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ACM SIGCHI Lifetime Service Award for Wendy Mackay

Lifetime Service Award
Wendy Mackay

Wendy Mackay is currently Research Director, Classe Exceptionnelle, at Inria in France where she heads the In|Situ| research group in Human-Computer Interaction, which includes 7 faculty and 20 students and research staff from Inria, CNRS and Université Paris-Sud. She is a member of the CHI Academy and a recipient of a prestigious European Research Council Advanced grant. She recently served as Vice President of Research for the Computer Science Department at Université Paris-Sud, France and spent two years as Visiting Professor at Stanford University. She received her Ph.D. from M.I.T. and has managed software development groups at Digital Equipment Corporation and research groups at Digital, MIT, Xerox, CENA and Aarhus University. She has been actively involved in SIGCHI since 1983 and has participated in every CHI conference since then. She was elected Chair of ACM/SIGCHI, has served on most other SIGCHI executive positions, co-founded the first SIGCHI local SIG, Greater Boston SIGCHI, and has also served on the ACM Publications Board, ACM SIGBoard and CACM Web Editorial Board. She has published over 150 peer-reviewed research articles in the area of human-computer interaction and has served as program chair or on the program committees of ACM CHI, ACM UIST, ACM CSCW, ACM DIS and ACM Multimedia, among others. She was co-editor in chief of IJHCS and served on the editorial boards of ACM/TOCHI and RIHM. Most recently, she served as general chair of CHI’13 in Paris, with almost 3500 attendees. Her current research interests include participatory design, creativity, co-adaptive instruments, mixed reality and interactive paper, and multidisciplinary research methods.