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Ben Shneiderman Professor and Founding Director of Human-Computer Interaction Lab, University of Maryland.


Ben Shneiderman  is Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Founding Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory at the University of Maryland. He is a fellow of the AAAS, ACM and IEEE, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering, in recognition of his pioneering contributions to human-computer interaction and information visualization, including the direct manipulation concept, clickable web-link, touchscreen keyboards, dynamic query sliders for Spotfire, development of treemaps, innovative network visualization strategies for NodeXL, and temporal event sequence analysis for electronic health records. Shneiderman is the co-author with Catherine Plaisant of  Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction. With Stu Card and Jock Mackinlay, he co-authored  Readings in Information Visualization: Using Vision to Think. His book  Leonardo’s Laptop won the IEEE book award for Distinguished Literary Contribution. His latest book, with Derek Hansen and Marc Smith, is  Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL.

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