Penn State University
is a faculty member in Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology. He is Distinguished Professor and the Director of Penn State’s Center for Human-Computer Interaction. He also has courtesy appointments as professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Instructional Systems, and Psychology.
Until August 2003, He was a professor in Computer Science at Virginia Tech. He was also Director of Virginia Tech’s Center for Human-Computer Interaction, and had secondary appointments as professor of Teaching and Learning and Psychology. And prior to that, He was a scientist at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center (1976-1994), where He managed the legendary User Interface Institute.
His research interests include methods and theory in human-computer interaction, particularly as applied to Internet tools for collaborative learning and problem solving, and the design of interactive information systems. He has written or edited 17 books, including Making Use: Scenario-Based Design of Human-Computer Interactions (MIT Press, 2000), The Neighborhood in the Internet: Design Research Projects in Community Informatics (Routledge, 2012), and Creativity and Rationale: Enhancing Human Experience by Design (Springer, 2012). He serves on several editorial boards for journals, handbooks, and series. He is editor of the Synthesis Lectures on Human-Centered Informatics.
He received: Joseph T. Rigo Award, ACM (Association for Computing Machinery, 1994), SIGCHI Academy, ACM (2001, “ACM SIGCHI” is the ACM’s Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction), SIGCHI Lifetime Achievement Award, ACM (2002), ACM Fellow (2003), Alfred N. Goldsmith Award, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2004), IEEE Fellow (2004), Honorary Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (2005), Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (2011), Fellow of Association for Psychological Science (2012), and an honorary doctorate from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in 2012.
Last update: april 2014