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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 (INR) Lab at VT with Dr. Thanassis Rikakis. The work of the INR lab is generously supported by funding grants from the National Science Foundation #2014499 and the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).

latest news

In May 2021, Aisling will co-present her journal paper "The Fundamental Uncertainties of Mothering: Finding Ways to Honor Endurance, Struggle, and Contradiction" at CHI 2021 with her fabulous co-authors/designers Laura Devendorf and Kristina Anderson.

Computer Science MS student Juliet Clark will also present our work on "Understanding the Needs and Values of Rehabilitation Therapists in Designing and Implementing Telehealth Solutions" at CHI in May 2021.

October 2020, Aisling virtually presented her paper on "Reclaiming and Commemorating Difficult Felt Experiences" at ISEA 2020, October 13 - 18, 2020.

Yay! In August, 2020 we received a $1.1 million collaborative NSF award to further develop our work developing semi-automated rehabilitation systems for the home. Read the abstract here!

Aisling joined the Editorial Board of the "Multimodal Technologies and Interaction" journal in July, 2020.

Aisling also was first author on another paper published at CHI 2020 about the work of the INR lab, titled "Towards standardized processes for physical therapists to quantify patient rehabilitation"

Great news for our research lab! Beginning in October, 2019, we are part of a 5 year, $5 million grant to establish a NIDILRR funded Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center led by Chicago's Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, our INR lab, and Emory University. WOHO!!!

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 spontaneous audio startups, TikTok activism, Precision Farming, Good Information Hygiene, and Mental Health Assessing AIs

Listen to a selection of some recent shows below!

select recent and forthcoming publications

J. Clark, A. Kelliher. (2021). Understanding the Needs and Values of Rehabilitation Therapists in Designing and Implementing Telehealth Solutions, forthcoming at SICHI 2021.

Y. Han, A. Varadarajan, T. Kim, G. Zheng, K. Kitani, A. Kelliher, T. Rikakis, and Y-L Park. (2021). Smart Skin: Vision-Based Soft Pressure Sensing System for In-Home Hand Rehabilitation, forthcoming in Soft Robotics

N. Bhatti, T. Stelter, S. McCrickard, A. Kelliher. (2021). Conversational User Interfaces As Assistive Interlocutors For Young Children’s Bilingual Language, forthcoming at ACM IMX 2021

J. Clark, S. Zilevu, T. Ahmed, A. Kelliher, S. Yeshala, S. Garrison, C. Garcia, O. Menezes, M. Seth, T. Rikakis. (2021). Hybrid Workflow Process for Home Based Movement Capture, forthcoming at ACM IMX 2021

L. Devendorf, K.Andersen, and A. Kelliher. (2021). The Fundamental Uncertainties of Mothering: Finding Ways to Honor Endurance, Struggle, and Contradiction. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, Vol. 27, No. 4, Article 26 (September 2020), 24 pages.