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Gloria Washington (she/her)

Associate Professor

  • Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, CEA
  • College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA)


I am an empathetic technology researcher that focuses on the intersection of human-centered computing, affective computing, and biometrics. I like to say my research seeks to give voices to the underserved and marginalized by asking questions like: how can technology impact positive human emotions while reducing systematic racism and barriers to equity and how can technology build lasting social impact through requiring persons to feel empathy...not just look away?

I currently am an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Howard University in Washington, DC. I run the Affective Biometrics Lab with my bright students. Check out the cool projects we do within ABL. Take a listen to my National Geographic Interview on AI Bias!

Education & Expertise


Computer Science

The George Washington University


Human Centered Computing, Human Centered Artificial Intelligence, Affective Computing, Biometrics, Computer Science Education