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Juan E. Gilbert is an IDEaS professor and Chair of the Human-Centered Computing Division in the School of Computing at Clemson University. He leads the Human-Centered Computing Lab at Clemson and also is a professor in the Automotive Engineering Department. Gilbert's research focuses on a variety of applications.
For example, his team created "Prime III," an electronic voting system that is accessible to all voters, even if they are illiterate, cannot see, hear or have a physical disability (i.e., arthritis or a missing limb). Gilbert and his team also created "voiceTEXT," which allows drivers to send text messages while keeping their eyes on the road.
In 2011, Gilbert received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Engineering and Mathematics Mentoring from President Barack Obama. Learn more about Gilbert as he answers the 10 ScienceLives questions in this video interview.
Name: Juan E. Gilbert
Institution: Clemson University
Field of Study: Human-centered computing
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