Zoë Wood

Zoë Wood

Computer Science 

Computer Science


University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5080


Cal Poly College of Engineering Diversity and Inclusivity Award (2020),   Cal Poly Distinguished Scholar Award (2018), California State University Faculty Leadership and Innovation Award (2018), the EngageCSEdu Engagement Excellence Award (2018), Cal Poly College of Engineering Outstanding Club Advisor Award (2014-2015), Cal Poly's Computer Science Professor of the Year Award (2003-2004, 2012-2013, 2014-2015, and 2019-20)


Computer Graphics

Wood’s projects unite visual arts, mathematics and computer science. She works to increase the number of underrepresented students in her field through research projects, outreach activities, and advising. She co-founded the interdisciplinary minor, computing for the interactive arts, at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo to help empower students to realize their artistic visions via coding. 


PhD  California Institute of Technology, Computer Science
BS    Computer Science, University of California, Santa Cruz
BA   Women's Studies and American Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz