Carnegie Mellon University
November 29, 2012

News Brief: Two Carnegie Mellon Professors Elected AAAS Fellows

Contacts: Byron Spice / 412-268-9068 /
Jocelyn Duffy / 412-268-9982 /

Chien HoJustine CassellPITTSBURGH—Two Carnegie Mellon University faculty members, Justine Cassell and Chien Ho have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS Fellows are elected by their peers in recognition of the recipients’ distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

Justine Cassell, the Charles M. Geschke Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute in the School of Computer Science, is being honored “for her distinguished contributions to the field of computer science, particularly for new computational models of human behavior and resulting technologies, including the Embodied Conversational Agent.”
Chien Ho, Alumni Professor of Biological Sciences and Director of the Pittsburgh NMR Center for Biomedical Research in the Mellon College of Science, is being recognized “for pioneering the use of magnetic resonance to unravel allosteric mechanisms of hemoglobin, and to develop a non-invasive method to monitor immune responses in vivo.”

The 2012 class of 702 fellows will be recognized during the AAAS Fellows Forum held on February 16 at the 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston.