Have a recent accomplishment you’d like to share? Fill out the Newsmakers submission form.Matt Huenerfauth, professor of information sciences and technologies, won the 2018 ACM SIGACCESS Best Paper award for “Modeling the Speed and Timing of American Sign Language to Generate Realistic Animations” at the ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility Oct. 22 in Ireland. Co-authors for the research paper include Ph.D. students Larwan Berke and Sushant Kafle, as well as human computer interaction master’s student Peter Yeung.
professor in the Information Sciences and Technologies Department, was recognized as a 2017 Distinguished Member of ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery. Huenerfauth was selected for his outstanding contributions to computing. Read more about the Distinguished Member program on the ACM website.
associate professor of information sciences and technologies, presented "Accessibility in U.S. Computing Degrees" as part of a panel on embedding accessibility in STEM education at the White House Disability and Inclusive Technology Summit on Nov. 7 at the White House.
associate professor in the Department of Information Sciences and Technologies, was elected as vice-chair for the Association of Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group in Accessible Computing (SIGACCESS). ACM is the world's largest educational and scientific computing society.
associate professor of information sciences and technologies, received a National Science Foundation award in support of his project to discover and evaluate models of facial expressions during American Sign Language signing that will improve the quality of ASL animations for people who are deaf.