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  • Ben Shneiderman

    Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland, USA


    Ben Shneiderman is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Founding Director (1983-2000) of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory at the University of Maryland, College Park. He received his Ph.D. in 1973 and M.S. in 1972, both in computer science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1973 and 1872, respectively. He is a Fellow of the AAAS, ACM, IEEE, National Academy of Inventors, and the Visualization Academy and a Member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. He has received six honorary doctorates in recognition of his pioneering contributions to human-computer interaction and information visualization. His current research interests include Human-Centered AI (HCAI), which bridges the gap between ethics and practice.

  • Constantine Stephanidis

    Professor, University of Crete


    Constantine Stephanidis is a Professor at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Crete. He received his B.S. (Honors) in Electronics in 1981 and his Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering in 1987, both from the University of Kent (Canterbury, UK). He is Founder and Head of the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Laboratory, and Founder and Head of the Ambient Intelligence (AMI) Programme of the Institute of Computer Science of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (ICS-FORTH). Since 2016, Prof. Stephanidis has been a Distinguished Member of FORTH. His research interests include formulating the applicable principles in HCI and developing the technological frameworks that support their adoption in the rapidly developing Information and Communication Technologies field.

  • Gavriel Salvendy

    Distinguished Professor, University of Central Florida, USA


    Gavriel Salvendy is a university distinguished professor at the College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Central Florida and the founding president of the Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine of Florida. He received his M.S. in 1966 and his Ph.D. in 1968, both in In Industrial Psychology, Department of Engineering Production, University of Birmingham, England. He is also professor emeritus of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University and Chair Professor Emeritus and Founding Head of the Department of Industrial Engineering at Tsinghua University, Beijing, P.R. China. From 1984 to 1999, he was the NEC Corporation private chair holder at Purdue University. His research interests include the human aspects of design, operation, and management of advanced engineering systems.

  • Amirarsalan Rajabi

    Ph.D. Student, University of Central Florida

    Amirarsalan Rajabi is a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at the University of Central Florida and a Graduate Research Assistant in the Complex Adaptive Systems Lab. Amirarsalan has worked on several projects and his research includes machine learning, generative models, and understanding social phenomena through computational modeling.

  • Anja Bodenschatz

    Researcher Associate, Technical University Munich

    Anja Bodenschatz is a researcher associate in the field of behavioral economics. She holds an M.Sc. in Corporate Development and is a fellow at the Joachim Herz Foundation, from which she is granted a scholarship for interdisciplinary economics. Although behavioral economics research has received enormous attention in recent decades, empirical evidence on the behavioral implications of the ongoing digital transformation is still scarce. One focus of Anja’s work is to investigate human-machine interactions and their implications for our moral behavior in an empirically informed way. Currently, she investigates ethical boundaries for the programming of autonomous systems.

  • Brent Winslow

    Chief Scientist, Design Interactive

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    Brent Winslow is a Chief Scientist at Design Interactive and leads a cross-functional team of data scientists, engineers, and developers in leveraging non-invasive technology to assess human cognitive, physical, and health status. He received his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Utah in 2010. He performed postdoctoral research in Cell Imaging and Neurobiology at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, where led efforts for the first large-scale description of the mammalian connectome, developed novel, fully implantable wireless recording systems, and developed methods for the BRAIN Initiative. His major research interest is in leveraging emerging sensor technology and artificial intelligence to improve human health and performance.

  • Carolyn Ten Holter

    Doctoral Student & Research Assistant, Oxford University

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    Carolyn Ten Holter is a doctoral student and research assistant in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford. Her doctoral research is investigating responsible research and innovation practice in emerging technologies, in particular quantum technologies.

  • Constantinos K. Coursaris

    Associate Professor, HEC Montreal

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    Constantinos Coursaris is Associate Professor of Information Technology and Academic Director of the M.Sc. User Experience program at HEC Montréal. He holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems and an M.B.A. from McMaster University, and a B.Eng. Aerospace from Carleton University. He is Co-Director of Tech3Lab (, a renowned User Experience research center, where he is Principal Collaborator for the NSERC-Prompt Industrial Research Chair in User Experience. Constantinos was elected Chair of the Association for Information Systems Special Interest Group in Human-Computer Interaction (AIS SIGHCI) in 2019 and was appointed AIS Assistant Vice-President for Research Resources in 2020. His research interests include User Experience, Human-Computer Interaction, Usability, and Social Media, and has co-authored more than 100 scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.

