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aisling kelliher

Aisling Kelliher is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Virginia Tech, where she also has a joint appointment in the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology and the School of Visual Art. She co-leads the Interactive Neurorehabilitation Lab at VT with Dr. Thanassis Rikakis.

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In July 2018, the INR team will present their poster "A Machine Learning Approach for the Quantitative Assessment of the Upper Extremity Movement in Stroke Survivors" at the first conference on Progress in Clinical Motor Control: Neurorehabilitation

In June, Aisling will participate in a Conversation panel at the Design Research Society conference on "Tackling artificial intelligence as a design material"

In June, the INR team will present their latest paper "Semi-automated home-based therapy for the upper extremity of stoke survivors" at the PETRA conference in Corfu, Greece.

In May, Aisling was awarded a $20,000 grant to collaborate with Akshay Sharma on designing assistive homebased technologies for older adults

Aisling presented a short paper at ACM SIGCHI in April about a fun design study she created using agony aunt letters as prompts.

In March, Aisling and Barbara Barry (Mayo Clinic) presented their paper on Designing Therapeutic Experiences with AI in Mind at the AAAI 2018 Symposium, Designing the User Experience of Artificial Intelligence.

Aisling is currently an area chair for ACM DIS 2018 and an area chair for ACM CHI 2019

Her article describing the Creativity and Cognition 2017 conference appeared in the December issue of IEEE MultiMedia

As the regular technical correspondent on Culture File, an Irish national radio show, Aisling has discussed a diverse array of subjects including recent interviews with host Luke Clancy about "What exactly is wrong with Artificial Intelligence", (Oct 20)"The Right to Repair", the future of computational thinking (Sept 21), the Disruptor 50 list (June 28), the ethics of adblocking (June 2), Louis CK's "Horace and Pete" (April 14), virtual reality (March 1), and more.

Listen to a selection of some recent shows below!

select recent and forthcoming publications

T. Rikakis, A. Kelliher, J. Choi, H. Sundaram. (2018). Progressive Cyber Human Intelligence for Social Good, forthcoming Summer 2018, in interactions

T. Rikakis, A. Kelliher, J. Choi, JB. Huang, K. Kitani, S. Zilevu, and S. Wolf. (2018). Semi-automated home-based therapy for the upper extremity of stoke survivors, forthcoming at PETRA 2018, June 26 - 28, Corfu, Greece.

A. Kelliher. (2018). Learning from Lonely Hearts: Using Advice Columns in User Centered Design Education, forthcoming at SICHI, April 21 - 26, Montreal, Canada.

A. Kelliher and B. Barry. (2018). Designing Therapeutic Experiences with AI in Mind, forthcoming at the AAAI 2018 Symposium, Designing the User Experience of Artificial Intelligence, March 2018

A. Kelliher. (2017). ACM Creativity and Cognition Conference 2017, Scientific Conferences Report, IEEE MultiMedia, Vol 24, Issue 4, Oct - Dec 2017

A. Kelliher, J. Choi, JB. Huang, K. Kitani, T. Rikakis. (2017). HOMER: an interactive system for home based stroke rehabilitation, ACM ASSETS 2017, Oct 30 - Nov 1, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.