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Northwestern School of Communication

Duri Long

Assistant Professor
Duri Long

Duri Long is a human-centered AI researcher interested in issues surrounding AI literacy and human-AI interaction. Increasing public interest in and use of AI demands improved resources for aiding in public understanding of AI as well as developments in technology that allow AI to interact comfortably with humans in complex social settings. Dr. Long's research looks to how humans interact and learn as a way of informing the design of public AI literacy interventions as well as the development of AI that can interact naturally and improvise creatively with people in complex social environments.

Dr. Long employs a variety of methodologies and theoretical frameworks in her research, drawing on the learning sciences, design research, and cognitive science. She has experience working with artists and museums around the country to develop co-creative, embodied exhibits and art installations involving AI and technology. Dr. Long holds a Ph.D. in Human-Centered Computing from Georgia Tech and a BS in Computer Science with a second major in Dramatic Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Scholarly Work


My colleagues--Brian Magerko and Jessica Roberts--and I were recently awarded a $1.726 million grant from the NSF Advances in Informal Science Learning program. I will be a Co-PI on the grant, which is titled Fostering AI Literacy through Embodiment and Creativity across Informal Learning Spaces. Working with the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, we will be designing museum exhibits to foster middle-school age children's AI literacy and developing theory about how visitors learn about AI in informal learning spaces.


  • SPCH MTS 525-0-30: Special Topics Research Seminar: Speculative Design for Human-AI Communication