Name: Rebecca Lai
Affiliation: Duke University
Major: Computer Science & Visual Art
Expected Graduation: Fall 2016
Contact: rl102@duke.edu
Interests: Art, computer science, the combination of the former two, virtual reality, animation, design
Website (art): http://www.beclai.com/

Name: Justine Cassell
Affiliation: Carnegie Mellon
Department: Human Computer Interaction (HCI)
Area of Research: From Dr. Cassell's website: "Cassell's research interests originated in the study of human-human conversation and storytelling. Progressively she became interested in allowing computational systems to participate in these activities. This new technological focus led her to deconstruct the linguistic elements of conversation and storytelling in such a way as to embody machines with conversational, social and narrative intelligence so that they can interact with humans in human-like ways. Increasingly, however, her research has come to address the impact and benefits of technologies such as these on learning and communication."
Website: http://www.justinecassell.com/