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Scholarship Deputy Chair

Elaine Short

Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Tufts University

Elaine Schaertl Short is the Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Tufts University.  Her work seeks to improve the computational foundations of human-robot interaction by designing new algorithms that succeed in contexts where other algorithms’ assumptions fail, such as in child-robot interaction, in minimally-supervised public space deployments, and in assistive interactions.  As a disabled faculty member, she is particularly passionate about disability justice in her service work.  She is the Tufts representative to AccessComputing and the Communications Chair of AccessSIGCHI, an advocacy group working to improve the accessibility of ACM SIGCHI conferences.  In her work with AccessSIGCHI, Elaine has been a leader in the efforts to reach 100% accessibility in ACM SIGCHI publication PDFs and provide training to all SIGCHI conference accessibility chairs.

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