Carnegie Mellon University
Aisling is an associate professor in the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University, where she also holds an adjunct appointment in the Human Computer Interaction Institute. She co-directs the Masters in Tangible Interaction program at CMU and leads transdisciplinary research in the newly established Visible Process Lab.rnrnAisling creates and studies interactive media systems for enhancing reflection, learning and communication. Her work is grounded within the fields of human-computer-interaction, multimedia, and interaction design, and is motivated by a desire to carefully integrate computational processes into our everyday mediated experiences. She is a proponent of speculative design and relishes introducing humor and playfulness in her teaching and practice. Findings from her research have been published in high-impact journals and conferences including ACM MM, TOMCCAP, SIGCHI, ISEA, CIKM, ICWSM and WWW, and exhibited at leading national venues including SIGGRAPH, the ASU Art Museum and the DeCordova Museum. Her research is supported by grants from the MacArthur Foundation, NSF IGERT, NSF DR K-12, NSF EAGER and NSF CreativeIT programs.rnrnAisling received a PhD in Media, Arts and Sciences from the MIT Media Lab. She also holds an MSc in Multimedia Systems from Trinity College, Dublin.