Jessy Ceha

Jessy Ceha, PhD
(she/her)

Trained in both cognitive science and human-computer interaction, my research has ranged from EEG studies on speech perception with cochlear implants to social robots as educational tools. My current work involves designing interactions of conversational agents, from chatbots to physically-embodied robots, that promote social/emotional experiences. I am passionate about understanding human cognition and applying this knowledge to developing technologies that improve people’s functioning, independence, and well-being.

I hold a Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction from the University of Waterloo, advised by Dr. Edith Law, an M.Sc. in Computational Cognitive Science (formerly called Human-Machine Communication), from the University of Groningen, advised by Dr. Marieke van Vugt and Dr. Deniz Başkent, and a B.Sc. in Cognitive Systems, from the University of British Columbia.