Rachel Rachel Kern
Speech Interface Group
Room E15-384C, 20 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
phone: (617) 253-7120
fax: (617) 258-6264
e-mail: rachelk@media.mit.edu

EMotoPhone/GalvaPhone - send your emotions and your galvanic skin response over a cell phone
Translation Assistant - an interactive user interface that applies common sense reasoning to the problem of translating speech in real time from one language to another
Monkey Business - a network of animatronic monkeys who act as audio-enabled agents, promoting light-weight and spontaneous communication between members of a distributed group

Research Interests
Human-computer interaction, user interface design, using cell phones to enhance human communication, animatronic awareness agents

B.A. in Cognitive Science, Northwestern University, 1999

Playing piano and flute, listening to music, rocking out, Thai food, traveling (I've been to 38 states so far)

Where am I from?
Newton, MA - home of the Fig Newton

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