(7/1/12 – 6/30/14)
VICKI L. HANSON
Professor and chair of inclusive technologies
University of dundee
Professor and Chair of Inclusive
Technologies, School of Computing, University of Dundee, UK; IBM
Research Staff Member Emeritus.
Previously, Research Staff Member
and Manager, IBM T. J. Watson
Research Center, USA (1986–2008);
Research Associate, Haskins Laboratories, New Haven, C T (1980–
1986); Postdoctoral Fellow, Salk
Institute for Biological Studies, La
Jolla, California (1978–1980).
B. A. (University of Colorado,
Psychology, 1974); M. A., Ph.D.
(University of Oregon, Cognitive
Psychology, 1976, 1978).
SIG Governing Board: Chair
(2010–2012), Vice-Chair for Opera-
tions (2007–2010), Executive Com-
mittee (2005–2007). ACM Council
(2010–2012). Founder and
Co-Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transac-
tions on Accessible Computing (since
2006); Associate Editor,
ACM Transactions on the Web (since
2005). Outstanding Contribu-
tion to ACM Award Committee
(2006–2010; Chair, 2009). ACM
Student Research Competition:
Grand Finals judge (2008–2012).
ASSE TS conference: General Chair
(2002), Program Chair (2010), Steer-
ing Committee Chair (2005–2009).
CHI conference: Associate Program
Chair (2009, 2012). Hypertext
conference: Program Committee
Co-Chair (2007). CUU conference:
General Chair (2003), Associate
Program Chair (2000). Multiple
program committees. OOPSLA
conference: Treasurer (1993–1995,
accessibility of technology for
people with disabilities and
the aging population; computer-supported education.
ACM Fellow (2004). ACM SIG-CHI Social Impact Award (2008).
Chartered Fellow of the British
Computer Society (2009). IBM Corporate Award for Contributions to
Accessibility (2009); multiple IBM
Outstanding Contribution Awards.
More than 120 peer-reviewed and
book chapter publications, multiple conference keynotes, awarded
8 U.K. Research Council grants as
PI or co-Investigator; 3 NIH grants
as PI; 5 other industry and Scottish
government grants. Co-inventor
on 8 awarded patents. Holder of a
UK Royal Society Wolfson Research
I have been an active ACM volunteer for two decades and am honored by this nomination and the
opportunity to continue to serve
In multiple leadership roles
within ACM, I have worked with
both volunteers and staff who are
committed to increasing the society’s
reach and impact. ACM is the leading professional society in computing. Its membership has been
steadily increasing with significant
worldwide growth. Its premier
journals, conference proceedings,
and magazine publications serve
a broad readership of computing
professionals, and its educational
initiatives are contributing to the
development of computing professionals at all stages oftheir career.
In the past few years, significant
ACM efforts have involved working
with computing professionals in
China, India, Europe, and South
America to understand and address
their needs. In a professional environment that is increasingly global,
continuing to reach out internationally serves to strengthen not
only ACM, but also the computing
profession as a whole.
In my current position as Chair
of the SIG Governing Board, I have
been privileged to work with SIG
leaders who contribute so much to
ACM’s strength as an organization.
The SIGs create a large portion of
the Digital Library content, draw
in new student and professional
members, and provide much of
ACM’s volunteer core. As we move
forward, we must continue to
support and grow the SIGs to retain
this technical vitality.
Financially, ACM is strong even
in these economically challenging
times. This reflects the very real
value members derive from their
participation in ACM activities.
As Secretary/Treasurer, I will
remain committed to growing
ACM and supporting its technical,
education, and advocacy roles
around the world.