From the inventor of the highlighted link to the first social scientist to join Microsoft Research, Leverhulme CFI's Imperial spoke will be hosting 5 Pioneers of Human-Computer Interaction.
Professor Rafael Calvo, Leverhulme CFI co-lead, will be chairing the "Imperial Design Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series" featuring five trailblazers who will share insights at the intersection of AI, design and human experience. Talks are free and online. Registration and details are listed below.
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February: Ben Shneiderman
“Human-Centered AI: Reliable, Safe & Trustworthy”
Inventor of the highlighted text link (1983) and touchscreen keyboard (1991); CHI Lifetime achievement award-winner; author of industry-standard HCI textbooks; 5 honorary doctorates, and fellow of ACM, IEEE, AAAS.
Wed 17 Feb, 5PM - Register
March: Mary Czerwinski
“Using Technology for Health, Wellbeing and Empathy”
The first social scientist to join Microsoft Research (1998), she now heads the Human Understanding and Empathy group there; ACM Distinguished Scientist, CHI Lifetime Service Award-winner; member of the CHI Academy and fellow of the European Alliance for Innovation.
Wed 17th March - Register
April: Rosalind Picard
Computer scientist, engineer, inventor, and originator of the field of Affective Computing; She holds two doctorates from MIT and directs the Affective Computing Research Group at the MIT Media Lab. Elected to the National Academy of Engineering.
Wed 14 April - Register
May: Don Norman
"The Future of Design Education: A conversation with Don Norman"
Inventor of the term “user-centred design”; author of over a dozen books in psychology and HCI, including the classic “The Design of Everyday Things”. Founder of Nielsen/Norman Group that changed the design industry; Winner of the Benjamin Franklin award for computer and cognitive science.
Wed 19 May - Register
June: Munmun De Choudhury
“Bridging Machine Learning and Collaborative Action Research”
Emerging leader in human-centred machine learning; heads Social Dynamics and Wellbeing Lab at Georgia Tech; previously at Microsoft Research and Berkman Klein Centre for Internet and Society, Harvard. Her research is supported by Microsoft, Facebook, Mozilla, Yahoo!, Samsung, CDC, and UN.
Wed 16 June at 5pm - Register