Leila Takayama

Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz

BA, Psychology and BA, Cognitive Science, Univ. of California, Berkeley; MA and PhD, Communication, and PhD minor, Psychology, Stanford. Former: Research Assistant, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC); Research Scientist, Nokia Research Center; Research Scientist and Manager, Human-Robot Interaction, Willow Garage; Senior Researcher, GoogleX. Founder, Hoku Labs. Acting associate professor of Psychology, UC Santa Cruz. Examines the social and cognitive psychology of engaging with robotic and interactive tech. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum (2013). Technology Review's 35 Innovators Under 35 and Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business (2012).