20 March 2017
Professor Vicki Hanson, who holds the Chair of Inclusive Technologies at the University of Dundee, has been elected to the CHI Academy, an honour given to individuals who have made substantial contributions to the field of human-computer interaction (HCI). Computing at the University of Dundee, part of the School of Science & Engineering, has been an internationally-recognised leader in the field of HCI for over 25 years.
Vicki's research focus is on accessibility of technology for people with disabilities, the aging population, and related issues of research ethics. She took the lead in establishing a successful annual conference in the field of Accessible Computing, co-founded and edited a leading journal in this field, and has served as guest editor of special issues of several HCI journals. Through these and many other roles, she has helped to shape and grow the field, mentoring young researchers and building a strong international research community.
Election to the CHI Academy is made by SIGCHI, one of the special interest groups of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) which is the USA's leading professional body for computing. Vicki is currently the President of the ACM, and is also a Fellow of the ACM, the British Computer Society, and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.