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Shaowen Bardzell

Scholar in residence January-September 2023

Shaowen Bardzell is a Professor of Information Sciences and Technology at the Pennsylvania State University, where she is also the “Professor-in-Charge” of the Human-Computer Interaction faculty group. Previously, she was a Professor of Informatics at the Indiana University School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering (2008-2020). She has held many leadership positions in the SIGCHI community, including conference general chair, technical program chair, paper chair, and paper subcommittee chair among others. Currently, she is the Executive Vice President of the ACM SIGCHI Executive Committee (2021-2024).

Bardzell holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from Indiana University and pursues a humanistic research agenda within the research and practice of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Throughout her work, she augments contributions of feminism, design, and social science to support technology’s role in social change. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers and is co-author of Humanistic HCI (Morgan Claypool, 2015) and co-editor of Critical Theory and Interaction Design (MIT Press, 2018). She has been awarded more than $13 million USD in external grants. She has also won over a dozen Best Paper and Honorable Mention awards for her research.


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Rob Comber

Associate Professor, Division of Media Technology and Interaction Designs at KTH, Supervisor postdoc of project How people are making the city smart – the role of algorithms in urban space, Digital Futures Faculty

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