About Me

I conduct research in computing education, an interdisciplinary field that involves the knowledge of Computer Science, Data Science, Software Engineer, Learning Science and Educational Psychology.

If you are a student at Western Washington University looking for senior projects, independent study, or graduate study, please feel free to send me an email at qiang.hao@wwu.edu or talk to a member of my research lab.


My student Nils Rys-Recker and I have a paper accepted at the 2024 IEEE International Conference on Computers, Software, and Applications (COMPSAC 2024):

  • Nils Rys-Recker and Qiang Hao. (In Press) Early identification of struggling students in large computer science courses: A replication study. In the Proceedings of 48th IEEE International Conference on Computers, Software, and Applications.

My book Grokking Relational Database Design has been published by Manning Publications. This book is in the Manning Early Access Program. To check out the book, please visit https://www.manning.com/books/grokking-relational-database-design.