Tanzeem Choudhury, the Roger and Joelle Burnell Chair in Integrated Health and Technology at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech in Information Sciences, has been named a 2022 inductee of the SIGCHI Academy.
The Academy – an 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 the SIGCHI Academy.
Choudhury is the senior vice president of digital health at Optum Labs, and is a co-founder of HealthRhythms Inc, a company whose mission is to add the layer of behavioral health into all of healthcare. Her group's research on novel mobile systems for behavioral sensing and health interventions has helped to shape the field of mobile health, specifically digital mental health. Bridging between computer science, health sciences, and psychology, her work is enabling richer and more continuous analysis of people and helping to transform healthcare from a reactive to a proactive and personalized system. Choudhury received her Ph.D. from the Media Laboratory at MIT and her undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from University of Rochester. She has been awarded the MIT Technology Review TR35 award, the NSF CAREER award, and the Ubiquitous Computing 10-year Impact Award and is a TED Fellow, a Kavli Fellow, and an ACM Fellow.