  • Christina Strobel

    Postdoctoral Researcher, Hamburg University of Technology

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    Christina Strobel is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Hamburg University of Technology. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the Max-Planck Society & the University of Jena and holds an M.Sc. in Management and Engineering from TU Munich. She is a digital economist & behavioral scientist and has worked as a visiting researcher at Yale University and also is a Lecturer at the International School of Management (ISM). She is an active member of the ForHumanity community and KI Bundesverband e.V. which is the largest AI network in Germany. Her interests include AI explainability & interpretability from a behavioral science perspective by running behavioral experiments and conducting large-scale online and field studies.

  • Ece Mutlu

    Graduate Research Assistant & Ph.D. Student, University of Central Florida

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    Ece Mutlu is a Ph.D. student in the Industrial Engineering program and a Graduate Research Assistant in the Complex Adaptive Systems Laboratory at the University of Central Florida. Ece received her M.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering at Bogazici University, Turkey in 2017 She aims to pursue her academic career in network science and her research interests are computational social modeling and statistical analysis of complex networks

  • Elizabeth Churchill

    Director of User Experience, Google

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    Elizabeth Churchill is a Director of User Experience at Google, the Executive Vice President of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), a member of the ACM’s CHI Academy, and an ACM Distinguished Scientist and Distinguished Speaker. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, an honorary Doctor of Science (DSc.) from the University of Sussex, and in September will be awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Stockholm. She has built research teams at Google, eBay, Yahoo, PARC, and FujiXerox. In 2016 she received a Citris-Banatao Institute Award Athena Award for Women in Technology for her Executive Leadership. Her research interests include creating innovative end-user applications and services by drawing on social, computer, engineering and data sciences to create innovative end-user applications and services.

  • Gregory Falco

    John Hopkins University

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    Gregory Falco holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cybersecurity, Urban Science, and Infrastructure Management, and an MS from Columbia University in Sustainability Management. He is also an active member of the professional associations the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). For a decade, he has been working on smart city design, development, and deployment industry and academia. His research interests include smart cities, space systems, and AI risk and security.

  • Hernisa Kacorri

    Assistant Professor, University of Maryland

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    Hernisa Kacorri is an Assistant Professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. She holds an affiliate appointment in Computer Science and the Human-Computer Interaction Lab and serves as a core faculty at the Trace R&D Center. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2016 from The Graduate Center at City University of New York. She has conducted research at the University of Athens, IBM Research-Tokyo, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, and Carnegie Mellon University. Her research interests within human-centered artificial intelligence focus on accessibility and machine teaching, enabling end-users to innovate and build AI-infused systems.

  • Isaac Arthur

    YouTuber and futurist, Science & Futurism With Isaac Arthur (SFIA)


    Isaac Arthur is a science communication YouTuber and futurist. He is best known as the producer of his YouTube channel, Science & Futurism With Isaac Arthur (SFIA), where he discusses a broad variety of topics on futurism and space colonization. The channel now hosts to over 634,000 subscribers and over 346 videos. His channel is dedicated to topics including space colonization in the near and far future, futurism, artificial intelligence, and transhumanism, among others, especially in the context of thermodynamics, economics, science fiction, the Fermi paradox, and the Dyson dilemma. The channel’s main focus is to speculate on how humanity or other hypothetical advanced civilizations may behave logistically, technologically, and socially, in the near and distant future under the laws of known science.

  • Ivan Garibay

    Associate Professor, University of Central Florida

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    Ivan Garibay is an Associate Professor in the Industrial Engineering and Management Systems department. He received his Ph.D. in 2004 and M.Sc. in 2000, both in computer science from the University of Central Florida. He is the director of the Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Initiative, the Complex Adaptive Systems Laboratory (CASL), and the Master of Science in Data Analytics (MSDA) at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Dr. Garibay leads a team of more than 40 interdisciplinary researchers and students with more than $9.5M of extramural funds at CASL and MSDA. His research interests lie in complex systems, agent-based models, computational social science, information diffusion, information and misinformation on social media, data and network science, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.

