Dania Bilal is a Professor at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Her research sits at the intersection of human information behavior, human-computer interaction, and information retrieval. She has published four books and over 100 scholarly articles, and made numerous presentations at the national and international levels. Her current research focuses on human-centered voice digital assistants, and human-robot interactions in health care and educational settings. She is a recipient of numerous awards, including but not limited to, The Association of Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T- SIGUSE ) 2017 Outstanding Contributions to Information Behavior Research; ASIST&T 2008 Book-of-The-Year Award; and the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) 2007 Excellence in Teaching Award. She is the Principal Investigator (PI) on the IDEA (Innovation, Disruption, Enquiry, Access) Institute on Artificial Intelligence (AI) funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).