Karla Badillo-Urquiola

Karla Badillo-Urquiola

Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering






326G Cushing Hall of Engineering

Areas of Interest

Professor Badillo-Urquiola conducts human-computer interaction research to design technology-driven solutions that empower people and protect the well-being of youth and marginalized communities. Her current work uses human-centered and participatory design methods to study adolescent online safety for teens in foster care situations.

As a Latina woman in STEM, professor Badillo-Urquiola is also determined to advance the principles of diversity, inclusion, and equity in computing. She is an active member of the SIGCHI Latin American HCI Community (LAIHC) and an advocate for minority HCI faculty and students.

She is a fellow of Notre Dame’s Lucy Family Institute for Data and Society, where she conducts research and collaborates with the community to build better futures for youth.

Her areas of interest include:

      • Human-computer Interaction
      • Social Computing
      • Online Safety, Usable Privacy and Security
      • Digital Youth, Child Welfare
      • Latino Populations, Marginalized Populations



Ph.D., Modeling and Simulation, University of Central Florida, 2022
M.Sc., Modeling and Simulation, University of Central Florida, 2015
B.Sc., Psychology, University of Central Florida, 2014