Professor Aaron Quigley is the Chair of Human Computer Interaction in the School of Computer Science at the University of St Andrews. He is cofounder of SACHI and is its current director. His appointment is part of SICSA, the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance. Aaron’s research interests include surface and multi-display computing, body worn interaction, human computer interaction, pervasive and ubiquitous computing and information visualisation. He has published over 175 internationally peer-reviewed publications including edited volumes, journal papers, book chapters, conference and workshop papers and holds 3 patents. In SACHI he currently supervises four PhD students Iain Carson, Daniel Rough, Evan Brown, Guilherme Carneiro and Hui-Shyong Yeo along with acting as second supervisor for Max Nicosia in the University of Cambridge.
Aaron is the ACM SIGCHI Vice President for Conferences and the former ACM SIGCHI Adjunct Chair for Specialised Conferences. In 2016/2017 Aaron was one of the convenors for the new ACM Future of Computing Academy. He is the papers co-chair for IUI 2018 in Tokyo Japan. From 2014-2016 he was the chair of the MobileHCI conference steering committee and the keynote chair for UIST 2015. In 2014 he was the program chair for the 3rd International Symposium of Pervasive Displays (PerDis 2014) and the general co-chair for the 16th International Conference on Mobile Human-Computer Interaction in Toronto, Canada (MobileHCI 2014). In 2013 he was the General Co-Chair for UIST 2013, the 26th ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology and ITS 2013 the ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces Conference (ITS). From 2012 – 2014, Aaron was the deputy director of SICSA, the director for knowledge exchange and chair of the AspeKT board. In 2014 he was a member of the DataLab innovation center board. From 2011 – 2012, he was one of the theme leaders for the SICSA Multimodal Interaction theme. You can see his LinkedIn profile here.