Meredith Ringel Morris
Meredith Ringel Morris is a Principal Researcher and Research Manager at Microsoft Research; she is also an affiliate Professor at the University of Washington in The Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering and in The Information School. Dr. Morris leads Microsoft Research’s Ability team, which conducts research in HCI and AI with the goal of developing innovative technologies that extend the capabilities of and enhance quality of life for people with disabilities. She is an internationally-recognized expert in Human-Computer Interaction, and has conducted foundational research in several areas including gesture design, social search, and accessibility. She has served as Technical Program Chair of the ACM CHI, CSCW, ASSETS, and Interactive Tabletops & Surfaces conferences. Dr. Morris is a member of the TOCHI editorial board, and is a past member of the CHI and CSCW steering committees. She has been recognized as one of Technology Review’s “35 under 35” for her work on collaborative web search, and was named an ACM Distinguished Scientist for her contributions to HCI research. She is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed research articles, many of which have been recognized with best paper awards, and two of which have received “Lasting Impact” awards; her publications are available at http://aka.ms/merrie. Dr. Morris earned her Sc.B. in computer science from Brown University, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University.