  • Iliana Maifeld-Carucci

    Doctoral Student, John Hopkins University

    Iliana Maifeld-Carucci is a doctoral student in Systems Engineering at Johns Hopkins University focused on developing trust metrics for AI-enabled systems. She received her M.S. in Data Science at The George Washington University in 2019. Since that time, she has worked as a Machine Learning Engineer at Data Machines Corp. investigating such things as the effect of video degradation on object detection, automated document recognition, and fusion modeling. Iliana’s research interests coalesce around ensuring AI systems are safe, fair, and ethical while remaining attentive to differing cultural perspectives

  • Joe Kider

    Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida

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    Joe Kider is an assistant professor at the Institute for Simulation and Training at the University of Central Florida. He has received his Ph.D. at the Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania, and was a Postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University. I am the co-Director of the SENSEable Design Lab at the Institute for Simulation and Training in the School for Modeling, Simulation, and Training which is a transdisciplinary lab researching responsive sustainable design theory. His research interests include developing, validating, and testing simulation methods utilizing complex capture methods, which require an anti-disciplinary approach, combining disciplinary knowledge and processes from several related fields.

  • Joe Konstan

    Distinguished McKnight Professor, University of Minnesota

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    Joseph A. Konstan is Distinguished McKnight Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota where he has also served as the College of Science and Engineering’s Associate Dean for Research since 2019. He has received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and his A.B. from Harvard University. His research interests include human-computer interaction, social computing, collaborative information filtering, online communities, medical and health applications of Internet technology.

  • Krzysztof Z. Gajos

    Gordon McKay Professor, Harvard University

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    Krzysztof Gajos is a Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Prior to arriving at Harvard, Krzysztof was a postdoctoral researcher at Microsoft Research. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington and his M.Eng. and B.Sc. degrees from MIT. From 2013 to 2016 Krzysztof was a coeditor-in-chief of the ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (ACM TiiS) and he is currently a program co-chair of the 2022 ACM Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces. Krzysztof’s current interests include Principles and applications of intelligent interactive systems, tools and methods for behavioral research at scale (e.g.,, and design for equity and social justice. He has also made contributions in the areas of accessible computing, creativity support tools, social computing, and health informatics.

  • Margherita Antona

    Principal Researcher, Institute of Computer Science, FORTH, Greece

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    Margherita Antona is a Principal Researcher at the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory of ICS-FORTH. holds a B.A. in Computational Linguistics from the University of Pisa, Italy, and a Ph.D. from the Department of Electronic Engineering of the University of Kent, UK, in the area of Human-Computer Interaction. She has participated in more than 25 European and national R&D projects and has co-authored more than 160 scientific publications. She is Co‐Chair of the International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction (UAHCI) and coeditor to the Universal Access in the Information Society International Journal published by Springer. Her research interests include a design for all and assistive technologies, adaptive and intelligent interfaces, ambient intelligence, ambient assisted living, and human-robot Interaction.

  • Marina Jirotka

    Professor, Oxford University


    Marina Jirotka is a Professor of human-centered Computing in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford and Governing Body Fellow of St Cross College. Marina obtained her BSc in psychology and social anthropology from Goldsmiths College in 1985, her Masters in Computing and Artificial Intelligence from the University of South Bank in 1987, and a doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Oxford in 2000. Her expertise involves co-producing user and community requirements and human-computer interaction, particularly for collaborative systems. She is Director of the newly established Responsible Technology Institute at Oxford and she is co-director of the Observatory for Responsible Research and Innovation in ICT (ORBIT) which provides RI services and training to ICT researchers and practitioners. She leads an interdisciplinary research group investigating the responsible development of technologies that are more responsive to societal acceptability and desirability.

