Juan Gilbert

Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor & Department Chair, University of Florida

Miami University, B.S. in Systems Analysis
University of Cincinnati, M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science

Dr. Juan E. Gilbert is the Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor and Chair of the Computer & Information Science & Engineering Department at the University of Florida where he leads the Human Experience Research Lab. Dr. Gilbert has research projects in advanced learning technologies, usability and accessibility, Human-Centered AI and Culturally Relevant Computing. He has published more than 250 articles, given more than 250 talks and obtained more than $28 million dollars in research funding. He is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), a Fellow of the American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. In 2012, Dr. Gilbert received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring from President Barack Obama. He also received the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2014 Mentor Award. Dr. Gilbert was also named a 2015-2106 AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador. Dr. Gilbert is the inventor of Prime III, an open source, secure and accessible voting technology that has been used in numerous organization elections and in statewide elections in New Hampshire and Butler County, Ohio. Prime III is the only open-source voting system to be used in state, local and federal elections. Dr. Gilbert was a member of the National Academies Committee on the Future of Voting: Accessible, Reliable, Verifiable Technology that produced the report titled, “Securing the Vote: Protecting American Democracy”.


What are you most proud of in your work or life?

My family, students and our ability to transfer technology into the real world to improve society.


What do you like to do when you’re not working?

Exercise, movies and family time.


Do you have a personal motto or other words to live by?

Know what you know.

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