Katy Börner is the Victor H. Yngve Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Information Science in the Departments of Intelligent Systems Engineering and Information Science, Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering; core faculty of the Cognitive Science Program; and founding director of the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center—all at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
She is also a visiting professor at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in the Netherlands and Humboldt Fellow at Dresden University of Technology, Germany. Börner became a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2012, a Humboldt Research Fellow in 2017, and an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Fellow in 2018. Since 2005, she has served as a curator of the international Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit.
Börner’s research focuses on the development of data analysis and visualization techniques for information access, understanding, and management. She is particularly interested in the formalization, measurement, and systematic improvement of people’s data visualization literacy; the study of the structure and evolution of scientific disciplines; the analysis and visualization of online activity; and the development of cyberinfrastructures for large-scale scientific collaboration and computation.
She holds an MS in electrical engineering from the University of Technology in Leipzig and a PhD in computer science from the University of Kaiserslautern.
Matt Gorbet twists technology to create the unexpected. He co-founded Gorbet Design, Inc. to create unconventional objects and experiences in public spaces. These artwork and installation projects have been exhibited internationally and installed permanently in retail, hospitality and educational environments.
Matt’s work with PB/LASG focuses on interaction and behaviour design, as well as technology integration and strategy.
Matt has developed and taught Physical Computing and other design courses for the Canadian Film Centre and OCAD University, and co-founded a research lab at Ryerson University. He recently led a 5-year project designing the infrastructure for the “Art+Technology” public art program at the San José International Airport.
Among the first graduates of the Tangible Media Group at the MIT Media Lab, Matt went on to become a member of research staff at Xerox PARC in the 1990s, where his multidisciplinary team pursued speculative design of new document genres. He holds several patents on novel interaction technologies.
Prof. Dana Kulić conducts research in robotics and human-robot interaction (HRI), and develops autonomous systems that can operate in concert with humans, using natural and intuitive interaction strategies while learning from user feedback to improve and individualize operation over long-term use. Dana Kulić received the combined B. A. Sc. and M. Eng. degree in electro-mechanical engineering, and a Ph. D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of British Columbia, Canada, in 1998 and 2005, respectively. From 2006 to 2009, Dr. Kulić was a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow and a Project Assistant Professor at the Nakamura-Yamane Laboratory at the University of Tokyo, Japan. In 2009, Dr. Kulić established the Adaptive System Laboratory at the University of Waterloo, Canada, conducting research on human robot interaction, human motion analysis for rehabilitation and humanoid robotics. Since 2019, Dr. Kulić has been a professor and director of Monash Robotics at Monash University, Australia. Her research interests include robot learning, humanoid robots, human-robot interaction and mechatronics.