Hernisa Kacorri

Associate Professor
2118A Hornbake Building, South Wing
Ph.D., City University of New York (Computer Science)

Hernisa Kacorri is an associate professor in the College of Information. She also holds an affiliate appointment in the Department of Computer Science.

Kacorri is a member of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab and the NSF Institute for Trustworthy AI in Law & Society. She also serves as a core faculty member at the Trace Research and Development Center.

The goal of her research is to build technologies that address real-world problems by integrating data-driven methods and human-computer interaction. Typically her research applications benefit people with disabilities, such as assistive technologies that model communication and behavior.

Kacorri has conducted research at the University of Athens, IBM Research-Tokyo, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).

She is a recipient of a Mina Rees Dissertation Fellowship in the Sciences, an ACM ASSETS best paper finalist and a best paper award, an ACM CHI honorable mention award, and an IEEE WACV best paper award. Kacorri has also been recognized by the Rising Stars in EECS program of CMU/MIT.

She received her doctoral degree in computer science from the City University of New York in 2016.

Go here to view Kacorri’s academic publications on Google Scholar.