School of Interactive Computing (IC) Professor Thad Starner was one of eight new members named to the CHI Academy this year, the Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI) announced.
Starner's inclusion in the prestigious group raises IC's current membership to seven. Other members from the school include John Stasko, Keith Edwards, Beki Grinter, Beth Mynatt, Gregory Abowd, and Jim Foley.
Starner will be honored at the CHI 2017 conference on May 7 in Denver, Colo.
Also of note from the upcoming conference are three "Best Paper Honorable Mention" designations for papers involving IC faculty and students: Locating the Internet in the Parks of Havana (Michaelanne Dye, David Nemer, Laura Pina, Nithya Sambasivan, Amy Bruckman, Neha Kumar), Sidestepping the Elephant in the Classroom: Using Culturally Localized Technology to Teach Around Taboos (Piya Sorcar, Benjamin Strauber, Prashant Loyalka, Neha Kumar, Shelley Goldman), and Intersectional HCI: Engaging Identity Through Gender, Race, and Class (Ari Schlesinger, Keith Edwards, Beki Grinter).
The "Best Paper Honorable Mention" designation indicates a paper that is in the top 5 percent of paper submissions for the conference.
CHI will be held from May 6-11 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.