Dr. Justine Cassell, School of Computer Science Associate Dean for Technology Strategy and Impact and a professor in the Language Technologies Institute, has been named Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Fellow for 2016 in recognition of her contributions to human-computer interaction. The ACM cited her as “for contributions to human-computer interaction and advocacy for empowerment and voice through technology.”
From CMU’s News Release: Cassell’s research focuses on computational systems that use conversation and storytelling to enhance learning and communicative skills in humans. One of her recent projects is SARA, a Socially Aware Robot Assistant that uses artificial intelligence to collaborate with human users. A former director of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, she is co-director of Carnegie Mellon’s Simon Initiative and chairs the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Robotics and Smart Devices.