By: J.D. Ross
(315) 443-3094

The first Brown Bag Lunch Series talk of the year will feature Dr. Geri Gay, the Kenneth J. Bissett Professor and Chair of Communication at Cornell University.

Gay will discuss the design and evaluation of two mobile health applications, The Mindless Eating Challenge, an interactive health game, and VERA, a system designed to create open-ended awareness of health oriented decisions and emotions.

At Cornell, Gay’s research focuses on social and technical issues in the design of interactive communication technologies. Specifically, she is interested in social navigation, affective computing, social networking, mobile computing, and design theory.

Funding for her research and design projects has come from NSF, NASA, the Mellon Foundation, Intel, Google, Microsoft, NIH, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, AT&T Foundation, and several private donors.  Gay teaches courses in interactive multimedia design and research, computer-mediated communication, human-computer interaction, and the social design of communication systems.

The talk will be held on Thursday, January 19 at 12:30 p.m. in the Katzer Room (347) in Hinds Hall.