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Justine Cassell

Justine Cassell

Justine Cassell is associate dean of technology strategy and impact in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University and director emerita of the Human Computer Interaction Institute. She co-directs the Yahoo-CMU InMind partnership on the future of personal assistants and was a founding co-director of the Simon Initiative on Technology-Enhanced Learning. Previously, Cassell was at Northwestern University where she founded the Technology and Social Behavior Doctoral Program and Research Center. Before that she was a tenured professor at the MIT Media Lab. In 2011 she was named to the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on AI and Robotics, which she chaired for two years before moving to chair the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Computing. Cassell has spoken at the World Economic Forum in Davos for the past eight years on topics concerning the impact of AI and robotics on society.