Gloria Washington, MD, PhD

Head of Affective Biometrics Lab, Howard University

Gloria is currently an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Howard University in Washington, DC. She runs the Affective Biometrics Lab with her students. She has been interviewed on AI Bias by National Geographic. She is a technology researcher that focuses on the intersection of human-centered computing, affective computing, and biometrics. She believes her research seeks to give voices to the underserved and marginalized by asking questions like: “how can technology impact positive human emotions while reducing systematic racism and barriers to equity and how can technology build lasting social impact through requiring persons to feel empathy…not just look away?” She has more than fifteen years in Government service and has broadly presented her research throughout industry. Dr. Washington holds a BS in Computer Information Systems from Lincoln University of Missouri, and MS and PhD degrees in CS from The George Washington University.