  • Monica Lopez

    Senior Lecturer, John Hopkins University

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    Dr. Monica Lopez-Gonzalez is a business executive, cognitive scientist, entrepreneur, and public speaker. She is the Co-Founder & CEO at the Institute for Human Intelligence, a research organization integrating human cognition and behavioral insights into machine intelligence development to define a safe and ethical future with smart technology. Dr. Lopez-Gonzalez holds BAs in Psychology and French, a MA and Ph.D. in Cognitive Science, and a graduate certificate in International Studies from the School of Advanced International Studies, all from Johns Hopkins University. She is also faculty at Johns Hopkins University in the Department of Cognitive Science, the Department of Neurology in the School of Medicine, and the Artificial Intelligence Program of the Whiting School of Engineering. Her work in human intelligence has led to understanding human-human interactions in multi-sensory, multi-agent environments, resulting in theoretical and applicational insights for autonomous systems, digital healthcare, and data analytics for various industries. Dr. Lopez-Gonzalez has been a keynote speaker for IS&T’s Human Vision & Electronic Imaging and Autonomous Vehicles & Machines international conferences in San Francisco, CA, and a plenary speaker and awards judge for AutoSens in Detroit, MI, and Brussels, Belgium.

  • Michael Madaio

    Postdoctoral Researcher, Microsoft FATE

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    Michael Madaio is a postdoctoral researcher at Microsoft Research working with the FATE (Fairness, Accountability, Transparency, and Ethics in AI) research group. Michael received his Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.S. in the Digital Media program at Georgia. I was a Siebel Scholar and a fellow in the PIER Program in Interdisciplinary Education Research at CMU. He works at the intersection of human-computer interaction and AI/ML, focusing on enabling more fair and responsible AI through research with AI practitioners and stakeholders impacted by AI systems.

  • Michael Bernstein

    Associate Professor, Stanford University

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    Michael Bernstein is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and STMicroelectronics Faculty Scholar at Stanford University, where he is a member of the Human-Computer Interaction Group. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University, as well as a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT. This research has won best paper awards at top conferences in human-computer interaction, including CHI, CSCW, and UIST, and reported in venues such as The New York Times, New Scientist, Wired, and The Guardian. Michael has been recognized with an NSF CAREER award, Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and the Computer History Museum Patrick J. McGovern Tech for Humanity Changemaker Award. His research focuses on the design of social computing systems.

  • Ozlem Garibay

    Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida

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    Ozlem O. Garibay holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. She is an assistant professor in Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, where she directs the Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence Research Lab. Prior to that, she served as the Director of Research Technology. She has over 20 years of combined experience in building software systems and research in artificial intelligence. Her areas of research are big data, social media analysis, social cybersecurity, artificial social intelligence, human-machine teams, social and economic networks, network science, evolutionary computation, and complex systems.

  • Ramya Akula

    Graduate Research Assistant & Ph.D. Candidate, University of Central Florida

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    Ramya Akula is a Ph.D. Candidate – Graduate Research Assistant at Complex Adaptive Systems Lab in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Central Florida. Ramya earned her Master’s degree in Computer science from the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, and her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India. She completed several software enhancement projects in industry and academia. Ramya has a passion for intelligent systems, cyber-physical systems, and human behavioral computational systems using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

  • Salvatore Andolina

    Assistant Professor, University of Palermo, Italy

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    Salvatore Andolina is an Assistant Professor at the University of Palermo, Italy. His research focuses on human-computer interaction, information retrieval, and creativity. His current research interests include the design of Human-Centered AI systems for empowering humans in a variety of ubiquitous, social, and collaborative settings. Prior to joining the University of Palermo, he was affiliated with the University of Helsinki and Aalto University, as part of the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT. He has also collaborated with the Human-Computer Interaction Institute of Carnegie Mellon University as a visiting research scholar. He is an ACM Senior Member and a SIGCHI Member.

  • Sean Koon

    Senior Innovation Advisor, Kaiser Permanente

    Sean Koon received his MD at Linda University in 1998 and maintains board certifications in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine. Along with providing patient care at Kaiser Permanente, he has served in various leadership and educational roles since 2003, including a current role as a Senior Innovation Advisor. In 2018 he received his MS at the School of Biomedical Informatics(SBMI) at the University of Texas where he completed work proposing early developmental tasks to support cognitive interaction design in health informational technology. His research interests include human-centered interaction design for cognitive support, cooperative problem-solving approaches, and considerations for user well-being.

