CHI Academy cites Mark Ackerman
A current faculty member and a professor emerita of the School of Information have been honored by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) for their contributions in the field of computer-human interaction.
Associate Professor Mark Ackerman has been elected to the CHI Academy and Professor Emerita Judith S. Olson, who was selected to the CHI Academy in 2006, has been named an ACM Fellow for 2008. The CHI Academy is a program of the Special Interest Group of Computer-Human Interaction of the ACM and is the largest professional organization serving the human-computer interaction scholarly community.
Ackerman is one of seven distinguished professors and researchers nationally who will receive the CHI Academy honor for 2009, to be presented at the CHI annual conference. He is on the faculty of both the School of Information and the Division of Computer Science and Engineering of the College of Engineering.
Ackerman is well known for his research in computer-supported cooperative work and social computing, first gaining acclaim for his Answer Garden expertise sharing system. His research includes systems dealing with expertise finding and sharing, collaborative information access, privacy, and, increasingly, pervasive computing.
“Throughout his work,” the ACM noted, “he has examined how to incorporate elements of the social world within software systems (such as with collaborative systems) and also to consider how those systems will affect their social settings in return. It is this expertise in both system design as well as the social analysis of system use that sets Mark apart.”
The CHI Academy is an honorary group of individuals who have made substantial contributions to the field of human-computer interaction. These are the principal leaders of the field, whose efforts have shaped the disciplines and/or industry, and led the research and/or innovation in human-computer interaction.
Criteria for election to the CHI Academy are cumulative contributions to the field, impact on the field through development of new research directions and/or innovations, and influence on the work of others.
Through the fellows program, the ACM honors Olson for her achievements in computer science and information technology and for her significant contributions to the mission of the ACM. ACM fellows serve as distinguished colleagues to whom the ACM and its members look for guidance and leadership as the world of information technology evolves. Specifically, Olson was cited for contributions to human-computer interaction and computer-supported cooperative work.
In 2007, Professor Emeritus Gary M. Olson was inducted as an ACM Fellow.Explore posts in the same categories: Faculty, Research comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.