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SIGCHI is the Special Interest Group on Computer–Human Interaction, one of the Association for Computing Machinery's special interest groups. It is the world's leading organization in Human–Computer Interaction (HCI), and essentially created and defined the field.

It hosts the major annual international HCI conference, CHI, with around 2,500 attendees, and publishes two of the main international publications on HCI: ACM Interactions, and ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI).

It was formed in 1982 by renaming and refocussing SIGSOC, the Special Interest Group on Social and Behavioral Computing; Lorraine Borman, previously editor of the SIGSOC Bulletin, was its first chair.[1]

SIGCHI has two membership publications, the SIGCHI Bulletin and interactions.


Each year SIGCHI inducts around 7 or 8 people into the CHI Academy, honouring them for their significant contribution to the field of human–computer interaction. It also gives out a CHI Lifetime Achievement Award for research and practice, the CHI Lifetime Service Award, and the CHI Social Impact Award.

CHI Lifetime Achievement Award

CHI Lifetime Service Award

CHI Social Impact Award

SIGCHI Communication Ambassadors

SIGCHI has HCI researchers as Communication Ambassadors. [2]

  1. Hui-Shyong Yeo[3]
  2. Rita Orji
  3. Konstantinos Papangelis
  4. Gökçe Elif Baykal
  5. Upasna Bhandari
  6. Mario Montagud
  7. Bindu Upadhyay
  8. Muhammad Zahid Iqbal[4]
  9. Leonel Morales
  10. Dmitrijs Dmitrenko
  11. Ling Weay Ang
  12. Ali Hussain
  13. David Gil de Gómez Pérez
  14. Jan de Wit
  15. Francisco J. Gutierrez
  16. Bart Knijnenburg
  17. Rodrigo Laiola Guimaraes
  18. Josh (Adi Tedjasaputra)
  19. Juan Pablo "JP" Carrascal
  20. Maarten Van Mechelen
  21. Denise McEvoy
  22. Yudistira Yanuar Rizki Hermawan
  23. Chandni Rajendran
  24. Jun HAN
  25. Laura Sanely Gaytan Lugo (Sane)
  26. Kaveh Bazargan
  27. Tahir Abbas
  28. Shiwei Cheng
  29. Alan Chamberlain
  30. Tomaso M. Scherini

Executive Committee

SIGCHI is governed by an Executive Committee (EC) which is composed of officers elected by SIGCHI members, the immediate past chair, the editors of SIGCHI publications, and other appointed members.

The current SIGCHI President is Loren Terveen of GroupLens Research at the University of Minnesota.[5]


  1. ^ Borman, Lorraine (January 1996), "SIGCHI: The Early Years", SIGCHI Bulletin, 28 (1) .
  2. ^ "ACM SIGCHI Communication Ambassadors — SIGCHI". Retrieved 2017-05-11. 
  3. ^ "SACHI | ACM SIGCHI: Communication Ambassador & Turing Award Celebration News". Retrieved 2017-05-11. 
  4. ^ "Graduate of ITU Lahore, Muhammad Zahid Iqbal get selected as ACM SIGCHI Communication Ambassador". Retrieved 2017-05-19. 
  5. ^ "Officers and Committees". SIGCHI. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 

External links

  • ACM
  • interactions
  • SIGCHI Bulletin
  • History of SIGCHI to 1996
  • SIGCHI Awards

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