College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences

Nathan McNeese named the new McQueen Quattlebaum Assistant Professor in the School of Computing


Nathan McNeese is the new McQueen Quattlebaum Assistant Professor in Clemson University’s School of Computing.

His new position was announced in a message to faculty and staff by Brian Dean, C. Tycho Howle Director of the School of Computing, and Anand K. Gramopadhye, dean of the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences.

Nathan McNeese, left, is the new McQueen Quattlebaum Assistant Professor.

They wrote that McNeeese’s impressive research record, the thoughtful mentorship he provides students, his ability to collaborate across disciplines and his service on national committees makes him an ideal candidate to receive the honor.

“The McQueen Quattlebaum Assistant Professorship helps recognize and reward outstanding scholars and teachers, and Dr. McNeese is highly deserving,” Dean and Gramopadhye wrote. “Please help us congratulate him on his new appointment.”

Since joining Clemson in 2017, Dr. McNeese has earned a well-deserved reputation as a world-leading expert in the collaboration between human beings and artificial intelligence, making his work relevant to a wide range of applications.

He is the director of the Team Research and Analytics in Computational Environments (TRACE) Research Group at Clemson.

McNeese, who won Clemson’s Junior Researcher of the Year Award in 2022, has helped secure more than $35.6 million in grants. Those include over 25 different grants from a wide range of funding agencies, and more than $4.7 million allotted to his research group.

He has more than 140 publications in journals, conferences, and additional peer-reviewed venues focused on human-computer interaction and human factors. He has been nominated for or won seven best paper awards from various professional societies.

McNeese is advising 10 Ph.D. students and is supporting 15 graduate research assistantships across the University. A Ph.D. student he graduated is now a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University.

McNeese has been tapped to lend his expertise to several national committees for NASA, the Army Research Laboratory and the National Academy of Science multiple times.

He is also the founding director of TRACE Camp, a web development programming bootcamp aimed at providing educational accessibility to diverse populations at the undergraduate level.

McNeese received a Bachelor of Science in psychology and a Ph.D. in information sciences and technology, both from Pennsylvania State University, making his background inherently interdisciplinary and well-aligned to create a significant impact.

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