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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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Together with a fabulous group of collaborators, Aisling will be running a studio at ACM TEI 2019 entitled "Critical Materiality: creating toolkits and methods for engaging materiality in HCI".

Coming up in November, she will lead a workshop at the Advancing the Human Condition Symposium, to be held at Virginia Tech

Aisling was one of three keynote speakers at the International Conference on Entertainment Computing, which was held in Poznan, Poland, Sep 17 - 20, 2018.

In July 2018, the INR team presented 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

Her co-authored article on Progressive cyber-human intelligence for social good was published in interactions 25, 4 (June 2018), 52-56. 

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

Also in June, the INR team presented 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.

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. Interactions 25, 4 (June 2018), 52-56. 

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, ACM PETRA 2018, June 26 – 28, Corfu, Greece

A. Kelliher, B. Barry, J. Berzowska, N. O’Murchú, & A. Smeaton. (2018). Beyond black boxes: tackling artificial intelligence as a design material, Conversation Workshop at DRS, June 25 – 28, 2018, Limerick, Ireland.

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

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