Assistant Professor
Affiliated Department or Office
Interactive Media & Game Development
PhD University of California, Santa Barbara 2014
MA University of California, Santa Barbara 2009
MA Columbia University 2005
Expert Bio

Professor Roberts examines human-centered computing in digital arts practice. He has designed and developed a creative coding environment for the browser, Gibber (, that he uses both for educational research and audiovisual performances.

Media Coverage

WPI Algorave

Worcester News Tonight

Worcester News Tonight covered New England's first Algorave, which was brought to PopUp Worcester by Charlie Roberts, assistant professor of computer science. Roberts, along with Gillian Smith, assistant professor of computer science, participated in live coding to create images and music simultaneously for attendees to enjoy. Roberts said one of the goals of the event was to combine computer science with art to make coding easier to digest and more accessible to students. (Clip begins at 9:21)

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