Catie Cuan is a performer, choreographer, and technologist. She is a 2018 Ted Resident. She is currently the Artist-in-Residence at the Robotics, Automation, and Dance (RAD) Lab at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. This collaboration with lab director and mechanical engineering professor Amy LaViers has resulted in a performance work in progress, currently titled Time to Compile, and research on contextual influence in human-robot interaction. Her performing credits include the Metropolitan Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and numerous Off-Broadway shows. Her photography has appeared in Variety magazine, Contrast Magazine, and on the TV show, Nashville. She was also previously the Vice President at Color + Information, a digital creative agency, after roles at Bain & Company, Google, and YouTube.