D. Fox Harrell

Professor of Digital Media and Artificial Intelligence, CSAIL

D. Fox Harrell, Ph.D., is a professor of digital media and artificial intelligence in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Harrell is the Emmy-winning founding director and studio head of the MIT Center for Advanced Virtuality, which pioneers innovative experiences using computational media technologies. He leads the Imagination, Computation, and Expression Laboratory (ICE Lab) research group at MIT.

His research explores the relationship between imagination and computation, and it involves developing new forms of extended reality, computational narrative, video gaming for social impact, and related digital media forms based in computer science, cognitive science, and digital media arts. His work explores how computers can be used for creative expression and social empowerment. His book, “Phantasmal Media: An Approach to Imagination, Computation, and Expression” was published by the MIT Press in 2013. The National Science Foundation has recognized Dr. Harrell with an NSF CAREER Award for his project “Computing for Advanced Identity Representation.”

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