Ben A. Shneiderman
Emeritus Distinguished University Professor, Department of Computer Science and Founding Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory
University of Maryland
Ben Shneiderman is an Emeritus Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Founding Director (1983-2000) of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory (http://hcil.umd.edu) at the University of Maryland. He is a Fellow of the AAAS, ACM, IEEE, NAI, and the Visualization Academy and a Member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, in recognition of his pioneering contributions to human-computer interaction and information visualization. Shneiderman’s information visualization innovations include dynamic query sliders and multiple coordinated windows for Spotfire, development of treemaps for viewing hierarchical data, and novel network visualizations for NodeXL. He has received six honorary doctorates for his contributions. Ben is the lead author of Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction (6th ed., 2016). His new book on Human-Centered AI was published by Oxford University Press in February 2022.