Forlizzi Named to CHI Academy

January 23, 2014

Jodi Forlizzi, associate professor of human-computer interaction and design, has been named to the CHI Academy — an honorary group of individuals who have made substantial contributions to the HCI field. Each year, the Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group in Computer-Human Interaction elects five to seven new academy members whose efforts have shaped the discipline and the industry. Members are selected based on cumulative contributions to the HCI field, impact on the field through development of new research directions and/or innovations, influence on the work of others, and participation in the ACM SIGCHI community.

Forlizzi's work in the field of interaction design ranges from understanding the limits of human attention to understanding how products and services evoke social behavior. She designs and researches systems ranging from peripheral displays to social and assistive robots and the interfaces that control them. Forlizzi has also applied her design research thinking to new research topics including big data, healthcare, and service design.

Forlizzi joins four current HCII faculty members who belong to the CHI Academy: Professor Scott Hudson, Hillman Professor of Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction Sara Kiesler, Herbert A. Simon Professor of Human-Computer Interaction Robert E. Kraut, and Professor Brad Myers. Former HCII Professor Bonnie John the late Randy Pausch are also CHI Academy members.

Read more about Forlizzi's work on her faculty page.