Dr. Juan E. Gilbert

Juan E. Gilbert is an IDEaS Professor and Chair of the Human-Centered Computing Division in the School of Computing at Clemson University (http://www.HumanCenteredComputing.org/). Dr. Gilbert has published more than 100 articles, given more than 150 invited or keynote talks and obtained more than $10 million dollars in research funding. He has graduated more than 50 graduate students. Currently, the HCC Lab supports more than 15 graduate and undergraduate students under Dr. Gilbert's direction.

Dr. Gilbert has research projects in Spoken Language Systems, Advanced Learning Technologies, User Interfaces (Usability), Ethnocomputing (Culturally Relevant Computing) and Databases and Data Mining. His research deals with innovative solutions to real world problems. For example, Dr. Gilbert is the creator of Applications Quest, http://www.ApplicationsQuest.com, a data mining software tool that addresses race-conscious admissions and school placement policies. He is also the inventor of Prime III, http://www.PrimeVotingSystem.com, an innovative secure, multimodal electronic voting system. Finally, he is the inventor of the African-American Distributed Multiple Learning Styles Systems, http://www.aadmlss.org, which is a culturally relevant advanced learning technology.

He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and a Senior Member of the IEEE Computer Society. Dr. Gilbert was named one of the 50 most important African-Americans in Technology by eAccess Corp. He was also named a Speech Technology Luminary by Speech Technology Magazine and a national role model by Minority Access Inc. Dr. Gilbert is also a National Associate of the National Research Council of the National Academies. Recently, Dr. Gilbert was named a Master of Innovation by Black Enterprise Magazine, a Modern-Day Technology Leader by the Black Engineer of the Year Award Conference, the Pioneer of the Year by the National Society of Black Engineers and he received the Black Data Processing Association (BDPA) Epsilon Award for Outstanding Technical Contribution. In 2002, Dr. Gilbert was named one of the nation's top African-American Scholars by Diverse Issues in Higher Education. Dr. Gilbert also testified before the Congress on the Bipartisan Electronic Voting Reform Act of 2008 for his innovative work in electronic voting. In 2006, Dr. Gilbert was honored with a mural painting in New York City by City Year New York, a non-profit organization that unites a diverse group of 17 to 24 year-old young people for a year of full-time, rigorous community service, leadership development, and civic engagement.