School of Information professor Marti Heart has been named an ACM fellow, in recognition of her contributions to information retrieval and computational linguistics.
Professor Hearst’s research focuses on search engines and their user interfaces, tools for digital humanities, information visualization, and computational linguistics. She has designed several novel information visualization and text analysis techniques, including TextTiling, TileBars, and Cat-a-Cone. She is the author of Search User Interfaces (2009)
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, including computing educators, researchers, and professionals. The ACM Fellows Program recognizes the top 1% of ACM members for their outstanding accomplishments in computing and information technology. These individuals have helped to enlighten researchers, developers, practitioners, and end users of information technology throughout the world.
ACM will formally recognize the 2013 fellows at its annual awards banquet on June 21, 2014, in San Francisco.