Bridging Past and Future: Keynote Address

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Elizabeth Churchill, Director of User Experience at Google, is an applied social scientist working in human computer interaction, computer mediated communication, mobile/ubiquitous computing and social media. Prior to joining Google, Elizabeth was Director of Human Computer Interaction at eBay Research Labs, and she has held positions in top research organizations, including Principal Research Scientist at Yahoo! Research; Senior Research Scientist at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC); and Senior Research Scientist at FX Palo Laboratory. Trained in psychology, throughout her career Elizabeth has focused on understanding people’s social and collaborative interactions in their everyday digital and physical contexts. She has studied, designed and collaborated on creating online collaboration tools, applications and services for mobile and personal devices, and media installations in public spaces for distributed collaboration and communication. She has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications, one co-authored book (Foundations for Designing User Centered Systems with Frank Ritter and Gordon Baxter) and co-edited 5 books. She is currently completing a co-authored book, Designing with Data: Improving User Experience with Large Scale User Testing. Elizabeth holds a BSc in Experimental Psychology and an MSc in Knowledge Based Systems from the University of Sussex, and a PhD in Cognitive Science from the University of Cambridge. She is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and served as the Executive Vice President of ACM SigCHI from 2009-2015. She serves on the advisory board for a number of university departments and is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Stanford University’s Media X, the industry affiliate program to Stanford’s H-STAR Institute.

  2 comments for “Bridging Past and Future: Keynote Address

  1. May 12, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    […] changing as our world is inhabited increasingly by connected devices and autonomous systems. In her opening keynote address, Elizabeth Churchill drew a distinction between understanding “what is perennial and what goes away,” reminding us […]

  2. September 26, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    […] Dr. Elizabeth Churchill is a Director of User Experience at Google. Her current work focuses on designer and developer tools for the connected ecosystems of the Social Web and Internet of Things. She has also been a research leader at well-known corporate R&D organizations including Fuji Xerox’s research lab in Silicon Valley (FXPAL), the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), eBay Research Labs, and Yahoo! Elizabeth has published over 100 peer reviewed articles, five co-edited books, and two textbooks: Foundations for Designing User Centered Systems and Designing with Data. A Distinguished Scientist and Speaker of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and a member of the CHI Academy, she is the current Secretary/Treasurer of the ACM and previously served 6 years as Executive Vice President. She was the 2016 recent recipient of the CITRIS and Banta Institute Athena Award winner for Executive Leadership. Elizabeth has also been involved with EPIC since the organization was created in 2005 as a steering committee member, peer reviewer, presenter, and keynote speaker. […]

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