Robert D. Klein University Lecture 2017: Professor Stacy Marsella
Monday, March 20 at 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Egan Research Center, Raytheon Amphitheatre 120 Forsyth Street, Boston, MA, Boston
Professor Stacy Marsella, College of Computer Science and Information and Department of Psychology in the College of Science, was selected as the 53rd Robert D. Klein Lecturer. His talk, "How and Why We Simulate Human Behavior," will be delivered on Monday, March 20, 2017, from 3-4pm in the Raytheon Amphitheatre.
The Klein University Lecturer Award, established in 1964 upon the recommendation of the Faculty Senate, honors a member of the teaching faculty who has contributed with distinction to his or her own field of study. The University Lecture enables that faculty member to share the fruits of that scholarship with the university community and the general public. In 1979, the award was renamed in tribute to the late Robert D. Klein, professor of mathematics, chairman of the Faculty Senate Agenda Committee, and vice chairman of the Faculty Senate.
Professor Marsella’s research is in the computational modeling of emotion, cognition, and social behavior, both as a basic research method in the study of human behavior as well as the use of these computational models in a range of applications. His current research studies the interplay of emotion and cognition in decision-making as well as the role that beliefs about others and nonverbal behavior play in social interaction. He pursues a highly interdisciplinary approach that integrates methods and models from computer science, psychology, and art.
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