- Dr. Tracy Hammond gave a keynote on morning of the second day of the conference. She spoke about how both her research and the field of Sketch Recognition evolved over the last decade. One motivation of her career was to develop algorithms that provide insights into human brain activity and also develop applications that improve human-human communication. Her initial work focused on domain-independent recognition methods, while her current work focuses on developing systems to improve education. She also shows how sketch recognition methods can advance both sketch forensics and activity recognition, providing inspiration as per how this can allow for surprisingly intelligent personalized feedback. This chapter provides a lightly edited transcription of that keynote.