Juan E. Gilbert, Ph.D.

Juan E. Gilbert, Ph.D.

The Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor, UF Distinguished Professor & Department Chair

Primary Research Area

Human-Centered Computing

Research Areas

Database, Data Science and Informatics, Human-Centered Computing, Information Security, Machine Learning, AI


Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Cincinnati, 2000
M.S., Computer Science, University of Cincinnati, 1995
B.S., Systems Analysis, Miami University (OH), 1991

Research Interests

Research Interests: Human-Centered Computing, User Experience & Accessibility, Electronic Voting Systems, Advanced Learning Technologies, Culturally-Relevant Computing, Brain-Computer Interaction, Spoken Language Systems, Broadening Participation in Computing, STEM Workforce Development



Gilbert, J.E., Magruder-Waisome, J.A., & Smarr, S. (2023) An Analysis of Black Faculty in CS Research Departments, Communications of the ACM, 66, 2, DOI: https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3571279 pp. 45-47.

Williams, R.M., Alikhademi, K., Munyaka, I.N.S., & Gilbert, J.E., (2022) MetaCogs: Mitigating Executive Dysfunction via Agent-Based Modeling for Metacognitive Strategy Development, ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing, 15, 3, DOI: https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3514254

Davis, J., Purves, D., Gilbert, J., & Schuyler, S. (2022). Five ethical challenges facing data-driven policing. AI and Ethics. doi: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s43681-021-00105-9

Gilbert, J.E., Laurenceau, I. & Louis, J. (2021). A study of ballot anomaly detection with a transparent voting machine, ACM Interactions, 28, 6, pp. 56-61, doi: https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3484937

Posadas, B.B., Hanumappa M., Niewolny, K. & Gilbert, J.E. (2021). Design and Evaluation of Crowdsourcing Precision Agriculture Mobile Application for Lambsquarters, Mission LQ. Agronomy, 11, 1951, pp. 1-24, doi: https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4395/11/10/1951

Prioleau, D., Dames, P., Alikhademi, K., & Gilbert, J.E., (2021). Autonomous Vehicles in Rural Communities: Is It Feasible?, IEEE Technology and Society, 40, 3, pp. 28-30, doi: 10.1109/MTS.2021.3104408.

Alikhademi, K., Drobina, E., Prioleau, D., Richardson, B., Purves, D., & Gilbert, J.E., (2021). A review of predictive policing from the perspective of fairness. Artificial Intelligence and Law. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10506-021-09286-4

Dunbar, J., Alikhademi, K., Laurenceau, I., Lewis, B., & Gilbert, J. E. (2021). Driver Alertness Comparison Using BCI Data between the Voice-Based Arithmetic System and Traditional Audio and Visual Alerts. International Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, 10, 1, pp. 1-9.

McNamara, K., Hart, A., Morrow, N., McKenzie, J. & Gilbert, J.E. (2024). Plain Language to Address Dimensionality in Feature-Contribution Explanations for End-Users. In Proceedings HCI International (HCII), Washington, DC, USA, pp. 1-11.

Isaac, J.T., Gardner-McCune, C., & Gilbert, J.E. (2024). Understanding Social Good-Based Introductory Computer Science Pedagogy for Black Boys. In Proceedings ACM 2024 RESPECT Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA, pp. 128–132. DOI: https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3653666.3656112

Smarr, S.A., Morrow, N.S.J., & Gilbert, J.E. (2024). HBCU Students' Experiences with Data Structures and the Need for Equity Pedagogies. In Proceedings ACM 2024 RESPECT Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA, pp. 190–195. DOI: https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3653666.3656089

Munyaka, I., Delgado, D.A., Gilbert, J., Ruiz, J., & Traynor, P. (2024) ”I used to live in Florida”: Exploring the Impact of Spam Call Warning Accuracy on Callee Decision-Making, Symposium on Usable Security and Privacy (USEC) 2024, Co-located with Network and Distributed System Security (NDSS) Symposium, San Diego, CA, pp. 1-13.

