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Fischer Elected to ACM CHI Academy


February 2007

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Professor Gerhard Fischer has been elected to the ACM CHI Academy. The CHI Academy is an honorary group of individuals who have made extensive contributions to the study of Human-Computer Interaction and who have led the shaping of the field.

Fischer's citation reads:

Gerhard Fischer has had a long and distinguished career in the application of computational technology to important social issues, starting even before the existence of CHI. He is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder, as well as a fellow of the Institute for Cognitive Science and the Director and founder of the Center for Lifelong Learning and Design.

Fischer has introduced visionary, long lasting research themes to HCI. He is a prolific researcher, who creatively combines European and American research traditions. He has played a crucial role as an integrator of and mediator between HCI and a spectrum of related fields: AI, Software Engineering, Participatory Design, Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, and CSCW. His work has extended the boundaries of our field, trained numerous students, and serves as a role model for active professional contributions to the development of a scientific discipline that bridges society and technology.

Fischer joins Institute for Cognitive Science colleagues Thomas Landauer (CHI Academy 2002, Lifetime Achievement 2005) and Peter Polson (CHI Academy, 2003) in this award.

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