• USA-2016

    For contributions to the empirical and theoretical foundations of multimodal systems, and to human-centered computer interfaces. Press Release

Areas of specialized competence: Human-centered interface design; Mobile & ubiquitous interfaces; Multimodal interfaces; Pen and spoken language interfaces; Educational interfaces; Interfaces for universal access & lifespan use; Adaptive interfaces; Cognitive modeling; Communications design; Data Analytics; Design prototyping, evaluation and methodology Brief Biography: Sharon Oviatt is internationally known for her multidisciplinary work on human-centered interfaces, multimodal and mobile interfaces, pen and speech interfaces, educational interfaces, data analytics, and technology design and evaluation. She has published over 150 scientific articles in a wide range of venues. She is an Associate Editor of the main journals and edited book collections in the field of human-centered interfaces, including the journals Human Computer Interaction and ACM Transactions on Intelligent Interactive Systems. She has been the recipient of a National Science Foundation Special Creativity Award for pioneering research on mobile multimodal interfaces. She also was recipient of the inaugural ICMI Sustained Accomplishment Award for innovative, long-lasting, and influential contributions to defining the field of multimodal and multimedia interaction, interfaces, and system development. She is a member of CHI Academy. Sharon currently serves as President and Director of Incaa Designs Nonprofit. She originally received her PhD in Experimental Psychology at the University of Toronto. For most of her career, she has served as a professor of Computer Science, but she has also been a faculty member and taught in Psychology departments. In 2013, Sharon published The Design of Future Educational Interfaces (Routledge): In 2015, she published The Paradigm Shift to Multimodality in Contemporary Computer Interfaces (with Phil Cohen, Morgan Claypool: Specialties: Research, design, and evaluation of interfaces, especially for education, field and mobile use, and expressively powerful multimodal interfaces