Four students in the IU School of Informatics and Computing graduate program of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at IUPUI have been recognized for their research by the premiere international conferences on human-computer interaction.
The Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), the annual, premier international conference on human-computer interaction, brings together students and experts from over 60 countries, representing different cultures and different application areas, whose diverse perspectives influence each other.
Scheduled for April 27-May 2 at the Palais des Congres in Paris, the conference is multidisciplinary, drawing from science, engineering and design, with contributions from research and industry in 15 different venues. The focus is on changing perspectives and offers insight on the constantly changing perspectives of the diverse CHI community and beyond, as well as providing novel insights into people interacting with technology.
During the conference, students showcase their research, exchange ideas, and improve their communication skills while competing for prizes. He Li (HCI MS program) and Preethi Srinivas (HCI PhD program) got their research papers accepted at the peer-reviewed Student Research Competition. The students were selected by a jury process and will be required to give a poster presentation with the possibility of advancing to the next round where they will be asked to give a brief talk. Winners will be recognized during the closing plenary session of the CHI 2013 conference. These winners will also go on to compete in the ACM grand finals with winners from other ACM conferences.
Two other HCI doctoral students will present their original research contribution at the conference; Afarin Pirzadeh’s research paper was accepted at the Alt.Chi session and Debaleena Chatopadhyay got her position paper accepted at a CHI workshop on interaction with wall-size displays.