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Jessica Barfield

PhD Student; Graduate Teaching Associate

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

I am a PhD student in Information Sciences and currently am teaching INSC 210. My research interests include human-robot interaction and human-computer interaction.


  • University of Wisconsin, MS in Marketing
  • Duke University, Masters in Management Studies (MMS)
  • Dartmouth College, BA in Environmental Earth Sciences and Economics

Areas of Expertise:

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Research Methods

Courses taught:

  •  INSC 210 Foundations of Information Technology

My favorite thing about working at SIS is:

“The collaborative work environment and inspiring research throughout all levels of the school.”

List up to five select professional memberships:

  • IEEE
  • ACM
  • ASIS&T

Select publications:

  • Bilal, D., and Barfield, J. K., Voice Switching in Voice-Enabled Assistants (VDAs), Human Computer Interaction International Conference, 2021.
  • Bilal, D., and Barfield, J. K., Hey There! What Do You Look Like? User Voice Switching and Interface Mirroring in Voice-Enabled Digital Assistants (VDAs), ASIS&T Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2021.
  • Barfield J. K., Discrimination and Stereotypical Responses to Robots as a Function of Robot Colorization, UMAP '21: Adjunct Proceedings of the 29th ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, 109–114, 2021.
  • Barfield, J. K., Self-Disclosure of Personal Information, Robot Appearance, and Robot Trustworthiness, IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (Ro-Man), 2021.