Bilge Mutlu is an associate professor of computer science and industrial engineering, the director of the Wisconsin Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory, and the organizer of the campus WHCI+D Group. His research program bridges human-computer interaction (HCI), robotics and design research and involves the development of human-centered principles and methods for designing robotic technologies. Dr. Mutlu is a former Fulbright Scholar and the recipient of National Science Foundation’s CAREER award and several Best Paper awards and nominations including HRI 2008, HRI 2009, HRI 2011, UbiComp 2013, IVA 2013, RSS 2013, HRI 2014 and CHI 2015. His research has been covered by national and international press including the NewScientist, MIT Technology Review, Discovery News, Science Nation and Voice of America. He has served on the steering committee of the Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Conference, co-chairing the program committee for RO-MAN 2016, HRI 2015, and ICSR 2011, program subcommittees for CHI 2013 and CHI 2014, and the organizing committee for HRI 2017. He has also served as the managing technical editor of the Journal of Human-Robot Interaction (JHRI), an associate editor for JHRI, IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, and Entertainment Computing, and guest editor for Interaction Studies, Frontiers Research Topics, and AI Magazine. Dr. Mutlu received his Ph.D. degree from Carnegie Mellon University's Human-Computer Interaction Institute in 2009. His interdisciplinary background combines training in interaction design, computer science and cognitive and behavioral sciences with industry experience in product design and development.