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Cristina Conati is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia. She is an associate editor for the Journal of User Modeling and User Adapted Interaction, ACM Transactions on Intelligent Interactive Systems, IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, and the Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education. She served as President of the Association for the Advancement of Affective Computing, as well as Program or Conference Chair for several international conferences including User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, ACM Intelligent User Interfaces, and AI in Education.