Kasper Hornbæk

Affiliation: University of Copenhagen
Date: September 2nd

Kasper Hornbæk received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Copenhagen in 1998 and 2002, respectively. He has been Professor of Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen since 2014. His research interests include user experience, extended reality, theory building and haptic technology. He is an co-editor of ACM Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction and has served as an associate chair of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing, CHI for more than 10 years. He was inducted into the CHI Academy in 2020.

Anna Cox

Affiliation: University College London
Date: September 4th

Anna Cox is Professor of Human-Computer Interaction and Vice Dean (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) at University College London. Her research on the use of digital technology across work and personal life-spheres has revealed the influence of design on the productivity and work-life balance challenges experienced across a variety of settings including healthcare, finance, academia, and crowdwork. She has also explored digital leisure activities such as watching videos, playing videogames, and engaging in citizen science projects and their role in supporting work-stress recovery. As a result of her expertise in immersive and addictive technologies, she was appointed as Specialist Advisor to the UK Parliament Department of Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee inquiry in 2019. She has been an active participant in the ACM SIGCHI community. She has played a significant role in the early years of two important conference series. She was General Chair of CHIPLAY 2015 and 2016 and a member of the CHIPLAY steering committee (2014-2021). More recently she served as Technical Program Chair for CHIWORK 2022 and General Chair of CHIWORK 2023 and is an inaugural member of the CHIWORK steering committee. She has also played an important role in supporting the CHI conference series: she was Technical Program Chair of CHI 2018 and 2019 and has been a member of the CHI Steering committee since 2017.