topics in Computer Science
  • 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
  • ECE 494: Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 590: Advanced Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 651: Software Engineering
  • EGR 101L: Engineering Design and Communication
  • EGR 103L9: Computational Methods in Engineering (Lab)
  • EGR 103L: Computational Methods in Engineering
  • NEUROSCI 104L: Interdisciplinary Introduction to Computer Science

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Leonard, AE; Daily, SB; Jörg, S; Babu, SV, Coding moves: Design and research of teaching computational thinking through dance choreography and virtual interactions, Journal of Research on Technology in Education (2020) [10.1080/15391523.2020.1760754] [abs].
  • Brinkley, J; Posadas, B; Sherman, I; Daily, SB; Gilbert, JE, An Open Road Evaluation of a Self-Driving Vehicle Human–Machine Interface Designed for Visually Impaired Users, International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction, vol 35 no. 11 (2019), pp. 1018-1032 [10.1080/10447318.2018.1561787] [abs].
  • 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].
  • Volonte, 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].