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Peggy Wu

Peggy Wu

SIFT

Ms. Wu operationalizes psychological theories using advanced technologies, with a focus on Virtual Reality, Computational Linguistics, and Artificial Intelligence, for improving human-computer and human-human interaction to support Deep Space Exploration missions and human performance applications on Earth. She has been responsible for obtaining research and consulting funding from diverse governmental and commercial sources and has authored or co-authored more than 60 peer reviewed publications as well as two book chapters. Prior to joining SIFT, Ms. Wu was a Research Associate at Honeywell’s Research Laboratories where she designed and implemented the user interface of the NIST-Honeywell IoT smart home project to support independent living. Prior to joining Honeywell, Ms. Wu was a human factors and user interface designer for MGI Software/Roxio International where her work resulted in multiple industry-recognized awards and OEM contracts. Ms. Wu has served as session chair and co-chair for academic conferences including VR and serious games for health, has been an invited participant at NASA and ESA workshops, and has served as an invited speaker at the National Academies of Sciences, National Geographic sponsored Science and Media Awards, the Museum of Science Fiction, the Humans2Mars Summit, the Austin Film Festival, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Ms. Wu is co-author of three U.S. patents and one European patent. She excels at translating customer needs into technical requirements and leading multi-disciplinary teams. She is driven by the need to transition sound scientific research into technologies that provide real societal benefit.>