Jeremy Bailenson - Stanford's Virtual Human Interaction Laboratory, Department of
Communication, The Woods Institute for the Environment
Jeremy Bailenson is Founding Director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Stanford, and a Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment. He earned a B.A. cum laude from the University of Michigan in 1994 and a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Northwestern University in 1999. Bailenson was a Post-Doctoral Fellow and an Assistant Research Professor at the Research Center for Virtual Environments and Behavior at UCSB. Bailenson’s main area of interest is the phenomenon of digital human representation, especially in the context of immersive virtual reality. He designs and
studies virtual reality systems and explores the manner in which these systems change the nature of verbal and nonverbal interaction. In particular, he explores how virtual reality can change the way people think about education, environmental behavior, and health. His findings have been published in over 90 academic papers, his work has been
funded by the National Science Foundation, and he also receives grants from various Silicon Valley and international corporations. Bailenson consults for government agencies including the US Army and Air Force, the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, the National Research Council, and the National Institute of Health on policy issues
surrounding virtual reality.