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HCIL 2019 News and Awards

July 25th, 2019

Jason Farman published Delayed Response: The Art of Waiting from the Ancient to the Instant World, Yale University Press (2018).

Ben Shneiderman published Twin-Win Research: Your Guidebook for Accelerating Campus Discovery and Innovation: Second Edition, Morgan & Claypool (2019).

Ben Shneiderman published Encounters with HCI Pioneers: A Personal History and Photo Journal, Morgan & Claypool (2019).

Jenny Preece published the 5th edition of Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction, Wiley (2019 – to appear) with co-authors Helen Sharp and Yvonne Rogers.

Five new faculty joined the HCIL: Leilani Battle, Ge Gao, Jonathan Lazar, Wayne Lutters, Huaishu Peng

HCIL faculty Niklas Elmqvist and Jennifer Golbeck received the ACM Distinguished Member Award

Ben Shneiderman received an Honorary Doctorate from Swansea University (Wales, UK, July 2018) and from the University of Pretoria (South Africa, September 2018)

Ben Shneiderman was the keynote speaker for the Tsukuba (Japan) Global Science Week (September 2018)

Catherine Plaisant was awarded an INRIA International Chair for 2018-2022

Eun Kyoung Choe, Hernisa Kacorri, and Amanda Lazar received the Strategic Growth Funds from University of Maryland & iSchool.

Amanda Lazar spoke on panel at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine on Artificial Intelligence Applications for Older Adults and People with Disabilities: Balancing Safety and Autonomy: A Workshop.

Jason Farman’s recently published book, Delayed Response: The Art of Waiting from the Ancient to the Instant World(Yale University Press, 2018), received positive reviews in The Wall Street Journal, the LA Review of Book, The Daily Telegraph, and Brain Pickings. Articles about Delayed Response were published in The Atlantic, ELLE Magazine, The World Economic Forum, Le Point, and the San Diego Union Tribune among others. He was a featured guest discussing his book on several radio programs including Innovation Hub, Late Night Live, Knowledge@Wharton, Think, Radio Times, Constant Wonder, and Afternoons with Jesse Mullins.  

Michelle Mazurek was part of a team that received an IEEE Cybersecurity Award for Practice in 2018 in recognition for work on the usability and security of passwords.

Rock Stevens, Daniel Votipka, Elissa Redmiles, and Michelle Mazurek and co-authors received a distinguished paper award at the USENIX Security Symposium for their paper “The Battle for New York: A Case Study of Applied Digital Threat Modeling at the Enterprise Level.”

Elissa Redmiles was awarded the John Karat Usable Privacy and Security Student Research Award (for research, mentoring, and service to the usable security and privacy community) at SOUPS 2018.

Dan Votipka was named a UMD Outstanding Graduate Student for 2018.

Gregg Vanderheiden, Jonathan Lazar, Hernisa Kacorri, and Amanda Lazar, Bern Jordan of the Trace R&D Center were awarded a 5 year Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center grant to work on Inclusive ICT with a focus on dementia, intelligent teachable interfaces, personalization, evaluation and accessibility of next-next generation interfaces. 

Gregg Vanderheiden presented the Colin McLaurin Award Keynote at the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) annual conference.

Joel Chan published a perspective piece on our computational analogy work in PNAS, and received nice press coverage.

Leilani Battle received an NSF CISE CRII award.

Jessica Vitak iConference paper on privacy perceptions among users and non-users of intelligent personal assistants was announced as a finalist for the conference’s Lee Dirks Award for Best Paper.

David Weintrop and Janet Walkoe received a Spencer Foundation Grant to investigate computational thinking in 4th grade mathematics classrooms using the Sphero robot.

Joel Chan received a Research Improvement Grant (RIG) from the iSchool to explore infrastructures for collective design involving government, citizens, nonprofits, foundations, and entrepreneurs in Baltimore.

Jessica Vitak received a Research and Scholarship Award (RASA) from UMD for a study of privacy perceptions and practices when using peer-to-peer financial apps.

Joel Chan joined (as Co-PI) an IMLS-funded project exploring the role of libraries in supporting the information needs of small local businesses trying to innovate.

Joel Chan received two NSF grants. One (Co-PI) with Mark Fuge from UMD MechE (also HCIL), to develop a theory of when diverse initial ideas lead to better final design solutions, and one (Co-PI) with Niki Kittur (CMU HCII) and Dafna Shahaf (Hebrew University CSE) to accelerate innovation by creating new systems that support analogical search.

As the UMD representative at a Coalition for National Science Funding event, Jessica Vitak went to Capitol Hill to talk with Congressional representatives about the pervasive data ethics research she and her PERVADE collaborators are working on.