Vicki Hanson  Vicki Hanson photo         

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IBM Research Staff Member Emeritus
Thomas J. Watson Research Center


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Professional Associations:  ACM  |  British Computer Society  |  IEEE  |  Royal Society of Edinburgh

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Current Responsibilities:

  • Chief Executive Officer, ACM
  • Former President, ACM

Honors and Awards include:

  • ACM SIGCHI Academy, 2017
  • ACM SIGACCESS Award for Outstanding Contributions to Computing and Accessibility, 2014
  • Royal Society of Edinburgh, Fellow, FRSE, 2013
  • AcademiaNet Profiles of Leading Women Scientists, 2013
  • Anita Borg Institute, Woman of Vision Award for Social Impact, 2013
  • Speaker, ACM Distinguished Speaker series, 2013 - 2016
  • Royal Society, Wolfson Research Merit Award, 2009
  • IBM Corporate Award, 2009. For pioneering technology and innovation supporting IBM's contributions to accessibility
  • UK Computing Research Committee (UKCRC), 2009
  • Fellow, British Computer Society (FBCS CITP), 2008
  • ACM SIGCHI Social Impact Award, 2008. With this award, SIGCHI celebrates Dr. Hanson's work and its impact over nearly 30 years involving persons with disabilities
  • Leverhulme Visiting Professorship, 2007 – 2008, University of Dundee
  • ACM Fellow, FACM, 2004. For contributions to computing technologies for people with disabilities
  • Arts and Sciences Alumni Fellows Award, 1995. Profiles in Achievement. University of Oregon
  • Boettcher Foundation Scholarship, Colorado, 1970 – 1974