Gilbert Selected for AAAS Invention Ambassador Program

Juan E. Gilbert, The Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor and the new chair of the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering, has been selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science to be among the second round of inventors honored by its Lemelson Invention Ambassadors Program.

The purpose of the program is “to showcase the human face of inventors in order to inform, inspire and influence thought leaders and global communities.”

Gilbert is a Human-Centered Computing expert, hired in 2014 under the Preeminence Initiative. He has many inventions to his and his lab’s credit, including Prime III, an electronic voting machine that is considered to be the most accessible platform currently available.

For more information on the Lemelson Invention Ambassadors Program, visit the AAAS website.