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Keynote Talk
Workshop: Workshop on Computer Assisted Programming (CAP)

Elena Glassman Talk

Elena Glassman


Title Increasing the Power of [Human+Program Synthesis] through Interface Design

Abstract Program synthesis is a powerful tool for generating programs, but in the hands of users, its potential can be severely limited by unanticipated usability obstacles. In this talk, I will describe several key usability obstacles and new synthesis-powered interaction mechanisms that help users get past these obstacles to their goal: a program that behaves the way they want it to.

Updated Bio Elena Glassman is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard Paulson School of Engineering & Applied Sciences and the Stanley A. Marks & William H. Marks Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, specializing in human-computer interaction. At MIT, she earned a PhD and MEng in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a BS in Electrical Science and Engineering. Before joining Harvard, she was a postdoctoral scholar in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley, where she received the Berkeley Institute for Data Science Moore/Sloan Data Science Fellowship.