Hernisa Kacorri

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Hernisa Kacorri

Associate Professor
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Hernisa Kacorri is an associate professor with a joint appointment in the College of Information and the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS). She also holds an affiliate appointment in the Department of Computer Science and serves as a core faculty at the Trace RERC. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from The Graduate Center at City University of New York, and has conducted research at the University of Athens, IBM Research-Tokyo, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, and Carnegie Mellon University. Her research focuses on accessibility and human-centered artificial intelligence, with a mix of participatory methods and rigorous, experimental approaches for assessing impact. Her most recent work on teachable machines does not see end-users as passive consumers but as active directors of AI-infused technology.

Hernisa is recipient of a Mina Rees Dissertation Fellowship in the Sciences and was recognized by the Rising Stars in EECS program of CMU/MIT. Her collaborations with students, colleagues, and advisors have received honorable mention and best paper awards at ACM ASSETS, ACM CHI, IEEE WACV, IEEE VL/HCC. Her work is funded by NSF and NIDILRR.