Rosalind Picard

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Rosalind Wright Picard

Name: Rosalind Wright Picard

Born: May 17, 1962, in Massachusetts, USA

Computer-related contributions

  • Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT.
  • Founder and director of the Affective Computing Research Group at the MIT Media Lab.
  • Co-director of the Things That Think Consortium.
  • She created the branch of computer science known as affective computing with the publication of Affective Computing.
  • Inventor of future emotion technology and wearables for improving well-being and health.

Significant publications

  • Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction: Second International Conference (2007).
  • Affective Computing (2000).

Honors and awards

  • Groden Network Distinguished Honorees, Research Award (2008).
  • Named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (2005).
  • Creapole's Committee of Honour, Paris (2002).
  • Assoc. of American Publishers, Inc. Computer Science Book Award (1997).
  • NEC Career Development Chair in Computers and Communications (1992).
  • Society of Women Engineers: "The Outstanding Woman Engineering Student (1981,82,83,84).


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