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Association for Computing Machinery Inc

488 Madison Ave 12th Fl

New York City, New York 10022

United States

Company Description

About the ACM: ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery (http://www.acm.org), is an educational and scientific society uniting the world's computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field's ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Cardiac

Lecturer In Electronics

Southampton University

Professor, Professor

University of Dundee

Affiliations

Member
UK Computing Research Committee

Fellow
The Royal Society of Edinburgh

Fellow
British Computer Society

Honorary Fellow
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

Member
Order of the British Empire

Member
Ageing Population Thematic Panel

Fellow
SIGCHI

Advisory Board Member
SIGART

Member
UK Government's Foresight Panel

Appointed Fellow
ACM

Member
Thematic Panel

Member
Court

Education

Bachelors degree

Electrical Engineering

PhD

Web References (148 Total References)


Conference Speakers

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Alan Newell
Professor Alan Newell MBE, FRSE is an Emeritus Professor at the School of Computing at Dundee University. This contains one of the largest academic groups in the world researching into computer and communication systems for older and disabled people. He has published widely in this field, including his recent book: "Design and the Digital Divide: insights from 40 years in Computer Support for Older and Disabled People" (Morgan & Claypool 2011). His current interest is the use of professional theatre to raise awareness and facilitate discussion on these issues. He was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2000 for contributions to computer-based systems for people with disabilities. In 2011 was presented with the (US) Association for Computing Machinery SIGCHI Social Impact Award, and in 2012 elected a member of the ACM SIGCHI Academy. A former Deputy Principal of the University, Alan is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Association for Computing Machinery and the British Computer Society, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.


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Allen Newell Award, Association for Computing Machinery, US


Alan Newell - Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

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Alan Newell

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Alan had developed the "Talking Brooch" which was an early example of this type of technology. His Fellowship enabled him to meet with the leaders in the field in the US and Canada.
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Alan has published many papers in this field and has given keynote speeches at international conferences. His book "Design and the Digital Divide" (AF.Newell, Morgan and Claypool 2011), describes his research career in detail, and he credits his Fellowship as a very important stepping stone on his professional path.
Alan was awarded an MBE in 2000, and was made an Honorary Fellow of the College of Speech and Language Therapists. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the British Computer Society, and the Association for Computer Machinery; which is the largest and most prestigious computer society in the world. They presented him with the SIGCHI (Special Interest Group in Computer Human Interaction) Award for Social Impact in 2011 and appointed him a member of their Academy in 2012 for his contribution to developing technology to assist older and disabled people. He was a Deputy Principal of Dundee University between 1992 and 1995.


Officers

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Allen Newell Award


2012 SIGCHI Awards — SIGCHI

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Alan Newell

Alan Newell, Emeritus Professor at Dundee University, has spent over forty years conducting HCI research, primarily into supporting elderly and disabled people. He founded and headed the University's School of Computing, and later set up within it the Queen Mother Research Centre, now one of the largest academic groups in the world researching digital systems for older and disabled people. His team developed stenograph transcription systems and television subtitling systems for the deaf and hearing-impaired, and a range of communication systems for non-speaking people. More recently the team has investigated techniques for use in studying older people, including those with dementia, and for developing systems to support them. Alan pioneered the use of Interactive Professional Theatre for gathering requirements and increasing awareness of this field. Since then he has made presentations of Interactive Theatre events at a number of international conferences, showing how this technique addresses the challenges that older people face with technology. He has published widely, and has given numerous keynote lectures at conferences in Europe, North America and Japan, including InterCHI 1993 and ASSETS 2002. Jointly with colleagues, he received best paper awards at the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, and at the ACM Conference on Assistive Technologies. In his recent book "Design and the Digital Divide" he describes his research and the insights he has gained from it. He was a Deputy Principal of Dundee University between 1992 and 1995. He is a Member of the Order of the British Empire, a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy. He was named ACM Fellow in 2006 for his contribution to computer-based systems for people with disabilities, and was awarded the CHI Social Impact Award in 2011.

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