from Jeonghye Han

In my memory of Naomi.
We met for the fist time as a chair and an invited speaker at an international workshop on Robots with Children, Lausanne, Switzerland, March 6, 2011.
I remembered her who did not agree everything  when I gave my talk. Nevertheless she invited me for another talk in HongKong, July 5, 2011.  That was the conference workshop on Robotics in CSCL, Hong Kong, July 5, 2011 (see photo 1: After my talk with me, Dr. Kanda in ATR, Prof. Ishiguro in Osaka University, Prof. Naomi).
Next year, Prof. Naomi was invited from International conference e-Learning Korea 2011 in Seoul.
She wanted to have a lunch just the two of us to discuss Children Robot Learning. She chose Korean vegetable dish for her health in stead of beef.  (see photo 2: lunch with Naomi in e-Learning Korea conference)


She encouraged me to study Children and Robot Interaction when I told her I felt I lacked the capacity.
I can remember  her sayings “Jeonghye, you don’t need to care what your skills are or where you are from. It is valuable to keep going on” I would like to pay a high tribute to Naomi’s life as a researcher and role-model.

She was a great mentor to many female researchers in CSCL and in HRI.
Cherish the memory of former President, Naomi.

Jeonghye Han,
South Korea

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From The European Commission Institute for Prospective Studies



The European Commission Institute for Prospective Studies (JRC- IPTS), based in Seville, is sad to hear about the loss of Naomi. We worked together with Naomi and a team of experts led by Nancy Law on up-scaling and mainstreaming ICT-enabled innovations and are proud to have published a JRC Scientific and Policy Report together with Naomi. We will remember her enthusiasm, openness and critical mind. Thank you Naomi for having shared this with us. The picture was taken at the public forum on “How do we know if an Education Reform is Successful? Insights from European and Asian Education Innovations, jointly organized by the Centre for Information Technology in Education (CITE) and the Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong, 23 January, 2013.  (http://edureform.cite.hku.hk/)

–Signed by Yves Punie, Pan Kampylis, Stefania Bocconi.

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