About Me

I conduct research in computing education, an interdisciplinary field that involves the knowledge of:

  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Software Engineer
  • Learning Science
  • 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.


  • 02/03/2022: I am tenured and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor
  • 11/30/2021: One paper accepted by SIGCSE 2022
  • 10/08/2020: Two papers accepted by SIGCSE 2021
  • 09/24/2020: One paper accepted by Computer Science Education
  • 03/12/2020: SIGCSE canceled; our invited presentation can be accessed here
  • 11/04/2019: NASA Space Grant
  • 06/17/2019: One paper accepted by 2019 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC)
  • 06/01/2019: One paper accepted by ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE)
  • 05/01/2019: One paper published by ACM CompEd 2019
  • 05/01/2019: Open Education Resource Grant
  • 02/22/2019: One paper published by ACM Sigcse 2019