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2nd International Conference on

Artificial Intelligence & Virtual Reality (AIVR 2019)

San Diego, California, USA, December 9-11, 2019
Co-located with IEEE ISM 2019
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Jeremy Bailenson, Stanford Jeremy Bailenson, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
Bio: Jeremy Bailenson is founding director of Stanford University's Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Thomas More Storke Professor in the Department of Communication, Professor (by courtesy) of Education, Professor (by courtesy) Program in Symbolic Systems, a Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, and a Faculty Leader at Stanford's Center for Longevity. He earned a B.A. cum laude from the University of Michigan in 1994 and a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Northwestern University in 1999. He spent four years at the University of California, Santa Barbara as a Post-Doctoral Fellow and then an Assistant Research Professor.
Bailenson studies the psychology of Virtual and Augmented Reality, in particular how virtual experiences lead to changes in perceptions of self and others. His lab builds and studies systems that allow people to meet in virtual space, and explores the changes in the nature of social interaction. His most recent research focuses on how virtual experiences can transform education, environmental conservation, empathy, and health. He is the recipient of the Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching at Stanford.

Paul Colnoval, Northrop Grumman Corp Paul Conoval, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Virginia, USA
Bio: Paul Conoval is Director, Technology for Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems (MS) Sector. In this role he leads a wide range of advanced technology initiatives including the integration of the sector's R&D program, university research, intellectual property, innovation, and development of emerging technologies applied to Intelligence and DoD. His prior work includes development of national-scale intelligence, SIGINT and communications systems with emphasis in information theory, digital signal processing and electronics hardware design. Prior to 2009, Mr. Conoval served as Chief Technology Officer of TASC Inc. in Chantilly, VA, and also worked at MITRE Corporation and the Singer Corporation Kearfott Division developing digital avionics and communications systems. Mr. Conoval holds a BSEE from the Cooper Union School of Engineering and an MSEE from Rutgers University. Mr. Conoval is also an active practitioner of intellectual property and as a registered patent agent of the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Chris Dede, Harvard Chris Dede, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Bio: Chris Dede is the Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies at Harvard's Graduate School of Education (HGSE). His fields of scholarship include emerging technologies, policy, and leadership. In 2007, he was honored by Harvard University as an outstanding teacher, and in 2011 he was named a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association. From 2014-2015, he was a Visiting Expert at the National Science Foundation Directorate of Education and Human Resources. His edited books include: Scaling Up Success: Lessons Learned from Technology-based Educational Improvement, Digital Teaching Platforms: Customizing Classroom Learning for Each Student, Teacher Learning in the Digital Age: Online Professional Development in STEM Education, Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Realities in Education, and Learning engineering for online education: Theoretical contexts and design-based examples


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