John Stasko, a Professor in the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, is one of eight honorees to be inducted into the ACM CHI Academy this year in recognition of advancements to the field of human-computer interaction. The CHI Academy is an honorary group of individuals who have made substantial contributions to the field of HCI. These are the principal leaders of the field, whose efforts have shaped the disciplines and/or industry, and led the research and/or innovation in human-computer interaction. The CHI Academy 2016 inductees will be recognized in a special ceremony at the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing (CHI 2016) in San Jose, Calif., May 7-12.
The criteria for election to the CHI Academy are:
- Cumulative contributions to the field
- Impact on the field through development of new research directions and/or innovations
- Influence on the work of others
- Reasonably active participant in the ACM SIGCHI community
Georgia Tech now has six faculty as part of the CHI Academy including Jim Foley, Gregory Abowd, Beth Mynatt, Beki Grinter, Keith Edwards and John Stasko.
Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
John Stasko is a Professor in the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and an Honorary Professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. With his students and colleagues, John has published over 170 papers on human-computer interaction and related subareas such as software visualization, computer science education, peripheral and ambient displays, information visualization, and visual analytics. Most recently, his research has focused on developing ways to help people and organizations explore, analyze, and make sense of large amounts of data, primarily through the use of visualization. John received the IEEE VGTC Visualization Technical Achievement Award in 2012, in part for his work on the Jigsaw visual analytics system. He has been on the editorial boards of multiple journals including ACM ToCHI, IEEE TVCG, and Information Visualization. He also has been Papers Co-Chair of the IEEE InfoVis and VAST Conferences, and General Chair of the IEEE VIS meeting in 2013.