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Dr. Francisco Castro is a Research Fellow at New York University. His research explores the intersection of computing technology and AI with human creativity and learning. He uses human-centered and participatory approaches to design equitable technologies for social good+justice, education, and community empowerment. Among others, his projects include — the development of creative learning technologies for teaching computing through dance, art, and game design; curricular design for computer science, technology ethics, data, and AI literacy; electronics, wearables, and tangible design interfaces for interactive computing and art making; and data analytics for supporting programming and AI education. He was awarded a Computing Innovation Fellowship by the Computing Research Association and holds a PhD in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He co-founded The Papaya Project, a multi-institutional initiative for the critical and equitable practice of computing education and research. Prior to NYU, he was a researcher on wearable technologies and games for learning at the College of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.