IPaT Vision Talk - Neha Kumar

IPaT Vision Talk - Neha Kumar
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.

Neha Kumar
Tuesday, April 4 at 11:00am
TSRB, 85 Fifth Street NW, Rooms 132-134
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Neha Kumar is an Associate Professor at Georgia Tech, jointly appointed at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the School of Interactive Computing. Her research lies at the intersection of human-centered computing and global development, with a focus on global health and community informatics, for which she also received the NSF CAREER award in 2021. Her work contributes feminist perspectives to the design and integration of data-driven approaches and emerging technologies across historically underserved contexts. Her research has been recognized by 10+ awards at the ACM CHI and CSCW conferences. She has also received the Lockheed Inspirational Young Faculty Award (2017), Lockheed Excellence in Teaching Award (2019), and William A. “gus” Baird Faculty Teaching Award (2022) at the College of Computing, as well as the GVU Impact Award (2022), among others. She currently serves as the President of ACM SIGCHI, the leading international community of students and professionals interested in research, education, and practical applications of Human-Computer Interaction. She earned her Ph.D. in Information Management Systems from UC Berkeley, holds two Master’s degrees in Computer Science and Education from Stanford University, and received her Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Applied Math at UC Berkeley.