  • Sean McGregor

    ML Architect, Syntiant

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    Sean McGregor is an ML architect at Syntiant, technical lead for the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, and Ph.D. in machine learning. His technical work spans neural accelerators for energy-efficient inference, deep learning for speech and heliophysics, and reinforcement learning for wildfire suppression policy. Outside his paid work, Sean organizes a series of workshops at major academic AI conferences on the topic of “AI for Good” and develops the AI Incident Database with the Partnership on AI. His academic efforts have been published by Cambridge Press, Springer, AI Magazine, and a variety of machine learning and human-computer interaction conference proceedings. His open-source development work has earned media attention in the Atlantic, Der Spiegel, Mashable, Wired, and O’Reilly.

  • Steve Fiore

    Director, Cognitive Sciences Laboratory, University of Central Florida

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    Steve M. Fiore is the Director, Cognitive Sciences Laboratory, and Professor with the University of Central Florida’s Cognitive Sciences Program in the Department of Philosophy and School of Modeling, Simulation, and Training. was nominated to DARPA’s Information Sciences and Technology (ISAT) Study Group to help the DoD examine future areas of technological development potentially influencing national security. he was a member of the expert panel for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s 2015 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Steve’s primary area of research is the interdisciplinary study of complex collaborative cognition and the understanding of how humans interact socially and with technology.

  • Waldemar Karwowski

    Pegasus Professor and Chairman, University of Central Florida

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    Waldemar Karwowski is Pegasus Professor and Chairman, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, University of Central Florida, USA. He holds an M.S. in Production Engineering and Management from the University of Technology Wroclaw, Poland, and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech University, USA. He was awarded D.Sc. in management science by the Institute for Organization and Management in Industry, Warsaw, and received the National Professorship title from the President of Poland (2012). Three Central European universities also awarded him Doctor Honoris Causa degrees. Dr. Karwowski served on the Board on Human Systems Integration, National Research Council, USA (2007–2011). He currently is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science journal, Editor-in-Chief of Human-Intelligent Systems Integration journal, and Field Chief Editor of the Frontiers in Neuroergonomics journal. Dr. Karwowski has over 550 research publications, including over 200 journal papers focused on ergonomics and safety, human performance, neuro-fuzzy systems, nonlinear dynamics, human-centered AI, and neuroergonomics. He is a Fellow of the Ergonomics Society (currently the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (U.K.), Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), and the International Ergonomics Association (IEA), and served as President of both HFES (2007) and IEA (2000-2003). He received the William Floyd Award from the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors, the United Kingdom in 2017, and the David F. Baker Distinguished Research Award. Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, Atlanta, USA, in 2020. He was inducted into the Academy of Science, Engineering & Medicine of Florida (ASEMFL) at its Inaugural Annual Meeting in November 2020.

  • Wei Xu

    Professor, Zhejiang University

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    Wei Xu received his Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialization in HCI/Human Factors and his M.S. in Computer Science from Miami University in 1997. He is a Professor of HCI/Human Factors at the Center for Psychological Sciences of Zhejiang University, China. With a total of 30-year experience in HCI/Human Factors across computing and aviation domains, both in academia and industry, he has made significant contributions to research, product design, and standard development. He is a member of the Technical Advisory Group for the ISO Human-System Interaction Technical Committee (ISO TC159/SC4). He is also a member of the ISO TC159/SC4 Working Group 6 that has developed the ISO standards (9241-810: Ergonomics of Human-System Interaction: Robotic, Intelligent, and Autonomous Systems). He is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction and Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science. His research interests include human-AI interaction, human-computer interaction, and aviation human factors.

  • Yvonne Rogers

    Prosfessor, University College London

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    Yvonne Rogers is a Professor of Interaction Design, the director of UCLIC, and a deputy head of the Computer Science department at UCL. Her research interests are in the areas of ubiquitous computing, interaction design, and human-computer interaction. A current focus of her research is on human-centered data and people in the Internet of Things in urban settings. She is also researching what human-centred AI means in practice. She has been instrumental in promulgating new theories (e.g., external cognition), alternative methodologies (e.g., in the wild studies), and far-reaching research agendas (e.g., “Being Human: HCI in 2020”. She has also published two monographs “HCI Theory: Classical, Modern and Contemporary.” and “Research in the Wild.” with Paul Marshall.