Wall Scholar Alumni Lunch
- Capacity: 25
- 12:00 - 1:30pm
The Peter Wall Institute
Vancouver, BC V6T1Z2
Dear Peter Wall Scholar Alumni,
Please register for this event by Tuesday, May 29, 2018.
Rethinking Research to Achieve Breakthrough Collaborations
UBC is a founding member of the Highly Integrative Basic and Responsive (HIBAR) Research Alliance, which encourages the time-honoured practice of combining fundamental research with leading-edge use-inspired investigation. The immense problems of the 21st century call for much more HIBAR research, and fortunately, a growing body of evidence shows that all forms of research excellence will benefit from this approach. As an illustrative example, a new study will be presented in which publications arising from HIBAR research projects were found to elicit a significantly higher citation rate than comparable fundamental papers. These principles will enable students, researchers, academic leaders, and government policy makers to significantly accelerate discovery and innovation.
Ben Shneiderman will be a Peter Wall Institute International Visiting Research Scholar during 2018-2019.
Ben Shneiderman is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Founding Director (1983-2000) of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory, and a Member of the UM Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) at the University of Maryland. He is a Fellow of the AAAS, ACM, IEEE, and NAI, and a Member of the National Academy of Engineering, in recognition of his pioneering contributions to human-computer interaction and information visualization. His contributions include the direct manipulation concept, clickable highlighted web-links, touchscreen keyboards, dynamic query sliders for Spotfire, development of treemaps, novel network visualizations for NodeXL, and temporal event sequence analysis for electronic health records.
Ben is the co-author with Catherine Plaisant of Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction (6th ed., 2016). With Stu Card and Jock Mackinlay, he co-authored Readings in Information Visualization: Using Vision to Think (1999). His book Leonardo’s Laptop (MIT Press) won the IEEE book award for Distinguished Literary Contribution. He co-authored, Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL (Morgan Kaufmann) with Derek Hansen and Marc Smith. The New ABCs of Research: Achieving Breakthrough Collaborations (Oxford, April 2016) has an accompanying short book Rock the Research: Your Guidebook to Accelerating Campus Discovery and Innovation (2018).