Turing Ceremony
Young Scientist 2017 @ World Economic Forum
Marianna Obrist was selected as Young Scientist 2017 to attend the World Economic Forum - Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Dalian, People's Republic of China 2017. The 11th Annual Meeting of the New Champions saw nearly 2,000 business leaders, policy-makers, experts and media from over 80 countries explore more than 200 sessions focused on the theme, Achieving Inclusive Growth in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Turing Ceremony
50th Year of the Alan Turing Award Ceremony in San Francisco
Since its inauguration in 1966, the ACM A. M. Turing Award has recognized major contributions of lasting importance in computing. Through the years, it has become the most prestigious technical award in the field, often referred to as the “Nobel Prize of computing.” Marianna Obrist had the pleasure to attend this celebration as new member of the ACM Future of Computing Academy. See more information: ACM Future of Computing Academy
TVX Award
Honourable Mention Award @ TVX
Damien Ablart, PhD student in Informatics, received a Honourable Mention Award for his paper on "Integrating Mid-Air Haptics into Movie Experiences” (co-authored with Carlos Velasco and Marianna Obrist) at the International ACM TVX Conference on Interactive Experiences for Television and Online Videos (TVX 2017). See more information: TVX 2017.
Future Computing Academy
Marianna Obrist has been selected as Member for the ACM Future Computing Academy (ACM-FCA) 2017. ACM-FCA is a new initiative created by ACM to support and foster the next generation of computing professionals. The Academy is a platform that enables the next generation of researchers, practitioners, educators and entrepreneurs to develop a coherent and influential voice that addresses challenging issues facing the field and society in general. The inaugural meeting of the ACM Future of Computing Academy will be on June 25, 2017 in San Francisco. ACM-FCA members will also be invited to attend ACM's celebration of 50 years of the ACM Turing Award on June 23 - 24 at the Westin St. Francis.
Invited Keynote at CHItaly 2017
Marianna Obrist will give a Keynote at CHItaly 2017 talking about “Mastering the Senses in HCI: Towards Multisensory Interfaces”. The 12th Edition of CHItaly, the biannual Conference of the Italian SIGCHI Chapter, will be held from 18th to 20th of September 2017 in Cagliari. The Italian ACM SIGCHI Chapter, called SIGCHI Italy, has been officially chartered on April 24, 1996. Its aim is to promote an increased knowledge and greater interest in the science, technology, design, development, and application of methods/tools/techniques for HCI. SIGCHI Italy has scientific and educational goals, and aims to provide a mean of communication between persons having interest in HCI. See more details about SIGCHI Italy.

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About the SCHI Lab

The SCHI Lab research lies in the area of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), an area in which research on multisensory experiences makes a difference on how we design and interact with technology in the future. The interdisciplinary team explores tactile, gustatory, and olfactory experiences as novel interaction modalities.



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