SCS Faculty Awards
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The ACM Special Interest Group in Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI)
CHI Lifetime Achievement Award

--The CHI Lifetime Service Award goes to individuals who have contributed to the growth of SIGCHI in a variety of capacities. This award is for extended services to the community at large over a number of years. Criteria for this award are: service to SIGCHI and its activities in a variety of capacities; extended contributions over many years; and influence on the community at large

  • Sara Kiesler, 2009
    –She is a well-known social psychologist who has worked on group dynamics, decision-making, and communication. Sara's research in HCI has illuminated many of the most significant social impacts of computing, such as: "flaming," social equalization, open communication, electronic groups, information sharing, and distributed collaboration. She brought concepts from social psychology and HCI to robotics, helping to create the new interdisciplinary field of human-robot interaction.
    –Her books Connections (with Lee Sproull), Culture of the Internet, and Distributed Work (with Pam Hinds) have had a wide influence on both researchers and practitioners. Her study, with Bob Kraut, of the impact of the Internet on the sociability of the home environment has received national attention. Recently, with Jonathan Cummings she has studied two multidisciplinary research programs at the National Science Foundation, articulating factors that lead to success. Her own work is a model of collaboration, as she has worked with numerous colleagues and students. She also serves on a number of national boards and panels, and has received numerous awards for her research and service.

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