Keynote Title and Abstract: TBD
Bio: Elizabeth Churchill is a Senior Director of UX at Google where she leads UX for Fuchsia, a next generation operating system. She is also co-chair of Google’s UX Leadership Council and a co-founder of Google’s UX Research Steering Committee. With a background in psychology, Artificial Intelligence, and Cognitive Science, she draws on social, computer, engineering, and data sciences to create innovative designer, developer and end-user applications and services. She has built research and design teams at Google, eBay, Yahoo, PARC, and FujiXerox.
Elizabeth holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and honorary doctorates from the University of Sussex and the University of Stockholm. She is a member of the Association for Computer Machinery’s (ACM) CHI Academy, is an ACM Fellow, Distinguished Scientist, and an ACM Distinguished Speaker. She served as the ACM’s Executive Vice President for 2 years, from 2018-2020. Elizabeth has published over 200 articles in peer reviewed journals, in conferences, and in magazines. She has also co-edited 5 books on various topics and has co-authored 2 books (Foundations for Designing User Centered Systems, and Designing with Data). Elizabeth is a visiting professor at Imperial College’s Dyson School of Design Engineering in London, and is an advisory board member for the Flickr Foundation and for the Pardee RAND Graduate School in Santa Monica, California. She was recently appointed to be a Co-Editor in Chief of ACM’s Interactions magazine, the foremost publication in all applied research related to human computer interaction (HCI) and user experience (UX). In 2016, she received a Citris-Banatao Institute Award Athena Award for Women in Technology for her Executive Leadership. She has been named one of the top women leaders in UX over the last several years.