May 24, 2017

Anind Dey Appointed New HCII Charles M. Geschke Director

Anind K. Dey has been appointed the new Charles M. Geschke Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII), where he has been a faculty member since 2005. Dey succeeds Justine Cassell, who has assumed the position of associate vice provost of technology strategy and impact for the university; she remains on the HCII faculty. In his research, Dey uses sensors and mobile technology to develop tools and techniques for understanding and modeling human behavior, primarily within the domains of health, automotive, sustainability and education. His projects have included dwellSense, which used sensors to monitor daily activities of older people to detect physical or cognitive decline; using computer vision and other tools to detect behavior disorders such as autism; and automobile navigation systems that adapt to an individual's preferences, as well as systems that convey navigation information through the steering wheel via haptic feedback. Learn more.