Diversity Day October 23, 2014


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Thursday, October 23, 2014

2:00-3:00 pm, HPNP Auditorium
PHHP Distinguished Scholar Lecture, Dr. Juan E. Gilbert
“Societal Impacts through Research and Diversity: Who We Are and What We Do”
3:00-4:00 pm, HPNP Atrium
Reception and Poster Presentations
4:00-5:00 pm, HPNP G-301
Panel Discussion: Diversity and Cultural Competence: Impact on Education and Research

Juan E. Gilbert, PhD

 Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Chair and the Associate Chair of Research in the Computer & Information Science & Engineering Department, University of Florida

Dr. Juan E. Gilbert leads the Human Experience Research Lab in the UF College of Engineering’s Department of Computer & Information Science Engineering. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a national associate of the National Research Council of the National Academies, an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) distinguished scientist, and a senior member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Dr. Gilbert has research projects in spoken language systems, advanced learning technologies, usability and accessibility, ethnocomputing (culturally relevant computing), and databases/data mining. In 2012, Dr. Gilbert received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring from President Barack Obama, and he was recently named one of the 50 most important African-Americans in Technology.