Christine Lisetti, PhD
Professor, Florida International University

Dr. Lisetti is the PI of the eEVA project. Our team has supported the health outcomes portion of this study.

Christine Lisette is a faculty at Florida International University (FIU) in the Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences , and the Director of the Virtual Intelligent Social AGEnts (VISAGE) Laboratory.

Her long-term research goal is to create engaging virtual social agents (VISAGEs) that can help humans in a variety of contexts by interacting with them in innovative ways, through natural expressive multimodal interaction (e.g. in cybertherapy, health counseling, educational games, cyberlearning).

She conducts basic research  at the intersection of human-computer interaction (HCI), affective computing (She was on the founding Editorial Board of  the IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing),  human-centered artificial intelligence (AI),  and virtual reality (VR) in order to discover design principles for VISAGESs. She also conducts applied research by applying these principles to different application domains (e.g. healthcare, medicine, education).

Her research has been funded by federal agencies in the USA such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), the US National Institute of Health (NIH), the US Department of Education, NASA Ames, US Army STRICOM, the US Office of Naval Research (ONR); and in Europe by the European Union Commission, EUREKA Information Technology for European Advancement (ITEA), the Provence-Alpes Cote d’Azur (PACA) Regional Research and Development Program; as well as by industry such as Intel, Microsoft, STMicroelectronics, Numedeon Inc., and the Institute for Disabilities Research and Training.