|Teaching and Advising Statement:|
My teaching focus lies at the interface of Computing, Design, and Cognitive Science. I have degrees in two of these areas, and I teach and supervise undergraduate and graduate students in all three. My interdisciplinary teaching is the subject of benchmark papers for ACSA (architecture) and both ICRA and IEEE RAS (robotics). I aim to develop and deliver courses in Human-Computer Interaction and Design, or related foci such as Interactive and Intelligent Environments, User Experience, and Interaction Design.
Underrepresented faculty and students flourish under my guidance. At University of Auckland (New Zealand) where I was first tenured, 100% of the students I taught were from outside the USA. At Clemson, where I earned tenure for a second time, students I supervised came from Rio de Janeiro, from Cairo, and from many cities within Iran, China and India.
Irrespective of the origins of my students, I invite all of them to find their own voices in my classroom so that the course means something for them, and hopefully in the future, for society and our planet, as these designers come to design us a promising future.
Link to my webpages on current and regular teaching.
|Current Public Engagement Activities:|
As I strive to impact the wellbeing and capacity of members of society through my research, my public outreach activities are many and wide-ranging. My lab members and I invite people of all ages and capabilities to visit our lab and participate in workshops conducted inside our lab and outside our lab in our research test-beds and in other public venues.
For a sampling of what offer in a calendar year, during this past year:
We ran workshop on creating electronic butterflies for local elementary school children.
We co-hosted the “Celebration of Stories” festival at the largest public library in South Carolina, Richland Library. “Celebration of Stories” featured the Newbery award-winning children’s author Grace Lin who used the LIT ROOM for a special, highly visible library event that involved a reading from her newest book accompanied by evocative effects, programmed by local teens, using our LIT ROOM.
We hosted in our lab a group of third-grade elementary students from the Lego League of Newberry Elementary School, a Title I school located in Newberry, SC (population of approximately 10k).
Notably, The Huffington Post picked up the story of our LIT ROOM to suggest what the future of libraries holds. My research team also played a small part in the Richland County Library being recognized as among 30 finalists for a National Medal Award.
For more information on these events, visit my LIT ROOM and LIT KIT webpages. If you or a group you know has an interest in visiting our lab, please email me.
My webpage offers links to my many publications (many downloadable), organized by research project, many of these NSF sponsored. Key publications include:
Green, K. E. Architectural Robotics: Ecosystems of Bits, Bytes and Biology. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2016.
Soleimani, A., Herro, D., Green, K. E., and Walker, I. D. “A Tangible, Story-Construction Process Employing Spatial, Computational-Thinking." Proceedings of IDC 2016: the 12th International ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children, June 21-24, Manchester, UK, pp. 157-166.
Houayek, H, Green, K. E., Gugerty, L. Walker, I. D. and Witte, J. "AWE: An Animated Work Environment for Working with Physical and Digital Tools and Artifacts." In Journal of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing [JPUC], June 2014, Volume 18, Issue 5, pp. 1227–1241.
Threatt, A. L., Merino, J., Green, K. E., Walker, I. D. Brooks, J. O. and Healy, S. “An Assistive Robotic Table for Older and Post-Stroke Adults: Results from Participatory Design and Evaluation Activities with Clinical Staff.” In Proceedings of CHI 2014: the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, pp. 673–682.
Schafer. G, Green, K. E., Walker, I. D., Fullerton, S. K., and Lewis, E., “An Interactive, Cyber-Physical Read-Aloud Environment: Results and Lessons from an Evaluation Activity with Children and their Teachers.” In Proceedings of DIS 2014, the ACM conference on Designing Interactive Systems, Vancouver, B.C., pp. 865–874.
Kapadia, A., Walker, I. D., Green, K. E., Manganelli, J., Houayek, H., James, A., Kanuri, V., Mokhtar, T., Siles I., and Yanik, P. "A Novel Approach to Rethinking the Machines In Which We Live: A Multidisciplinary Course in Architectural Robotics." IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine [RAS], 21(3) (September 2014): 143-150.
Yanik, P.M., Merino, J., Threatt, A.L., Manganelli, J., Brooks, J.O., Green, K.E. and Walker, I.D. “A Gesture Learning Interface for Simulated Robot Path Shaping with a Human Teacher.” IEEE Transactions on Human Machine Systems, 44(1): 41–54, 2014.
Walker, I. D. and Green, K. E. “Continuum Robots.” The Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science. New York: Springer, 2009, pp. 1475-1485.