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

Aisling presented the HOMER rehabilitation system as a poster presentation at the ACM ASSETS conference, held in Baltimore, Maryland from Oct 30 - Nov 1.

She discussed "What exactly is wrong with Artificial Intelligence" on Irish national radio on October 20th as part of her regular contributions to the Culture File show. A few days later, she also shared her thoughts on the show about the Ken Burns and Lynn Novick "Vietnam" documentary and the book "On Tyranny".

From October 5 -6, Aisling attended the Summit for Design Research at the IIT Institute of Design in Chicago

In September, she received a $10K ICTAS REU grant as part of an interdisciplinary team developing an interactive game for teaching systems thinking to middle schoolers.

Aisling recently served as the the Technical Paper co-chair for ACM Creativity and Cognition 2017, held in Singapore in June, 2017.

Her co-authored paper titled Digital systems and the experience of legacy was presented in June at DIS '17 held in Edinburgh, Scotland.

In May, Aisling received a Virginia Tech ICAT grant for a proposal on "Fostering Systems Thinking in K-12 Students through Digital Game-based Learning", with collaborators Miguel Nino and Dr. Alejandro Salado.

In April, Aisling returned from maternity leave following the birth of her delightful second daughter.

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 "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

A. Kelliher. (2017). ACM Creativity and Cognition Conference 2017, Scientific Conferences Report, forthcoming in IEEE MultiMedia, Oct - Dec 2017.

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

R. Gulotta, A. Kelliher, J. Forlizzi. (2017). Digital systems and the experience of legacy, DIS 2017, June 10 - 14, Edinburgh, Scotland.

A. Kelliher. (2016). Technology and the Arts: Educational Encounters of the Third Kind, IEEE MultiMedia, Vol 23, Issue: 3, July-Sept. 2016.

R. Gulotta, D. Gerritsen, A. Kelliher, J. Forlizzi. (2016). Engaging with Death Online: An Analysis of Systems that Support Legacy-Making, Bereavement, and Remembrance, DIS 2016, June 4 - 8, Brisbane Australia.

J. Vervoort, R. Bendor, A. Kelliher, O. Strike, A. Helfgotta. (2015). Scenarios and the art of worldmaking, Futures, August 29, 2015

R. Gulotta, A. Sciuto, A. Kelliher, and J. Forlizzi. (2015). Curatorial Agents: How Systems Shape Our Understanding of Personal and Familial Digital Information, Proc CHI 2015, April 20 - 24, Seoul Korea, pp 3453-3462.