Justine Cassell

Justine Cassell
  • Charles M. Geschke Director, Human Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Degrees, Université de Besançon & Dartmouth; MPhil, Univ. of Edinburgh; PhD in Linguistics and Psychology, Univ. of Chicago. 1995-2003, Professor, MIT Media Lab; 2003-10, Founding Director, Center for Tech. & Social Behavior, Northwestern Univ. Professor & Charles M. Geschke Director, Human-Computer Interaction Inst., Carnegie Mellon. Developed: Embodied Conversational Agent, a virtual human capable of understanding & responding with language & non-verbal behaviour; Story Listening System, tech. that supports children's literacy, esp. in marginalized communities. AAAS Fellow. Research includes bringing underrepresented groups into science and engineering. Author. Anita Borg Women of Vision Award.