The Technion is pleased to welcome Wendy Ju, a leading researcher and innovator in human-machine interaction, as its newest assistant professor at the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute.
Meet Assistant Professor Ju
We are thrilled to have Assistant Professor Ju join us at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute. She has a reputation for exceptionally innovative work in interaction design across cultures, a field that is rapidly growing as smart devices, robots, and autonomous vehicles become integrated into our everyday lives.
Her work highlights the ways that interactive devices can communicate and engage with people without interrupting or intruding on their lives. She has innovated numerous methods for early-stage prototyping of automated systems to understand how people will respond to those systems before they are built.
Alongside the best-in-class faculty at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute, Assistant Prof. Ju will drive a new era of innovation and excellence in this field.
She comes to the Jacobs Institute from Stanford University, where she served as the executive director of interaction design at the Center for Design Research at Stanford University, and associate professor of interaction design in the design MFA program at California College of the Arts.
Assistant Prof. Ju received her Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Stanford and holds a master’s in media arts and sciences from MIT. Her monograph on The Design of Implicit Interactions was published in 2015.
As assistant professor, she will be teaching master’s students, mentoring Ph.D. candidates, and setting up a research lab at the new Cornell Tech campus, which opens on Roosevelt Island in NYC in September.
The Jacobs Institute: Brilliant Institutions Coming Together
The Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute combines professors, research, and resources from the Technion — a leading global research university that played a critical role in Israel’s emergence as the “Startup Nation” — and Cornell University, a longtime leader in engineering and computer science. Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute graduates receive dual master’s degrees from the Technion and Cornell, providing them with a leg up in an increasingly global workforce.
The students and faculty of the Jacobs Institute are extremely excited to learn from Assistant Prof. Ju’s wealth of knowledge in the creation and utilization of robots and autonomous vehicles.
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