IPaT Vision Talk - Betsy DiSalvo

IPaT Vision Talk - Betsy DiSalvo
Finalists for the position of executive director of the Institute for People and Technology (IPaT) will be delivering vision presentations during the week of March 27 and April 3. The candidates have been asked to present their vision for IPaT, including details about their diversity, equity, and inclusion plans and perspectives on how to build a strong IPaT community that supports and develops its staff and researchers from across the Institute, and to take questions from the Georgia Tech community.

Betsy DiSalvo
Monday, April 3 at 11:00am
TSRB, 85 Fifth Street NW, Rooms 132-134
Virtual option - click here

Survey link here

Dr. Betsy DiSalvo is an Associate Professor and the Interim Chair of the School of Interactive Computing. DiSalvo is an expert in responsible computing, learning sciences, participatory design, and human-centered computing. In her research, DiSalvo directs the Culture and Technology Lab (CAT Lab). There she investigates the impact of culture on technology use and production and applies that knowledge to developing novel socio-technical environments and tools. The CAT Lab works with a wide range of community organizations using participatory methods to better understand and design technology for minoritized groups. DiSalvo's participatory design efforts have led to the development of multiple award-winning educational games and the development of DataWorks and Glitch Game Testers, long-standing research platforms investigating novel technology workplaces. DiSalvo is on the Editorial Board for Transaction in Computing Education and has held leadership roles in ACM and educational research associations. She has published two books and over 80 scientific papers. She is involved with cross-campus efforts, including the Ethics, Technology, and Human Interaction Center and the Serve Learn Sustain QEP. She received her Ph.D. from Georgia Tech in Human-Centered Computing in 2012 and previously worked in the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh.