School of Information professor Marti Heart has been named to the CHI Academy in honor of her substantial contributions to the field of human-computer interaction.
Hearst’s HCI research includes user interfaces for search, information visualization of text, web site usability, and innovation in education. She wrote Search User Interfaces, the first academic book on this topic, and her search projects include usability analysis of search results clustering, the TileBars query term visualization, BioText search over the bioscience literature, and the Flamenco project that investigated and the promoted the use of faceted metadata for navigation and search. Faceted navigation became the standard search interface for e-commerce, digital libraries and image collections for at least a decade.
Hearst is a professor in the School of Information and the computer science department at UC Berkeley. She received B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from UC Berkeley and was a researcher at at Xerox PARC from 1994 to 1997.
The CHI Academy is an honorary group of individuals who have made substantial contributions to the field of human-computer interaction. These are the principal leaders of the field, whose efforts have shaped the disciplines and/or industry, and led the research and/or innovation in human-computer interaction. The award is presented by SIGCHI, the Special Interest Group in Computer–Human Interaction of the Association for Computing Machinery, which is the world’s leading organization in Human–Computer Interaction (HCI).
Hearst and the other honorees will be recognized at CHI 2017, the organization’s annual conference, May 6–11 in Denver, Colorado.