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Dr. Ben Shneiderman
A. V. Williams Building
Department of Computer Science
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Tel: (301) 405-2680
Fax: (301) 405-6707

Papers of Ben Shneiderman


A. Professional

(i) Offices held in professional societies

Co-chair and Founder, Software Psychology Society (1975-96), more than 600 members.

Member, Association for Computing Machinery, National ACM Lecturer.

Member, International Commission on Human Aspects in Computing (1986-92 )

Member of the Executive Committee of the Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI) (1987-89).


Member, CODASYL Stored Data Definition and Translation Task Group (1973-76) and Database Program Conversion Task Group (1977-80).

Member, IEEE Computer Society.

Member, Human Factors Society, Computer Systems Technical Group.

Program committee member for 21 conferences.

(ii) Reviewing activities for agencies

List available on request

(iii) Reviewing for journals and conferences

List available on request

B. University

Director of Departmental Colloquium (1982-1987) - Obtained corporate contributions, arranged for speakers, prepared brochures, developed publicity, and arranged visits.

Chairman Appeals Committee, August 1984 Comprehensive Exam.

Member, Search Committee for MPSE Division Assistant Provost (1988).

Member Department Advisory Board (1984).

Annual Report Editor (1985).

Chairman, January 1985 Comprehensive Exam.

Member of Promotion Committee for Nicholas Roussopoulos (1989).

Member, Hiring and Tenure Committee for Gary Knott (1989).

Organizer for High School Day (April 1989).

Member, Campus Review Committee for the Center for Automation Research (1990).

Member, Undergraduate Studies Committee (1990-91).

Member Tenure committee for David Stotts (1990).

Member Systems Engineering Advisory Board (1990- ).

Member, Faculty Senate (1990-93?)

Member Tenure committee for Richard Furuta (1991).

Chairman Tenure committee for Leo Mark (1991).

Chairman, January 1992 IP Comprehensive Exam.

Member Information Processing Field Committee, Dept. of Computer Science.

Member of Appointments, Promotions and Tenure Committe, Dept. of Computer Science.

Liaison with College of Business (1982- ).

Liaison with College of Library and Information Services (1982- ).

Liaison with Department of Psychology (1982- ).

Member Steering Committee for AT&T Teaching Theater (1988- )

Member University Senate (September 1991-September 1994).

Member Search Committee: Dean of College of Library and Information Services (1992-93).

Chair, Instructor Evaluation Criteria Committee (1994-95).

Member Promotion Commitee for Yiannis Aloimonos (1997)

Member, University Senate (1997- 2000)

Member, College of Library and Information Services, Search Committee (1998-99)

Member Search Committee: Dean of College of Library and Information Services (2000-2001).

Chair of Software Engineering & Programming Languages Field Committee (2000-2001)

Selected articles about Ben Shneiderman in the popular press, with web access:

Experts: Computers slouching toward usability, Mathew Schwartz, Computerworld (April 12, 2001)

Computer Controls? Save Your Breath, Anne Eisenberg, New York Times (November 2, 2000)

Humans Unite! Tim Beardsley, Scientific American profile (March 1999)

Banks that chat, and other irrelevancies, Carrie Shook, Forbes Magazine (April 20, 1998)