Speaker's Biography:

Clifford Nass
Thomas M. Storke Professor, Stanford University

Clifford Nass is the Thomas M. Storke Professor at Stanford University, with appointments in communication; computer science; education; law; science, technology and society; sociology; and symbolic systems (cognitive science). He is director of the Communication between Humans and Interactive Media (CHIMe) Lab and the Revs Program at Stanford. He is the author of three books: "The Media Equation," "Wired for Speech" and "The Man Who Lied to His Laptop" — as well as more than 150 articles on the psychology of technology and statistical methodology. His areas of specialization include social response to interactive media, automotive interfaces and media multitasking. His research on multitasking was the most covered social research in 2010. Nass has consulted on the design of more than 250 IT products and services for companies including Microsoft, Google, Toyota, Nissan, Philips, Sony, Fidelity, Schwab, Hewlett-Packard and Dell.