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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
2018 Henry and Bryna David Lecture

Justine Cassell, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

Biographical Sketch

Justine CassellJustine Cassell is Associate Dean of Technology Strategy and Impact in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, and Director Emerita of the Human Computer Interaction Institute. She co-directs the Yahoo-CMU InMind partnership on the future of personal assistants. Previously Cassell was faculty at Northwestern University where she founded the Technology and Social Behavior Doctoral Program and Research Center. Before that she was a tenured professor at the MIT Media Lab. Cassell has received the MIT Edgerton Prize, and Anita Borg Institute Women of Vision award, in 2011 was named to the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on AI and Robotics, which she chaired for 2 years before moving to chair the World Economic Future Council on the Future of Computing. In 2012 Cassell was named a AAAS fellow, in 2016 made a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Scotland, and in 2017 made a Fellow of the ACM. In 2017-2018 Cassell held the Chaire Blaise Pascal in Paris, where she was a visiting researcher at the Sorbonne. Cassell has spoken at the World Economic Forum in Davos for the past 7 years on topics concerning the impact of AI and Robotics on society.

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