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CHI Academy

Fantastic news! My former Ph.D. thesis advisor, Shumin Zhai, has been elected to the CHI Academy by the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Human Interaction (SIGCHI)!

From the website, this is what the CHI Academy is about:

“The CHI Academy is an honorary group of individuals who have made extensive contributions to the study of HCI and who have led the shaping of the field.”

Also from the website, this is the citation:

“Shumin Zhai is a Research Staff Member at the IBM Almaden Research Center. Shumin is a leading researcher in applying quantitative and engineering methods in HCI, and has made fundamental contributions to text entry optimization, physical input device design, eye-tracking interfaces, and the understanding of human performance. His contributions to text entry techniques for mobile and touch screen devices include the ShapeWriter gesture keyboard which has been commercialized. Shumin has also been a visiting professor at universities in Europe and China. He has served on many editorial boards and conference committees and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction.”

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