Gilbert Named 2023 IEEE Fellow

Juan E. Gilbert, Ph.D.

Juan E. Gilbert, Ph.D., the Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor and department chair, has been named a 2023 Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Dr. Gilbert was elevated for “leadership in broadening participation in computing and contributions to accessible voting technologies.”

IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this elevation. Each year, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, the IEEE Fellow Committee recommends a group of recipients to become Fellows. Less than 0.1 percent of voting members are selected annually.

“It is a significant distinction to be named an IEEE Fellow,” Dr. Gilbert said. “I am truly grateful and honored to have been elevated to Fellow. It’s an acknowledgment that our research and mentoring activities are appreciated at the highest levels.”

His research is in human-centered computing (HCC) and artificial intelligence (AI). His research integrates people, technology, information, policy, and culture to address societal issues. Dr. Gilbert’s areas of specialization within HCC and AI are natural interactive systems, bias in AI, advanced learning technologies/intelligent tutoring systems, ethnocomputing/culturally aware computing and information technology workforce, human-computer interaction, databases and data mining.

Dr. Gilbert leads the Computing for Social Good Lab, which is focused on designing, building, and evaluating computational technologies as they relate to the human condition and reflecting on how these technologies affect society. He is an ACM Fellow, a Fellow of the American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. In 2012, Dr. Gilbert received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring.

Dr. Gilbert received his Bachelor of Science degree in applied science in 1991 from Miami University, and his Master of Science in Computer Science in 1995 and his Ph.D. in computer science in 2000 from the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Gilbert joins nine other IEEE Fellows in the department.

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