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.
ACM headquarters liaison to the committee: Cynthia Ryan
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.