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Assistant Professor
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Wellesley College
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Orit Shaer is the Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Computer Science and a co-director of the Media Arts and Sciences program at Wellesley College. Her research in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) focuses on novel forms of human-computer interaction. She is particularly interested in how emerging interaction styles leverage users’ cognitive, motor, and social skills to foster collaboration, learning, and problem solving. She received her PhD and MSc in Computer Science from Tufts University and has been a visiting researcher in the Design Machine Group at the University of Washington and in the University College London Interaction Center. She has presented her work internationally; sites of her publications and presentations include the ACM conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), the ACM international conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction (TEI), Cambridge University Press, and Springer. She served as a Program Co-Chair of TEI 2010, the international conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction and as a guest editor of a special issue of the ACM Transaction on Computer Human Interaction.

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