About Dr. Denenberg

I am a lecturer in the Department of Informatics in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine.

I received my Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive and Physiological Psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 1993, and continued on to receive my Ph.D. in Information Systems Management with my specialization being Human-Computer Interaction. It is there that I discovered the intertwined nature of humanity and technology, along with the positives and negatives that brings. How we use it, how we depend on it, how we become addicted to it, and how we escape from it. I am forever fascinated by what was once our control of technology, and the many ways in which that seems to have been reversed.

Classes I’ve taught here at UCI include, but are not limited to:

  • Social Analysis of Computerization
  • Human-Computer interaction (of course!)
  • Our two-quarter Senior Project Capstone Course in Informatics
  • Ubiquitous Computing at both the graduate and undergraduate level
  • Technical Writing
  • Computer Game Development

In addition, I developed and taught Advanced Design and Prototyping and the two-quarter Capstone Project Course in our brand-new Online Masters in Human-Computer Interaction program (MHCID).

I am A+ certified, and a member of the ACM and the IEEE.

I am the creator of the site you are on at this very moment, IS301.com, and a co-founder of gaming website theexperiencebar.com. I recently donated my entire 40+ year collection of video games, consoles, and associated paraphernalia to the department to further their research in the field. I’m a closet rock star (bass player professionally, everything else personally – to sate your morbid curiosity, you can hear me here (hard rock), here (surf), and here (pop) for starters), horror movie aficionado, but most importantly a teacher; a privilege and responsibility that prevents me from getting any sleep but is incredibly rewarding and ten tons of fun.

Contact info:

Dr. Darren Denenberg
5044 Donld Bren Hall
Department of Informatics
Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences
The University of California, Irvine
ddenenbe (at) uci (dot) edu
Phone available on request

If you would like me to write a letter of recommendation for you, I am happy to do that, however please read these requirements first.

You can view my full CV at this link.