I'm Michael Ekstrand, a computer scientist, researcher, educator, and scholar. Since 2014, I have been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Texas State University. I received my Ph.D in computer science from the University of Minnesota, working with the GroupLens Research lab.

Here you can read about my research on human-computer interaction and recommender systems, my teaching activities, or check out the various coding projects I have worked on. I also write, both on my blog and in more persistent writings. A CV summarizing my activities is available in both Texas State format and an alternative format.

I invite you to connect with me in several ways:

Students seeking to work with me should read my student openings.