Thomas, S., & Gilbert, J. (2023). AI for Athletes Career Development Awareness Technology: Say No to Academic Clustering, Fourteenth International Conference on Sport and Society. Sport & Society Research Network, The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, USA, 13 pages.

Richardson, B., Sattigeri, P., Wei, D., Ramamurthy, K.N., Varshney, K., Dhurandhar, A., & Gilbert, J.E. (2023). Add-Remove-or-Relabel: Practitioner-Friendly Bias Mitigation via Influential Fairness. In Proceedings of the 2023 ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (FAccT '23). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, pp. 736–752. https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3593013.3594039

Williams, R.M., Boyd, L.E., & Gilbert, J.E. (2023). Counterventions: a reparative reflection on interventionist HCI. In Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '23), April 23-28, 2023, Hamburg, Germany. ACM, New York, NY, USA, https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3544548.3581480

Louis, J. D., Alikhademi, K., Joseph, R., & Gilbert, J. E. (2022). Mind Games: A Web-Based Multiplayer Brain-Computer Interface Game. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 66, 1, pp. 2234–2238. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1071181322661538

McNamara, K., Sherman, I., Tavassoli, F., Louis, J.D. & Gilbert, J.E. (2021) On media and disinformation: Examining viewer judgment of political video authenticity, 2021 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS), 2021, pp. 1-9, doi: 10.1109/ISTAS52410.2021.9629120.

Prioleau, D., Alikhademi, K., Roberts, A., Peeples, J., Zare, A. & Gilbert, J.E. (2021). Application of Divisive Clustering for Reducing Bias in Imbalanced Data. Petra Perner (Ed.) Machine Learning and Data Mining in Pattern Recognition 17th International Conference on Machine Learning and Data Mining, MLDM 2021., New York, NY, USA, July 18-22, 2021, pp. 115–131.

Chattaraman, V., Kwon, W.S., Ross, K., Sung, J., Gilbert, J. E., Alikhademi, K., & Richardson, B. (2021). Consumer Evaluations of Mobile, Conversational Decision Aids for In-Store Shopping: Effects of Decision Strategy Implemented and Consumer Need for Cognition. In Proceedings of the 78th Annual Meeting for the International Textile and Apparel Association, Virtual Conference.

Laurenceau, I., Jones, J., Moon, D., Emamdie, M., & Gilbert, J., (2020). Virtual Traffic Stop. In Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS 2020), pp. 154-160, November 12-15, Tempe, AZ.

Awards & Distinctions

  • 2024 UF Distinguished Professor
  • 2024 Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2024 Member, Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Honor Society
  • 2023 Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • 2022 Laureate of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation
  • 2021 ACM SIGCHI Social Impact Award
  • 2021 UF Innovate Invention of the Year: In-Line Ticketing
  • 2020 Member, Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida (ASEMFL)
  • 2018 Fellow, Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • 2018 Computing Research Association (CRA) A. Nico Habermann Award
  • 2018 Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) Presidential Award
  • 2017 Fellow, National Academy of Inventors (NAI)
  • 2016 Southern Region Education Board (SREB) Faculty Mentor of the Year
  • 2015 AAAS-Lemelson Foundation Invention Ambassador
  • 2015 University of Cincinnati The Alta Petit Award, Presidential Medal
  • 2014 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mentor Award
  • 2013 Richard A. Tapia Achievement Award
  • 2012 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility
  • 2012 Named one of the 2012 The Root 100 Black Influencers and Achievers
  • 2012 National Center for Women in IT (NCWIT) Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award
  • 2012 Hamilton, Ohio Booker T. Washington Community Center Academic Excellence Award
  • 2012 Miami University Bishop Medal Alumni Award
  • 2012 February 2012 Named “Dr. Juan Gilbert Month” by Hamilton, Ohio City Council
  • 2012 Recipient of the Hamilton, Ohio City Council Key to the City
  • 2011 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM)
  • 2010   Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)


Contact Information

Telephone: 352-392-1200

Email: juan@ufl.edu

Computing for Social Good Lab

Office: MH 5400D

Lab Room: E451 CSE