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On October 26 Ben Shneiderman, Ben Bederson and Martin Wattenberg will receive the IEEE VIS Test of Time Award from their 2001 work on treemaps, which was published in the InfoVis conference. The greatly expanded IEEE VIS conference has unified the…
Jessica Vitak, associate professor in the University of Maryland’s iSchool and affiliate professor in UMD’s Communication Department began her term as the new director of HCIL on August 30, 2021. Jessica has been part of the HCIL since joining the…
Catherine Plaisant, Associate Director of Research of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab and a senior research scientist in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), retired on June 4th 2021. UMIACS published a story: Catherine Plaisant Concludes Stellar…
Jonathan Lazar was elected to the ACM SIGCHI Academy, SIGCHI’s recognition of influential scholars in the field of HCI. The award ceremony took place on May 6th, 2021 prior to the CHI 2021 Virtual Conference. Congratulations Jonathan on this major…
Catherine Plaisant, Associate Director of Research of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab and a senior research scientist in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), has been recognized by IEEE VGTC with the Visualization Career Award. The award…