Apr 2017

ACM SIGCHI: Communication Ambassador & Turing Award Celebration News

Congratulations to Hui-Shyong Yeo, who has been selected as both an ACM SIGCHI communication ambassador and to represent SIGCHI at the ACM 50 Years of the A.M. Turing Award Celebration.

Yeo is a 2nd year PhD student and is particularly interested in exploring and developing novel interaction techniques. Since joining us in SACHI, he has had work accepted at ACM CHI 2016 and CHI 2017, ACM MobileHCI 2016 and 2017 and ACM UIST 2016. His work has featured at Google I/O 2016, locally on STV news and he gave a talk at Google UK in 2016 about his research.  His work has also featured in the media including in Gizmodo, TheVerge, Engadget and TechCrunch., see his personal website for more details.

The application process for SIGCHI Communication Ambassadors noted that, “Being a SIGCHI Communication Ambassador is an exclusive opportunity for students, researchers and professionals active in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) around the world to spread the word about SIGCHI’s mission and members’ activities across the globe.”  Yeo is very passionate and enthusiastic about HCI and through his HCI “fan-page” (see: HCI.Research) he has been actively sharing HCI related information and news for the past 3 and a half years.

ACM awarded the first A.M. Turing Award fifty years ago and this year, the ACM will celebrate 50 years of the Award with an event in San Francisco. Each ACM Special Interest Group was given the opportunity to sponsor students to attend and participate in this event. Through an application process the SIGCHI Executive Committee selected 13 of the best students to represent SIGCHI and Yeo is one of the students selected.

This summer Yeo will be undertaking an internship with Microsoft Research Cambridge and we wish him well in both his communication ambassador role and as a student representative at the Turing Award ceremony this year.