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

  • Robert Kraut, 2016
    – s the Herbert A. Simon Professor of Human-Computer Interaction in the School of Computer Science and Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University and one of the founding members of CMU's Human-Computer Interaction Institute. Previously he was a professor at the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University and a research scientist at Bell Laboratories and Bell Communications Research.
    –Bob is a social psychologist with broad interests in the impact of computing and telecommunications on individuals, groups and organizations and ways to design them to improve human lives. He has conducted empirical research on online communities, the social impact of the Internet, the design of information technology for small-group intellectual work and related topics. Starting with his HomeNet project, he has spent over 15 years conducting research to understand how the way people use technology influences their psychological well-being and personal relationships. His research on online communities combines careful empirical studies of communities with interventions and design ideas to improve them. This approach is illustrated in his book with Paul Resnick, Building Successful Online Communities: Evidence-Based Social Design. His most recent research focuses on ways to improve productivity and creativity in online production.

  • 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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