Moojan Ghafurian is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo and co-director of the Social and Intelligent Robotics Research Lab (SIRRL). Dr. Ghafurian got her PhD from the Pennsylvania State University in 2017 and was the Inaugural Wes Graham Postdoctoral Fellow from 2018-2020 at David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. Her research interests and background are in human-computer/robot interaction, social robotics, affective computing, and cognitive science. Most of Dr. Ghafurian’s research explores computational models of how humans interact with computers to inform user-centered design of socially and emotionally intelligent technologies in multiple domains, especially in healthcare and for supporting older adults, persons with dementia, and caregivers. She has published in multiple prestigious venues such as the IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, International Journal of Social Robotics, and ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction. Her work has been mentioned in different media, such as ACM TechNews and Semiconductor Engineering.