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Fussell Elected to CHI Academy

A Cornell professor has been recognized as a leading voice in the field of human-computer interaction.

Sue Fussell, an Info Sci and Communications professor, was recently elected to the CHI Academy. This honorary group, recognized by Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction, is comprised of researchers whose contributions have helped shape the discipline and/or industry, as well as spurred further research and innovation. Each year, only a handful of leaders in HCI are elected to CHI Academy. 

Sue received her BS degree in psychology and sociology from Tufts University, and her Ph.D. in social and cognitive psychology from Columbia University. Prior to joining Cornell University in 2008, she was an Associate Research Professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. From 2010 to 2012, she served as a Program Officer in the Human-Centered Computing cluster in the Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (CISE/IIS) at the National Science Foundation. Susan’s primary interests lie in the areas of computer-supported cooperative work and computer-mediated communication.  Her earlier work focused on how gesture, gaze and other communication channels help people coordinate their efforts on physical tasks.  Her current projects examine the effects of culture and native language on computer-mediated communication, collaboration among intelligence analysts, tools to motivate people to reduce their energy usage, human-robot interaction, and telepresence robotics.