- Computer Sciences
Bilge Mutlu is an assistant professor of computer science, psychologyand industrial engineering. He is also director of the Wisconsin Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory. His research program bridges human-computer interaction (HCI), robotics and computer-supported collaborative work (CSCW), exploring how robotic technologies might be designed to help people learn, communicate and work.
Dr. Mutlu is a former Fulbright Scholar and the recipient of National Science Foundation's CAREER award and several Best Paper awards and nominations including HRI 2008, HRI 2009, HRI 2011, UbiComp 2013, IVA 2013, RSS 2013 and HRI 2014. His research has been covered by national and international press including the NewScientist, MIT Technology Review, Discovery News, Science Nation and Voice of America.
He has served on the steering committee of the Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Conference and program committees of the HRI, CHI and ICMI conferences, co-chairing the program committee for HRI 2015 and ICSR 2011 and the program subcommittee on design at CHI 2013 and CHI 2014. He is also serving as the managing technical editor of the Journal of Human-Robot Interaction and an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing and the Entertainment Robotics section of Entertainment Computing.
Dr. Mutlu received his Ph.D. degree from Carnegie Mellon University's Human-Computer Interaction Institute in 2009. His interdisciplinary background combines training in interaction design, computer science and cognitive and behavioral sciences with industry experience in product design and development.