Mark Ackerman

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
School of Information and Department of EECS
George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor of Human-Computer Interaction, Professor of Information, School of Information, Professor of Electrical Eng and Computer Science, College of Engineering
Short bio: 

Mark Ackerman is the George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor of Human-Computer Interaction and a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and in the School of Information at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His major research area is Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), primarily Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). He has published widely in HCI and CSCW, investigating collaborative information access in online knowledge communities, medical settings, expertise sharing, and most recently, pervasive environments. Mark is a member of the CHI Academy (HCI Fellow).

Previously, Mark was a faculty member at the University of California, Irvine, and a research scientist at MIT's Laboratory for Computer Science (now CSAIL). Before becoming an academic, Mark led the development of the first home banking system, had three Billboard Top-10 games for the Atari 2600, and worked on the X Window System's first user-interface widget set. Mark has degrees from the University of Chicago, Ohio State, and MIT.


Research summary: 

Computer supported cooperative work (CSCW), collaborative systems, human-computer interaction (HCI), pervasive computing, ubicomp, social computing. 

Recent publications: 

Dong, Tao, Mira Dontcheva, Diana Joseph, Karrie Karahalios, Mark W. Newman, and Mark S Ackerman. “Discovery-based Games for Learning Software.” Short paper, Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'12), May 2012.

Yang, Jiang, Mark S. Ackerman, and Lada A. Adamic. “Virtual Gifts and Guanxi: Supporting Social Exchange in a Chinese Online Community.” Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW’11), February 2011, pp. 45-54.

Newman, Mark W., Mark S. Ackerman, Jungwoo Kim, Atul Prakash, Zhenan Hong, Jacob Mandel, and Tao Dong. “Bringing the Field into the Lab: Supporting Capture and RePlay of Contextual Data for Design.” Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Systems and Technology (UIST'10), October, 2010, pp. 105-108.

Yang, Jiang, Xiao Wei, Mark S. Ackerman, and Lada A. Adamic. “Activity Lifespan: An Analysis of User Survival Patterns in Online Knowledge Sharing Communities.” International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM’10), May, 2010.

Ackerman, Mark S., Tao Dong, Scott Gifford, Jungwoo Kim, Mark W. Newman, Atul Prakash, and Sarah Qidwai. “Simplifying User-Controlled Privacy Policies.” Works-in-Progress paper, IEEE Pervasive Computing, October-December 2009, pp. 2-3.

Congleton, Ben, Mark S. Ackerman, and Mark W. Newman. “The ProD Framework for Proactive Displays.” Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Systems and Technology (UIST'08), October, 2008, pp. 221-230.

human-computer interaction,
computer-supported cooperative work,
pervasive computing,
social computing