The ACM Distinguished Speakers Program Committee

The ACM Distinguished Speakers Program Committee is responsible for the oversight of the program, including reviewing its scope, procedures, policies and effectiveness. The Committee also reviews all nominations and decides which nominees to accept to the program.

Andrew Conklin (Committee Chair)
Faez Ahmed
Jess Bell
Todd Chapin
Gavin Doherty
Upsana Madhok
Srinivas Padmanabhuni
Alexandre Renteria
Valerie Woolard

ACM headquarters liaison to the committee: Cynthia Ryan


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Meet Featured ACM Distinguished Speaker Cristina Conati

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.

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