SIGCHI - Computer-Human Interaction

SIGCHI Academy

The CHI Academy is an honorary group of individuals who have made substantial contributions to the field of human-computer interaction. Selected annually, these are the principal leaders of the field, whose efforts have shaped the disciplines and led the research in human-computer interaction.

SIGCHI Lifetime Practice Award

Presented annually at the SIGCHI conference to individuals for outstanding contributions to the practice and understanding of human-computer interaction. The award  includes a plaque and a $5,000 US honorarium.

SIGCHI Lifetime Research Award

This award is presented to individuals for outstanding contributions to the study of human-computer interaction. This award recognizes the very best, most fundamental and influential research contributions. It is awarded for a lifetime of innovation and leadership and carries an honorarium of $5000.

SIGCHI Lifetime Service Award

This award goes to individuals who have contributed to the growth of SIGCHI in a variety of capacities. This award is for extended services to the community at large over a number of years.

SIGCHI Social Impact Award

This award is given to individuals who promote the application of human-computer interaction research to pressing social needs.

SIGCHI Outstanding Dissertation Award

Given annually with up to 3 winners to recognize excellent thesis research by recent Ph.D. recipients in Human-Computer Interaction.  The award includes a $1,000 honorarium; each recipient will receive this monetary award along with a plaque.

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SIGKDD Impact Program Awards

ACM SIGKDD announced seven recipients for its inaugural KDD Impact Program, which aims to fund projects that have the potential for maximum impact on society. The proposals covered training data scientists; a hackathon; use of algorithms by government; women data science leaders; a summer school for high school students; data science for social good; and promoting community understanding of Big Data.

Apply for SIGHPC/Intel Computational & Data Science Fellowships

ACM SIGHPC and Intel are encouraging graduate students in data science and computational science to apply for an international program of graduate fellowships that aims to increase diversity in these fields. To qualify, you must be pursuing a graduate degree in computational or data science, be less than halfway through your planned program of study, and be woman and/or a member of a racial/ethnic group that is currently underrepresented in the computing field in the country where you will earn the degree. The deadline for applications is April 30.