Rosalind Picard, Sc.D., FIEEE, FACM, FAAAC, FAPA
Director of Affective Computing Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Rosalind Picard is founder and director of the Affective Computing Research Group at the MIT Media Laboratory, co-founder and chief scientist of Empatica, providing FDA-cleared biomarkers from wearables including the first FDA-cleared smartwatch to detect seizures, and co-founder of Affectiva, providing Emotion AI software. Picard has authored over 350 peer-reviewed articles in AI and digital health, affective computing, machine learning and human-computer interaction. She is best-known for her book, Affective Computing, which helped launch a field, and is a popular speaker, with a TED talk of 2 million views. Picard is a fellow of the IEEE, ACM, AAAC, and APA, and member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Inventors. She received the 2022 International Lombardy Prize for Computer Science Research. She holds a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech and Masters and Doctorate degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.