Dr. Geri Gay is the Kenneth J. Bissett Professor of Communication at Cornell University and a Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow. She is also a professor in Information Science and the director of the Interaction Design Lab at Cornell. Her research focuses on social and technical issues in the design and application of interactive communication technologies. Specifically, she is interested in social navigation, persuasive computing, affective computing, social networking, mobile computing, and design theory. Currently, she receives funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Google, National Institute of Health, USDA and private donations.