The CHI Academy is an honorary group of influential individuals who have made substantial contributions to the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) and have been active participants in the ACM SIGCHI (special interest group on computer-human interaction) community. They are considered principal leaders of the field, whose efforts have shaped the disciplines and/or industry, and led research and/or innovation in HCI.
Mark’s primary research interest is in understanding the impact of digital media on people’s lives. She is best known for her work in studying people’s multitasking, mood and behavior while using digital media in real-world environments. She has also contributed to understanding distributed collaboration as well as social media use among people living in disrupted environments. Mark has published over 150 papers and is author of the book Multitasking in the Digital Age. Her work has received best paper and honorable mention awards and she has been a Fulbright scholar. She has held leadership roles in SIGCHI conferences: She is general co-chair of the ACM CHI 2017 conference, was papers chair of ACM CSCW 2012 and ACM CSCW 2006, and served on the first ACM CSCW steering committee. Mark currently serves as associate editor of theACM TOCHI and Human-Computer Interaction journals.
Mark is the fifth informatics professor to be elected to the CHI Academy, joining fellow faculty members Paul Dourish, Bonnie Nardi, Gary Olson and Judy Olson.