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Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is a field where aspects such as culture, socio-economic background, gender, race, physical and mental abilities, etc., should be considered in the systems that we build and study. Given its focus on both computing, design, and people, there is a clear argument for the development of diverse researchers who bring to bear a wide range of experiences in their approaches to problem-solving. CHI Mentoring (CHIMe) was designed to do exactly that.

The CHIMe 2018 symposium will be the third in a series designed to bring together, a unique, talented group of underrepresented students doing research in HCI with the following goals in mind:

  • Help students build relationships/networks with their peers
  • Help students build relationships/networks with leaders in the HCI field
  • Provide a welcoming environment for mentoring and collaboration
  • Encourage the students’ participation in the leading research venue in their field – CHI 2018

Workshop Structure

CHIMe 2018 will be co-located with the CHI conference in Montreal, Canada. The workshop will be run as a series of presentations, panels, and a poster session designed to inform, inspire, and encourage our future scientists. All student attendees will receive a scholarship to attend the symposium and conference. We will bring together leading researchers in the field to present topics to student attendees ranging from research to professionalization topics. Examples include sessions on:

• Top challenges/directions in HCI
• Succeeding in an HCI graduate program
• How to get the most out of CHI
• Perspectives on HCI jobs in industry, academia, and beyond
• Research questions in specific sub-areas of HCI (e.g. health and accessibility, ubiquitous computing, games, privacy, theory, CS education)

If you have any questions about the CHIMe workshop’s accessibility check the CHI 2018 accessibility information.

Workshop Dates

The workshop will be held Saturday, April 21st – Sunday, April 22nd, 2018.

Organizers

Robin Brewer, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Ronal Metoyer, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

Marvin Andujar, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Manuel Perez-Quinonez, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC

Sheena Erete, DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Yolanda Rankin, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

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