It was recently announced that CSAIL principal investigator D. Fox Harrell will be promoted to full professor in July.
Harrell is Professor of Digital Media (July 1st, 2017) in both the Comparative Media Studies Program and the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT. His research focuses on the relationship between imaginative cognition and computation.
Harrell founded and directs the MIT Imagination, Computation, and Expression Laboratory (ICE Lab) to develop new forms of computational narratives, gaming, social media, and related digital media based in computer science, cognitive science, and digital media arts.
He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Cognitive Science from the University of California, San Diego, a Master's degree in Interactive Telecommunication from New York University, and a B.F.A. in Art, B.S. in Logic and Computation, and minor in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.
He is the author of the book Phantasmal Media: An Approach to Imagination, Computation, and Expression. In 2010, Harrell received the NSF CAREER Award and in 2014-2015 he was awarded a Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.
For more information on Harrell’s work, please visit: http://groups.csail.mit.edu/icelab/.