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Bederson Receives Best Historical Paper Award

November 1st, 2016

Ben Bederson and his co-authors Amy Karlson and Pekka Parhi  received a Best Historical Paper Award at MobileHCI 2016.

Photo of Ben B. BedersonThe award was given in recognition for their paper “Target size study for one-handed thumb use on small touchscreen devices“, which was delivered at MobileHCI in 2006.

Ben Bederson is the Associate Provost of Learning Initiatives & Executive Director of the Teaching and Learning Transformation Center and a Professor in Computer Science. From 2000 – 2006, he served as Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab, and is co-founder of both the International Children’s Digital Library and Hazel Analytics.

After receiving her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, Amy Karlson went on to work at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and at Microsoft Research. Pekka Parhi holds an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oulu, and now works at Sapotech in Oulu, Finland.

Congratulations, Ben, Amy, and Pekka on this recognition of your enduring contribution to the field!