SCI Associate Professor Erin Walker's proposal was recently chosen as a recipient of Google's 2020 Award for Inclusion Research, a global program that supports academic research in computing and technology addressing the needs of underrepresented populations. Walker will be working on the project, titled "Developing a Dialogue System for a Culturally-Responsive Social Programmable Robot," with Leshell Hatley of Coppin State University. The Award for Inclusion Research program allows faculty from universities to partner with Google researchers on their research initiatives, fostering long-term constructive relationships.
Erin Walker is an Associate Professor at SCI and a Research Scientist at the Learning Research & Development Center. Her research interests include intelligent tutoring systems, computer-supported collaboration, tangible and embodied learning environments, human-robot interaction, technology for the developing world, personalized learning environments, learning technologies, and human-computer interaction.
Congratulations to Erin on this exciting endeavor!